PtW XIV: A New HopeCulture, Film, Media — By Picturing the Word on May 26, 2010 at 1:05 am
Welcome to the final episode of Picturing the Word!
Our curriculum this week was themed “Redemption.”
La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc) (Dreyer, 1928)
Offret (The Sacrifice) (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986)
The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
Mildly adhering to the theme of Redemption, John and I explore the topics of both loyalty and hope as they relate to the lives of heroes and saviors in this curriculum. We wonder about the importance of loyalty, particularly the occasional conflict of loyalty to people and loyalty to ideas. We then begin thinking about the necessity of hope for a hero, and finally reflect upon the object of a hero’s hope.
This episode concludes a 14-week project that John and I are privileged to have been a part. With the conclusion of the podcast also comes the conclusion of our wonderful class and of both John’s and my undergraduate education. We are simultaneous ready to go and yet quite sad to leave, and through it all, overwhelmingly thankful for the excellent education we have both received at the Torrey Honors Institute and Biola University.
As always, we would love your comments and questions. Comment below or email John and I at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Happy listening! ‘