Megan Abbott’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Megan Abbott’s Adventures in Moviegoing

11 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 THE NAKED KISS

    Episode 2

  • The Naked Kiss

    Episode 3

    Directed by Samuel Fuller • 1964 • United States
    Starring Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante

    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, hallucinat...

  • Megan Abbott on PERSONA

    Episode 4

  • Persona
    1:23:44
    Episode 5

    Persona

    Episode 5

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1966 • Sweden
    Starring Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson

    By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical PERSONA, he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary perf...

  • Megan Abbott on SISTERS

    Episode 6

  • Sisters
    1:32:39
    Episode 7

    Sisters

    Episode 7

    Directed by Brian De Palma • 1973 • United States
    Starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning

    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...

  • Megan Abbott on PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

    Episode 8

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Episode 9

    Directed by Peter Weir • 1975 • Australia
    Starring Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

    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 Lin...

  • Megan Abbott on TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME

    Episode 10

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Episode 11

    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...