Reel History 2×09 – Joan of Arc

The story of Joan of Arc is the focus of this episode of Reel History UK

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 discuss the miniseries Joan of Arc (1999). Directed by Christian Duguay, written by Michael Alexander Miller and Ronald Parker and starring Leelee Sobieski, Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe, Neil Patrick Harris and Peter O’Toole

Hugh and Jenna explore the story of Joan of Arc, and the primary sources that help us know about this young girl’s life, and her role in propaganda and nationalism, while Hugh gushes about many of the legendary actors while chatting about changes that happened to television as it moved into the 2000s, historian specialisation and historical accuracy when it comes to locations.

Please be advised that this episode also includes a light discussion on the topic of rape.


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