Robert Horton

Robert Horton

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Robert Horton is a member of the National Society of Film Critics, and the longtime film critic for the Herald (Everett, WA), and Seattle Weekly. He is a regular contributor to Film Comment magazine, and the author of Frankenstein (Columbia University Press) and Billy Wilder: Interviews (U. Press of Mississippi). He also co-authored the graphic novel Rotten (Moonstone Books). He has been a Fulbright Specialist (Romania, 2016); adjunct professor at Seattle University; the curator of the "Magic Lantern" film program at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle; instructor at the Architectural Association in London; past president of the Seattle Film Society; and a speaker with Smithsonian Journeys. He served two terms as a speaker with Humanities Washington, traveling Washington state and lecturing on film history. He is currently a board member at Scarecrow Video and leads the yearlong Scarecrow Academy project there. As a member of FIPRESCI (International Society of Film Critics) he has served on juries at film festivals in Odesa, Ukraine; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Seattle. His work is linked at the website The Crop Duster (


30 fave films, in chronological order: Un Chien Andalou; M; Monkey Business (Marx Bros. version); Freaks; The Wizard of Oz: The Great Dictator; Cat People (Jacques Tourneur version); A Matter of Life and Death; The Lady From Shanghai; The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; The Third Man; The Quiet Man; Sansho the Bailiff; The Night of the Hunter; Rebel Without a Cause; Rio Bravo; Some Like it Hot; North by Northwest; Jules and Jim; Jason and the Argonauts; Help!; Masculin-Feminin; The Wild Bunch; Two English Girls; Duel; Chinatown; Barry Lyndon; The American Friend; Cutter's Way; Local Hero.



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