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As Depicted on Film

Lost Expeditions As Depicted on Film

You wouldn't think that a film and a show about British naval exploration would offer such deep and biting insight into our culture, but they do! Our film is Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World (2003) with Russel Crowe, and our show is The Terror (2019) with Jared Harris. Gil and Rutger discuss.

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  • How Napoleon (2023) Fails as a Historical Biopic

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  • How Metropolis (1927) Changed Cinema and Predicted the Future

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