Posts Tagged ‘Picturing the Word’

PtW XIV: A New Hope

Welcome to the final episode of Picturing the Word! Our curriculum this week was themed “Redemption.” We watched: 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...
May 26th, 2010 | Culture, Film, Media | Read More

Getting Outside the Box

Hello again! Welcome back. We only have a few weeks left and Danielle and I are excited to broaden our discussion beyond some of the texts and movies we’ve been watching and hope you find it interesting as well. This past week we watched: Superman Returns Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Harry Potter...
May 12th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture, Film, Media, Picturing the Word | Read More

There and Back Again: A Savior’s Tale

Welcome to Podcast 11! Our curriculum this week was aptly themed “A Strange Visitor.” We watched: Wall•E (Andrew Stanton, Pixar, 2008) Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson, 1964) The Terminal (Steven Spielberg, 2004) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982) “Doctor Who” (Human Nature /...
May 5th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture, Film, Media, Picturing the Word | Read More

Is the Character of a Man His Fate?

Hello again! We are excited that you are joining us again! Danielle and I are enjoying the conversations we are having after class. We only have a few weeks left and are looking forward to sharing our thoughts with all of you. This past week we watched: The Emperor’s Club Amistad (Danielle and I would...
April 28th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture, Film, Media, Picturing the Word | Read More

Pursuing the Impossible Dream

Welcome to Podcast 9! Our curriculum this week was themed “The Never-Ending Battle.” We watched: 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) We read: Kingdom...
April 21st, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture, Film, Media, Picturing the Word | Read More

“Like Any Story Worth Telling, This Story is About A Girl”–The Role of Gender in the Hero Myth

Danielle and I both realized over the course of this class that questions about gender range from absurd to non-existent. Questions such as “Are you saying that a woman is worth less than a military conquest!?” prompted Danielle and I both to believe that questions concerning relationships, ideals...
April 15th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture, Film, Media, Picturing the Word | Read More

Secret Identities—Necessary but Wicked?

Welcome to Podcast 7—“The Superman” Appropriately, this week we were to view Passion movies and think about the ultimate Superman we find in the character of Christ. We watched: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (William Wyler, 1959) Jesus (John Krish & Peter Sykes, 1979) The Passion of the Christ...
April 7th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture, Film, Picturing the Word | Read More

(Side)Kicking It With Jesus

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 picturingtheword@gmail.com. This past week we watched: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell, 2005) Raiders of the Lost Ark...
March 31st, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture, Film, Other, Picturing the Word | Read More

Dreams Denied! A Hero’s Sacrifice

Welcome to Week 5 of Picturing the Word! This week in class we watched movies and read books with the theme “I Offer You A Change At Greatness.” We watched: Star Trek (2009) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Spider-Man 2 (2004) Superman II (1980) Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge...
March 24th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Film, Other, Picturing the Word | Read More

Uh, What Do You Mean By “Great Responsibility” ?

Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed last week’s podcast. Danielle and I are thrilled to continue our discussion of heroes and saviors in our fourth podcast. The theme for class was “You Are Here for A Reason.” We watched: Batman Begins (2005) “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”...
March 17th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Film, Picturing the Word | Read More