Loveship Left Alive (Weekly Links)

Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston: Nocturnal Denizens of Only Lovers Left Alive

Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston: the nocturnal denizens of Only Lovers Left Alive

Links to reviews I wrote this week for the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.

Only Lovers Left Alive. “Full-bodied and sneaky-funny.”

Hateship Loveship. “Misses the fable-like qualities of the situation and opts for a naturalistic style.”

Decoding Annie Parker. “Frequent bits of humor lighten the mood; the only problem is they always feel like bits of humor intended to lighten the mood.”

Saturday May 3, join me in Twisp, WA, for “The Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations on Film,” a talk in the Humanities Washington Speakers series. This one’s a look at some of the kookier ways movies have treated original texts: how The Odyssey became O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Tempest turned into Forbidden Planet – that kind of thing. In the meantime, we’ll think about how movies differ from literature, always a rich subject. This is at 7 p.m., at the Merc Playhouse, hosted by the Twisp Library Friends, and it’s free.

Thursday May 8, join me in Renton, WA, for another go-round of “The Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations on Film,” a talk in the Humanities Washington Speakers series. This is at 7 p.m., Renton Library, and it’s free.

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