Gone Tracks (This Week’s Movies)

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck: Gone Girl

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck: Gone Girl

Links to reviews I had published in the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.

Gone Girl. “Truly odd movie.”

Tracks. “True in spirit to the kind of soul that would really take this journey.” (In case of Herald paywall, here’s the Seattle Weekly version.)

Kelly & Cal. “Doesn’t have the nerve to go all the way.” (Weekly version.)

The Liberator. “The Great Man school of biography is alive – if not particularly well.” (Weekly version.)

Tonight, October 3, join me in Edmonds, 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., Edmonds Public Library,  and it’s free.

mashup

 

The Overlook Podcast has a crossover episode: In this one Steve Scher and I are joined by Book Lust author and librarian extraordinaire Nancy Pearl, as we sort through thoughts of movie adaptations from books, with Gone Girl the particular focus. Give a listen here.

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