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?
What happens in this episode?
In this episode, Hugh and Jenna discuss the film based on the long-running game franchise Assassin’s Creed.
Directed by Justin Kurzel, written by Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling and Michael K. Williams.
They discuss the idea of canon and lore of franchises and history, as well as fanfiction and it’s grey area, Video Game Movies in general, and it’s problems and the Assassin’s Creed Modern Day storylines.
Jenna discusses her experiences in Cordoba, Spain and the Reconquista Era of Spanish history, where the Iberian Peninsula was reconquered by Christian leaders from Islamic Leader, a period of history not explored often by English Language media.
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