As Depicted on Film
What is Wrong with House of the Dragon?
House of the Dragon seems to double down on its contempt towards regular people, peasants and servants. Is this the creators' perspective or is this subvrsive?
Crusades As Depicted on Film
For the past 1000 years since the Christian crusades into the Middle East, the crusades and crusaders have consistently been positively portrayed in Christian countries. But, since the American-British invasion of Iraq and its religious undertones, crusading has begun to lose its appeal. Let's follow this journey through the 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, the 2006 Ridley Scott film, Kingdon of Heaven, starring Orlando Bloom, and the 2018 Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx. To support the podcast - go to our Patreon page.
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.