Reel History 1×12 – The Prince of Egypt

The story of Moses gets a big screen animation from Dreamworks - Hugh and Jenna share their thoughts on Reel History UK

Prince of Egypt

Presented by Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman, Reel History UK is an informative and engaging podcast exploring the presentation of historical events within pop culture ranging across film and television. Each episode, our hosts focus on a chosen television show or movie property that may be based on or around important historical events. From there, each episode discussion leads to the ultimate decision, is the chosen media property REAL History or REEL History?

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In this episode, Hugh and Jenna explore Dreamwork’s 1998 animated musical Prince of Egypt, directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner & Simon Wells, written Philip LaZebnik, based on the Book of Exodus, and starring Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock & Jeff Goldblum

This time Hugh and Jenna discuss, the animation renaissance of 1990’s and why animation is important as an artform, 1990’s advertising, Bible stories and myths, the history of our understanding of ancient Egyptian period, the more recent version of the story, Exodus directed by Riley Scott, representation in film set in the middle east and Jenna learns she has two twitter feeds.

Some discussion of myths that include sex.

Enjoy Reel History UK? Want to dive further into film history? Then you can check out the entire series so far by visiting the official podcast page for the show.

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