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2 - The Widow's Delight
Places The Broken Seas -- Pell -- Northwatch The Elven Lands Westrun Kingdoms People Captain Jidda Heim - First Mate Clarence - Navigator Y'Konn - Quartermaster Bones - Doctor Axelfroth - Chef Albher - Lookout Big Sass - Cabin Girl Misc The Guild Of Gond The Westrun Army The Blackshaw Players Please Follow Us On Twitter Please Support Us On Patreon Music from "Virtutes Instrumenti" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (
4.22 — DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989) and Poetry
Our film this week is the 1989 Peter Weir film (and Robin Williams vehicle) DEAD POETS SOCIETY. After our usual reviews, we talk about the aesthetics of this film and its evocative nature, how this film is not like either LOVE ACTUALLY or AVENGERS, and why high school films are often like dreams. Next Time Next time, our high school season continues with the 1993 Richard Linklater film DAZED AND CONFUSED. Recent Media MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS (2008–): Franc Roddam, Gregg Wallace, Monica Galetti JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 — PARABELLUM (2019): Chad Stahelski, Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry Recommendations HOUSE (2004–12): Greg Yaitanes, Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps INSOMNIA (2002): Christopher Nolan, Al Pacino, Robin Williams THE HISTORY BOYS (2006): Alan Bennett, Nicholas Hytner, Richard Griffiths THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS (1974): Peter Weir, John Meillon, Terry Camilleri DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD (1991): Stephen Herek, Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy THE SECRET HISTORY (1992): Donna Tartt Footnotes Firstly, here’s Roger Ebert’s rather caustic review of the film: Then, somewhat in support of this — though not entirely, as we discuss — here are some clips of Robin Williams in full ‘stage comedian’ performance mode (including some full-length shows):,, This is a little more on the subject of Shakespearean tragedy: And on the theme of transformation as explored in Midsummer Night’s Dream (for an English teacher, Shmoop is a godsend!): Finally, here’s a little something on sequels in high school film; the fact that there are fewer than 10 successful franchises on this list (some of them really don’t count! especially those which are really straightforward re-boots) is telling:
1 - World & Characters
Welcome to the show notes of the first proper episode of season 2 of Loremasters! I'm going to use these notes to help list off some places and people mentioned in this episode, to help DMs running this campaign. World Map As Mentioned Places The Broken Seas -- Pell -- Long Shanty The Elven Lands Westrun Kingdoms Rabbad Illwind Jukka People T'kallak - The Primordial Titan beneath The Broken Sea Nika - Leader Of The Blackened Bones The Endless - Immortal Ruler Of Rabbad The Zenir Family Ariana - The Sea Witch Please Follow Us On Twitter Please Support Us On Patreon Music from "Virtutes Instrumenti" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (
4.21 — THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985) and Endings (or Not)
This week sees the start of our mini-season of high school movies, beginning with the seminal John Hughes film THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985). After some reviews, we talk about how character depth is important to a film about stereotypes, why detention really doesn’t work, and whether or not being a teenager is ever about having an ending (this makes sense in context, I promise...). Next Time The next film in our high school season is 1989’s DEAD POETS SOCIETY. Recent Media FOR ALL MANKIND (2019): Ronald D. Moore, Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman HYPOTHETICAL (2019): Josh Widdicombe, Tom Craine, James Acaster Recommendations THE DARK KNIGHT (2008): Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986): John Hughes, Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck PITCH PERFECT (2012): Jason Moore, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS (2004): Mark Hartley, Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus TEACHING MRS TINGLE (1999): Kevin Williamson, Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes THE DARK BACKWARD (1991): Adam Rifkin, Judd Nelson, Bill Paxton Footnotes Firstly, Rob mentions in passing the idea of a ‘bottle’ episode; more on that, here: Here’s more on the difference between a stereotype and an archetype: After we spent some time thinking about the adult characters in this film — and Sam watched it from the perspective of a teacher! — this article is interesting: Finally, this seems a good place to start our focus on the high school genre:
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