Hello! And welcome back to our podcast. Danielle and I hope you’re enjoying our discussion. We’d love to hear what you think! You can comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past week we watched:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell, 2005)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
“Doctor Who” (Rise of the Cyberman / The Age of Steel [2.05-2.06]; The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit [2.08-2.09])
We also read the “Fall” chapter of Superman for All Seasons.
In our podcast, Danielle and I discuss this week’s theme of “Coming Out of the Light,” and examine the dark periods that Heroes often undergo. This idea of “Hero Darkness” leads John and I to ask if someone can be a “bad” hero? In the case of Batman, for instance, is he a flawed hero for becoming Gotham’s “Dark Knight”? Lastly, we move to discussing the role of sidekicks, which finally received the needed attention in class.
Next week we’re looking at Passion movies: Passion of the Christ, The Jesus Movie, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Ben Hur.
Happy Listening! ‘