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Pursuing the Impossible Dream
Posted By Picturing the Word On April 21, 2010 @ 9:55 am In Art & Literature,Culture,Film,Media,Picturing the Word | 1 Comment
Welcome to Podcast 9!
Our curriculum this week was themed “The Never-Ending Battle.”
Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, 1960, PG-13)
Braveheart (Mel Gibson, 1995, R)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002, PG-13)
“Doctor Who” (Army of Ghosts / Doomsday 2.12–13)
Kingdom Come (Chapter 3—Up in the Sky)
Batman: War on Crime
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien
Needless to say, it was a very long week.
We begin the podcast by discussing the question: does a hero need to believe in the impossible in order to be a hero? This question then makes us wonder if Heroes are necessarily foolish people—remember that a hero frequently has an impossible quest that only a fool would dare try to complete. We then turn to thinking about characters like William Wallace and Spartacus and ask if heroes need to have a vendetta to inspire action? And finally, in light of a hero frequently taking up an impossible and generally highly dangerous quest, it is morally acceptable for a hero to ask for followers?
As always, we would love your comments and questions. Comment below or email John and I at email@example.com  .
Happy listening! ‘
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