As Depicted on Film
The Deep Sea As Depicted on Film
What do film depictions about the deep ocean waters tell us about the constant and changing perceptions of the deep? This is a free-zone that is infested in whatever industry is thriving at the time. Our films today are The Life Aquatic (2004), The Hunt for Red October (1990) and The Abyss (1989). Support our show https://www.patreon.com/m/adof
Christian Pagans As Depicted on Film
Christianity invaded northern Europe and both of them changed beyond all recognition. Let's make this journey through films! The Northman (2022), Beowulf (2007) and Excalibur (1981). To support our podcast https://www.patreon.com/m/adof
Christian Rome As Depicted on Film
Through three films we can both see how Christianity took over the Roman empire, and how modern views about Christianity changed from our first film, released in the 60s to the last gilm, released in 2009. The films are: Constantine and the Cross (1961), Agora (2009), and King Arthur (2004). To support our podcast https://www.patreon.com/m/adof
Dreamworks Joseph vs Bible Joseph
In a surprising twist, Joseph King of Dreams (2000), the animated version of the biblical epic, is not only faithful to the original source material, but it also does justice to the essence of the story. Stephen Guerera from Beyond the Big Screen podcast joins Gil to discuss.
Good Archeology As Depicted on Film
When cultures dig in their own ground to learn more about their forebearers, archeology is a tool that promotes a sense of personal and social continuation. Let's talk Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb (2020) and The Dig (2021).
Evil Cursed Archeology As Depicted on Film
So many of the films that depict western archeologists digging up ancient artifacts have those artifacts produce evil curses in revenge for the excavations. Let's explore that theme with Indiana Jones (1981), The Mummy (1999) and Night At The Museum (2006).
Succession (HBO): Monstrous Nobility
HBO's Succession is one of the best shows of the past few years. It combines dark comedy, uninhibited satire and deep psychological drama. Linguist Mallory Aler joins Gil to discuss.
Ukraine on Film
For this episode, Gil and Rutger watched three Ukrainian movies made for an U?krainian audience, about the ongoing conflict with Russia: the Netflix documentary of the civil protests of 2013-2014 called Winter on Fire (2015), the mainstream action war movie Cyborgs: Heroes Never Die (2015) and the dark satirical drama-comedy Donbass (2018).
NAME CHANGE: From Pod Academy to As Depicted on Film
We're changing the name of our podcast to reflect the most integral part of the format: As Depicted on Film. In each episode, we pick 3+ films around a certain topic and breakdown the different depictions. Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/adof