Megan Abbott’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Megan Abbott’s Adventures in Moviegoing

13 Episodes

The award-winning novelist and writer for THE DEUCE talks crime, adolescence, and movies.

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Megan Abbott’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Megan Abbott in Conversation

    Episode 1

    The best-selling author of “You Will Know Me” on a lifetime of moviegoing

  • Megan Abbott on SUNSET BOULEVARD

    Episode 2

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Episode 3

    Directerd by Billy Wilder • 1950 • United States
    Starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

    Hollywood’s ultimate poison-pen letter to itself, Billy Wilder’s acerbic masterpiece casts real-life silent-screen icon Gloria Swanson as a faded movie star who draws a struggling screenw...

  • Megan Abbott on THE NAKED KISS

    Episode 4

  • The Naked Kiss

    Episode 5

    Directed by Samuel Fuller • 1964 • United States

    The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (a crackerjack Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society. But in the strange, hallucinatory territory of writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller...

  • Megan Abbott on PERSONA

    Episode 6

  • Persona
    Episode 7


    Episode 7

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1966 • Sweden

    By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema's most unforgettable images. But with the radical PERSONA, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman...

  • Megan Abbott on SISTERS

    Episode 8

  • Sisters
    Episode 9


    Episode 9

    Directed by Brian De Palma • 1973 • United States

    Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters' insidious sibling bond. A s...

  • Megan Abbott on PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

    Episode 10

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Episode 11

    Directed by Peter Weir • 1975 • Australia

    This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema. Based on an acclaimed 1967 novel by Joan Lindsay, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is set at the turn ...


    Episode 12

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Episode 13

    Directed by David Lynch • 1992 • United States

    In the town of Twin Peaks, everybody has their secrets, but no one more than Laura Palmer. In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, fo...