REALTalk – Robert Horton

September 14th, 2021 by Susan McCabe

“Great city streets emptied of people; a population panicked; misinformation in the air. If some of our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic seemed familiar, it might be because the movies already imagined them.” This is film critic Robert Horton’s take on how the movies have prepared us for the apocalypse, and he’s going to elaborate on that this week with host Susan McCabe. Horton is well equipped to lay it all out for us. Before launching his KVSH show The Music & The Movies, he was the longtime film reviewer of the Seattle Weekly, Everett Herald, and KUOW, and a regular contributor to Film Comment; his books include a critical study of Frankenstein. He has been a Fulbright Specialist, a Smithsonian Journeys speaker, an instructor at Seattle University and the Architectural Association in London, and he’s been chosen to present his view of movies and the apocalypse for the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau program this month. He’ll preview that presentation and his observations about film on REALTalk. Tune in — it’s sure to be REAL.. or is it just a movie?