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Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the south of Great Britain

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Bookey App 30 mins Book Summaries Knowledge Notes and More
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Full Book Review

Bookey App 30 mins Book Summaries Knowledge Notes and More

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 11:57


Tess of the D'Urbervilles Full Book ReviewMore Content On Bookey Best App For Book Summary. Written in the British critical realist style of the 19th century, the tragic story of Tess of the d'Urbervilles is probably Thomas Hardy's most famous work. Tess, the novel's heroine, is a peasant girl, pure in heart and attractive. The hardships she experiences in the story eventually destroy her. Tess's life is quite impoverished. She must work to support her poor relatives. Previously, Tess's family were of aristocratic descent, but at the start of the book, they have fallen from favor and lost their fortune. Alec d'Urberville, the lascivious heir to a significant inheritance, takes advantage of Tess's naivety. His seduction leads to her being disgraced. Tess's true beloved, learning of her lost virginity, abandons her. Afterwards, Tess's life spirals down, in cruel steps, to ruin. Overview | Chapter 1Hi, welcome to Bookey. Today we will unlock Tess of the D'Urbervilles by the British realist author Thomas Hardy. Hardy was born in 1840. His father was a stonemason in Dorset, England. Hardy didn't move away and settled to live in this part of the British countryside for most of his life. He loved nature and derived a great deal of inspiration for his books from the landscape and the outdoors. Most of his novels are set in the countryside, presenting a strong local flavor. The ancient name of his home region was Wessex. He often referrers to Wessex in his novels to define the local character. With Hardy Wessex Novels became a whole genre of English literature, but Hardy always held the title of the genre's preeminent writer. Tess of the D'Urbervilles is an exemplar of this phenomenon. The novel is regarded as the peak of Hardy's creative career. The story of Tess relates the tragic life of a pure woman beset by hardships, suffering, and abuse. The book's heroine, Tess, is born into a poor peasant family, victims of the economic recession that hit Europe in the 1870s, known as the Long Depression. Tess's father stumbles upon the knowledge that he may be a descendant of the noble d'Urberville family. He sends Tess to these wealthy relatives in order to stake a claim that they are of the same family thereby overcome their current economic misfortune. Tess gains employment on the d'Urberville estate, but the lascivious d'Urberville son, Alec, forces himself on her and rapes her. From this point, the real tragedy begins. This novel was written at the end of the 19th century in England's Victorian era. When it was first published, it caused a great stir for several reasons. Firstly, Hardy created an impressive female figure who rebelled against many forms of social oppression. Hardy lambasted the traditional moral standards of Victorian social classes and added a controversial subtitle to his piece - “A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented”. Hardy was severely criticized by the public for this subtitle as his heroine is a woman who, in their view, was impure because she lost her virginity. Hardy responded to this criticism in the preface to his book's first edition. He quoted the words of St. Jerome, the Latin translator of the Bible, “If an offence come out of the truth, better it is that the offence come than that the truth be concealed.” The way he stood up for his narrative shows Hardy's courage and his rebellious spirit against the rotten religious morality of the time.

MetalProgPop Cast
187: Sheer Heart Attack - Queen

MetalProgPop Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 128:05


Sheer Heart Attack (1974) es el tercer álbum de la banda británica de rock Queen, publicado el 8 de noviembre de 1974 por EMI. Fue grabado en los estudios Trident, Wessex, Rockfield y Air (Reino Unido) entre julio y septiembre de ese mismo año y producido por Roy Thomas Baker y Queen. Llegó al número dos de la lista de discos más vendidos en el Reino Unido y al número doce en Estados Unidos.  El álbum fue editado después de su segunda obra musical Queen II, con la cual se consagraron como banda en Reino Unido, pero no fue hasta Sheer Heart Attack donde se convirtieron en banda de renombre internacionalmente. Con los sencillos "Killer Queen"​ y "Now I'm Here"​ la banda consiguió el éxito fuera del Reino Unido. El sencillo "Killer Queen" alcanzó el puesto n.º 12 en las listas estadounidenses. 

War And Conquest
{13.8} Anglo Saxons: Conquest of the Danelaw

War And Conquest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 31:36


899-924 AD: Eaward and his sister, Aethelflaed would take up the mantle of their father Alfred the Great and greatly expand the kingdoms of Wessex and Merica at the expense of the Viking overlords www.warandconquest.com warandconquestpcast@gmail.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdUOD52RBg1BBm_zndE-DdA https://www.patreon.com/warandconquest https://www.facebook.com/warandconquestpcast https://www.instagram.com/warandconquestpcast/ https://twitter.com/warandconquest1 Venmo: @Warand Conquest https://www.twitch.tv/theproslayer7

Black Girl Couch Reviews
Vikings: Season 3, Episode 2 ”The Wanderer”

Black Girl Couch Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 57:35


Vikings: Season 3, Episode 2 "The Wanderer" Lagertha and Athelstan help to establish the Viking settlement in Wessex. Harbard, a mysterious wanderer, arrives in Kattegat, realising the forewarned dreams of Aslaug, Siggy and Helga.     Scorecard:  9.5/10    Feedback : blackgirlcouch@gmail.com (audio/written) Twitter: BlackGirl_Couch   Tumblr: slowlandrogynousmiracle  

Anglo-Saxon England
Three Royal Brothers

Anglo-Saxon England

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 29:39


Æthelwulf's will attests to his desire that upon his death Wessex would pass into the hands of his sons. This desire was fulfilled when his eldest surviving son Æthelbald became king following his father's death in 858. The years that passed between this accession and the rise of the youngest son, Alfred, to the throne in 871 would see a complex detente form between the four brothers as Wessex rapidly passed from one to another. Histories of Wessex tend to overlook the years between Æthelwulf and Alfred, preferring to focus instead of Alfred, his father, and his grandfather to give the sense of a simple progression of a united Wessex developing into a united kingdom of England. However the reigns of Alfred's three older brothers deserve to be discussed in detail since it is under them that several key factors in Alfred's reign fully emerge into West Saxon history such as the transition from Scandinavian raiding into Scandinavian conquest and the alliance with Mercia, both of which would bear fruit in Alfred's reign and shape the earliest form of the kingdom of England. Credits –  Music: 'Wælheall' by Hrōðmund Wōdening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQfdqIyqJ4g&list=LL&index=5&ab_channel=Hr%C5%8D%C3%B0mundW%C5%8Ddening Social Media -  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/anglosaxonengland Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anglo-Saxon-England-Podcast-110529958048053 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandAnglo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anglosaxonenglandpodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzyGUvYZCstptNQeWTwfQuA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Black Girl Couch Reviews
Vikings: Season 3, Episode 1 ”Mercenary”

Black Girl Couch Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 67:11


Vikings: Season 3, Episode 1 "Mercenary"  Ragnar and Lagertha's fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex and this time they bring a group to colonize there. King Ecbert hosts the Norsemen and proposes a deal. Despite the misgivings of some of the other leaders, Ragnar leads his forces into battle once more, but this time as allies of Wessex.   Scorecard: 9.7/10    Feedback : blackgirlcouch@gmail.com  (audio/written) Twitter: BlackGirl_Couch   Tumblr: slowlandrogynousmiracle  

War And Conquest
{13.7} Anglo-Saxons: Alfred the Great's Last Trial By Fire

War And Conquest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 30:32


878-897: Alred insitiues sweeping refroms of the army and govenrment to brace his kingdom for the last assault of the Great Heathen Army Song: Half Alive by Secrets- Everything That Got Us Here www.warandconquest.com warandconquestpcast@gmail.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdUOD52RBg1BBm_zndE-DdA https://www.patreon.com/warandconquest https://www.facebook.com/warandconquestpcast https://www.instagram.com/warandconquestpcast/ https://twitter.com/warandconquest1 Venmo: @Warand Conquest https://www.twitch.tv/theproslayer7

Anglo-Saxon England
King Æthelwulf

Anglo-Saxon England

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 26:03


Æthelwulf, father of Alfred the Great, was perhaps the most innovative king Wessex had seen since the reign of Ine. Although he would dedicate much of his reign to securing the throne, through the dual impact of intense Viking raiding and personal hubris his experiment would finally explode in his face casting a permanent shadow on his legacy but also setting the scene for the rise of his mighty son. Credits –  Music: 'Wælheall' by Hrōðmund Wōdening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQfdqIyqJ4g&list=LL&index=5&ab_channel=Hr%C5%8D%C3%B0mundW%C5%8Ddening Social Media -  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/anglosaxonengland Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anglo-Saxon-England-Podcast-110529958048053 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandAnglo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anglosaxonenglandpodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzyGUvYZCstptNQeWTwfQuA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Guys Review
Gremlins

The Guys Review

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 47:08


Gremlins Welcome to The Guys Review, where we review media, products and experiences.  **READ APPLE REVIEWS/Fan Mail**Mention Twitter DM group - like pinned tweet @The_GuysReviewRead emails theguysreviewpod@gmail.comTwitter Poll Gremlins Director: Joe Dante Starring:  Zach GalliganPhoebe CatesHoyt AxtonPolly HollidayFrances Lee McCain Released: June 8, 1984 Budget: $11M ($31.5M in 2022) Gross $212.9M ($610M in 2022) Ratings:   IMDb 7.3/10 Rotten Tomatoes 86% Metacritic 70% Google Users 83%  Here cometh thine shiny awards Sire. My Lord Tucker the Wanker second Earl of Wessex. Lord of the Furries. Heir of Lord baldy the one eyed snake wrestler. Protector of Freedom units. Step Sibling with funny feelings down stairs. Entertainer of uncles. Jailor of innocent. Spanker of innocent milk maids and stable boys. The toxic wanker. Big Cheif sitting doughnut. Teepee giver to the great Cornholio. Edgar Allan Poe's shaved muse. First Time you saw the movie? Plot:   TOP 5​1. It's partly responsible for the creation of the PG-13 rating.Truth be told, it's Steven Spielberg who is really responsible for the introduction of the PG-13 rating. Both Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, which he directed, and Gremlins, which he executive produced, were rated PG upon their release, and subsequently criticized for not being kid-appropriate. To avoid being slapped with an R rating in the future, Spielberg suggested that the MPAA add a rating between PG and R. On August 10, 1984, Red Dawn became the first movie to be released with the new PG-13 rating. 2. Howie Mandel is the voice of Gizmo.It was the suggestion of voice actor Frank Welker, who voiced Stripe in Gremlins (and Fred on Scooby-Doo before that), that Howie Mandel be hired for the role. Phoebe Cates was a controversial casting choice.Given her sweet demeanor as Kate, it's hard to imagine that not everyone was on board with casting Cates. But her infamous topless scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High gave the studio pause about putting her in the lead. Kingston Falls and Hill Valley are one and the same.If the fictional town of Kingston Falls in Gremlins looks familiar, that's because it was filmed on the same set used for the town of Hill Valley in Back to the Future, which wasreleased a year later. At one point, Gizmo and Stripe were supposed to be the same creature.It was also at Spielberg's suggestion that Gizmo's role in the film grew. Originally, it's the cute little Mogwai pet himself who transforms into Stripe the Gremlin. But Spielberg knew that audiences would want to see as much of Gizmo as possible, so he withdrew the idea so that they would appear as totally separate characters.  **TRIPLE LINDY AWARD** **REVIEW AND RATING**Trey 3Chris 1.5Stephen 2.5Tucker 2 TOP 5Stephen:1 Breakfast club2 Saving Private Ryan3 Ghostbusters4 Sandlot5 Color out of space Chris:1. sandlots2. T23. trick r treat4. rocky horror picture show5. hubie halloween Trey:1) Boondocks Saints2) Boiler Room3) Tombstone4) Very bad things5) She out of my league Tucker:1. T22:Saving Private Ryan3: Tombstone4: My Cousin Vinny5: Ghostbusters WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT WEEK? Web: https://theguysreview.simplecast.com/EM: theguysreviewpod@gmail.comIG: @TheGuysReviewPodTW: @The_GuysReview - Twitter DM groupFB: https://facebook.com/TheGuysReviewPod/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKXJhq9LbQ2VfR4K33kT9Q Please, Subscribe, rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts from!! Thank you,-The Guys 

The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Russell Myers: Royal correspondent as Royal family present united front amid bombshell claims

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 2:36


Mere hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped part two of their bombshell Netflix docuseries, the royal family have presented a united front. Appearing at Westminster Abbey for an annual carol series, the family appeared unfazed by the attacks launched at them by their Californian-based family. The Daily Mail has reported the Princess of Wales was the first to arrive for her Together at Christmas concert early in the afternoon, however, it wasn't long before her immediate family – bar Prince Louis – joined her. The King and Queen Consort Camila joined shortly after, with the King appearing completely unbothered by events that took place earlier in the day. Harry alleged in the docuseries that during a crisis meeting called by the Queen in January 2020, William “screamed and shouted” at him and Charles said things that were not true. But it appears the docuseries was the last thing on the King's mind as he smiled and talked with clergymen at Westminster Abbey. The Wales family were all smiles as they arrived at the service. Photo / Getty Images Other members of the royal family who arrived to support the Princess of Wales included Sophie, the Countess of Wessex and William's cousins, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their partners. Eugenie remains close with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and even appeared in the sixth episode of the docuseries when she visited the family of four at their Montecito home in California. Throughout the episode, she was seen spending time with Harry and Meghan's eldest child, Archie, at a beach and later going on a bike ride with Harry. Following the service at the Abbey, Kensington Palace released a statement where they said this is the second carol service Kate has held and is dedicated to the late Queen – who died in September.   Charles and Camilla appeared in good spirits as they arrived at the service. Photo / Getty Images The service was a reflection of the values the Queen practised throughout her life including “duty, empathy, faith, service, kindness, compassion and support for others.” The Daily Mail reported the Palace said those who were invited to the service share those same values and principles. Adding that the service was a recognition “of their tireless work to help and care for those around them”. It comes after Harry and Meghan released the final three episodes of their six-part bombshell docuseries where they continued to wage war against the Palace and UK media. During the episodes, Harry alleged his brother “screamed and shouted” at him during a crisis meeting to discuss his and Meghan's future. The family presented a united front at the carol service. Photo / Getty Images He also claimed he brought several different plans for his future with Meghan to his father Charles' attention - but Charles insisted that those plans be put in writing. Harry claimed that it led to their potential plans for their future being leaked to the media. The duke also claimed he was “blocked from seeing the Queen " by other members of the royal household and blamed the institution for the leaks. Both the royal family and the Palace have declined to comment on the claims.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Keeping Up With The Windsors
Will and Kate Dazzle at EarthShot | Sophie Award Honour | Camilla Is A Cover Star

Keeping Up With The Windsors

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 31:31


In today's royal family podcast:  We finish off a very successful trip to Boston with The Prince and Princess of Wales We follow Charles engagements in Luton The Countess of Wessex receives an award in the USA by Hillary Clinton And The Queen Consort makes the cover of a very special 100th edition of Good Housekeeping Magazine.    And so much more…   ***Our thoughts about the Harry and Meghan docu-series will be coming up next week***  

Anglo-Saxon England
King Ecgberht the Conqueror

Anglo-Saxon England

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 26:57


In 786 King Cynewulf was murdered throwing Wessex into disorder. In the midst of the feuding that followed King Offa of Mercia moved in to secure the West Saxons' passivity by elevating a puppet to the throne. He did this in the form of his son-in-law Beorhtric. This manoeuvre did not go unchallenged, though, and Beorhtric faced opposition from at least one West Saxon nobleman, Ecgberht, who warred against Beorhtric but wa ultimately driven into exile in Francia for his troubles. Upon Beorhtric's death in 802, Ecgberht would return from his exile and claim the West Saxon throne, and so would begin a period in which the political map of southern England was changed forever as Ecgberht led a reconquest of all the lands south of the Thames and secure West Saxon pre-eminence in southern England. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in History
Jeremy Black, "A Brief History of the British Monarchy: From the Iron Age to King Charles III" (Robinson, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 34:08


The British monarchy is at a turning point. Concise and engaging, Jeremy Black's A Brief History of the British Monarchy: From the Iron Age to King Charles III (Robinson, 2022) charts the very beginnings of British reign through to the longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II - and looks forward to the reign of King Charles III. Much more than a linear history, this is the intertwined story of royalty and state, of divisions, invasions, rivalries, death and glory; the story of nation fates deeply tied with the personal endeavours of monarchs through the ages. Black expertly weaves together thematic chapters from the origins of monarchy, medieval times and sixteenth-century developments, to the crises of the seventeenth-century, settlement and imperialism, and the challenges of the modern age. Exploring the House of Wessex, the Norman Conquest, Henry VIII and the Tudors, Victorianism and key events such as abdication of Edward VIII, this book is a necessary and comprehensive guide to the British Monarchy and how it has shaped history - and our lives today. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in European Studies
Jeremy Black, "A Brief History of the British Monarchy: From the Iron Age to King Charles III" (Robinson, 2022)

New Books in European Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 34:08


The British monarchy is at a turning point. Concise and engaging, Jeremy Black's A Brief History of the British Monarchy: From the Iron Age to King Charles III (Robinson, 2022) charts the very beginnings of British reign through to the longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II - and looks forward to the reign of King Charles III. Much more than a linear history, this is the intertwined story of royalty and state, of divisions, invasions, rivalries, death and glory; the story of nation fates deeply tied with the personal endeavours of monarchs through the ages. Black expertly weaves together thematic chapters from the origins of monarchy, medieval times and sixteenth-century developments, to the crises of the seventeenth-century, settlement and imperialism, and the challenges of the modern age. Exploring the House of Wessex, the Norman Conquest, Henry VIII and the Tudors, Victorianism and key events such as abdication of Edward VIII, this book is a necessary and comprehensive guide to the British Monarchy and how it has shaped history - and our lives today. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/european-studies

New Books in British Studies
Jeremy Black, "A Brief History of the British Monarchy: From the Iron Age to King Charles III" (Robinson, 2022)

New Books in British Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 34:08


The British monarchy is at a turning point. Concise and engaging, Jeremy Black's A Brief History of the British Monarchy: From the Iron Age to King Charles III (Robinson, 2022) charts the very beginnings of British reign through to the longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II - and looks forward to the reign of King Charles III. Much more than a linear history, this is the intertwined story of royalty and state, of divisions, invasions, rivalries, death and glory; the story of nation fates deeply tied with the personal endeavours of monarchs through the ages. Black expertly weaves together thematic chapters from the origins of monarchy, medieval times and sixteenth-century developments, to the crises of the seventeenth-century, settlement and imperialism, and the challenges of the modern age. Exploring the House of Wessex, the Norman Conquest, Henry VIII and the Tudors, Victorianism and key events such as abdication of Edward VIII, this book is a necessary and comprehensive guide to the British Monarchy and how it has shaped history - and our lives today. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/british-studies

New Books Network
Jeremy Black, "A Brief History of the British Monarchy: From the Iron Age to King Charles III" (Robinson, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 34:08


The British monarchy is at a turning point. Concise and engaging, Jeremy Black's A Brief History of the British Monarchy: From the Iron Age to King Charles III (Robinson, 2022) charts the very beginnings of British reign through to the longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II - and looks forward to the reign of King Charles III. Much more than a linear history, this is the intertwined story of royalty and state, of divisions, invasions, rivalries, death and glory; the story of nation fates deeply tied with the personal endeavours of monarchs through the ages. Black expertly weaves together thematic chapters from the origins of monarchy, medieval times and sixteenth-century developments, to the crises of the seventeenth-century, settlement and imperialism, and the challenges of the modern age. Exploring the House of Wessex, the Norman Conquest, Henry VIII and the Tudors, Victorianism and key events such as abdication of Edward VIII, this book is a necessary and comprehensive guide to the British Monarchy and how it has shaped history - and our lives today. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The Frank Skinner Show
Spiritual Selfie

The Frank Skinner Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 68:59


Frank Skinner's on Absolute Radio every Saturday morning and you can enjoy the show's podcast right here. The Radio Academy Award winning gang bring you a show which is like joining your mates for a coffee... So, put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy UK commercial radio's most popular podcast. This week Frank and Emily are joined by Pierre Novellie. This week Frank has performed at the Royal Variety and had an awkward encounter with Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The team also discuss marathons, the Severn Bore and Tim Key pops in.

History Extra podcast
Dark Age bullies & forgotten kingdoms: busting early medieval myths

History Extra podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 40:05


The traditional story that's told about Britain from the end of the Roman period through to the arrival of the Vikings is one of coalescing kingdoms, leading inexorably towards the rise of Wessex as the last man standing. However, the real story is much more complicated, as Thomas Williams tells David Musgrove in this new episode.(Ad) Thomas Williams is the author of Lost Realms: Histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings (William Collins, 2022). Buy it now from Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/HEROIC-AGE-HB/dp/0008171963/?tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histboty Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

War And Conquest
{13.6} Battle of Eddington: No Mercy

War And Conquest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 35:54


871-78: The Great Army forces Alfred the Great into hiding in the swamps forcing him to claw his kingdom back from the Vikings Song: Martyr by August Burns Red- Found in Faraway Places www.warandconquest.comwarandconquestpcast@gmail.comhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdUOD52RBg1BBm_zndE-DdAhttps://www.patreon.com/warandconquesthttps://www.facebook.com/warandconquestpcast https://www.instagram.com/warandconquestpcast/https://twitter.com/warandconquest1Venmo: @Warand Conquesthttps://www.twitch.tv/theproslayer7

The Guys Review
Boiler Room

The Guys Review

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 62:21


Boiler Room Welcome to The Guys Review, where we review media, products and experiences.  **READ APPLE REVIEWS/Fan Mail**Mention Twitter DM group - like pinned tweet @The_GuysReviewRead emails theguysreviewpod@gmail.comTwitter Poll **ASK CHRIS AND TREY ABOUT THEIR RATING FOR Monty Python** Chris: 3.5 / Trey: .5 Boiler Room Director:Ben Younger Starring:  Giovanni RibisiVin DieselNia LongNicky KattScott CaanBen Affleck Released: Feb 18, 2000 Budget: $7M ($12.1M in 2022) Gross $28M ($48.5M in 2022) Ratings:   IMDb 7/10 Rotten Tomatoes 66% Metacritic 63% Google Users 74%  Here cometh thine shiny awards Sire. My Lord Tucker the Wanker second Earl of Wessex. Lord of the Furries. Heir of Lord baldy the one eyed snake wrestler. Protector of Freedom units. Step Sibling with funny feelings down stairs. Entertainer of uncles. Jailor of innocent. Spanker of innocent milk maids and stable boys. The toxic wanker. Big Cheif sitting doughnut. Teepee giver to the great Cornholio. Edgar Allan Poe's shaved muse. First Time you saw the movie? Plot:   TOP 5​The plot is loosely inspired by Jordan Belfort.If you don't remember, Jordan Belfort was the primary inspiration for The Wolf of Wall Street, and has been a standard for a few different films since. Giovanni Ribis plays a college dropout in this film.The director is a college graduate from the same school that Ribisi's character dropped out of, Queens College. In the scene outside Greg's house they couldn't move the car.They couldn't move the car because they didn't have the keys. Ben Affleck had been sitting in the car earlier listening to music, before the scene was shot, and had accidentally taken the keys with him when he left. The chips in Ribis's casino were made by American Standard Molding. This is the same company that makes a lot of sets for home games and casinos. A few of the actors have starred in other films together. Giovanni Ribisi has starred with Scott Caan in Gone In Sixty Second and with Vin Diesel in Saving Private Ryan. **TRIPLE LINDY AWARD** **REVIEW AND RATING**Trey 1Chris 4StephenTucker 1 TOP 5Stephen:1 Breakfast club2 Saving Private Ryan3 Ghostbusters4 Sandlot5 Color out of space Chris:1. sandlots2. T23. trick r treat4. rocky horror picture show5. hubie halloween Trey:1) Boondocks Saints2) Boiler Room3) Tombstone4) Very bad things5) She out of my league Tucker:1. T22:Saving Private Ryan3: Tombstone4: My Cousin Vinny5: Ghostbusters WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT WEEK? Web: https://theguysreview.simplecast.com/EM: theguysreviewpod@gmail.comIG: @TheGuysReviewPodTW: @The_GuysReview - Twitter DM groupFB: https://facebook.com/TheGuysReviewPod/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKXJhq9LbQ2VfR4K33kT9Q Please, Subscribe, rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts from!! Thank you,-The Guys

Anglo-Saxon England
The West Saxons' Dark Eighth Century

Anglo-Saxon England

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 22:06


Following Ine's abdication in 726, the rest of the eighth century was a time of uncertainty for Wessex. It is a period that is not well served by the primary evidence, and we don't really get detailed accounts of the kingdom's history again until the rise of Ecgberht in 802. It is a period in which Wessex was often threatened by the ascendant power of Mercia to the north and by internal instability as new dynasties vied for the throne. I have called it the ‘dark' eighth century and that is a deliberate play on the dual meanings of the word dark. Traditional historiography has tended to see this period as one of West Saxon decline sandwiched between the revolutionary reigns of Ine and Ecgberht, in that sense it could be seen as a dark age for Wessex, although as I will argue in this episode that traditional narrative is overly simplistic and underplays the achievements of the kings who ruled in these decades. The other meaning of dark is of course referring to something mysterious and that certainly describes these decades quite well. The kings and their undertakings are mysterious to us and that makes these decades into a puzzle that must be solved. I will attempt to do so here. Credits –  Music: 'Wælheall' by Hrōðmund Wōdening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQfdqIyqJ4g&list=LL&index=5&ab_channel=Hr%C5%8D%C3%B0mundW%C5%8Ddening Social Media -  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/anglosaxonengland Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anglo-Saxon-England-Podcast-110529958048053 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandAnglo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anglosaxonenglandpodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzyGUvYZCstptNQeWTwfQuA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Literature
Nicola Cornick, "The Winter Garden" (Graydon House Books, 2022)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 46:52


In her novels, Nicola Cornick blends a modern perspective with a historical mystery and a paranormal connection between the two. The Winter Garden (Graydon House Books, 2022) revolves around the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, known to every British schoolchild as the origin of Guy Fawkes Day, celebrated on November 5 with fireworks, bonfires, and bobbing for apples, among other things. In the contemporary portion of the novel, Lucy, an internationally renowned concert violinist, has suffered a health crisis that strips her of her ability to perform. Facing the death of her career, she takes the opportunity to recover at a rural English estate. There she experiences bizarre dreams in which she appears to inhabit the body of a Tudor-era woman named Catherine, even as she is increasingly pulled into a relationship with Finn, an archeologist working on the gardens of the estate. Alongside this modern story, we follow the events leading up to the Gunpowder Plot, told by Anne Catesby, the mother of the main conspirator. At first, past and present seem far apart, but as the novel progresses, the links between them become clearer. Anne and Lucy are both strong, determined women fighting circumstances beyond their control—for very different reasons—and they hold our attention to equal degree as they variously navigate the origins of the Gunpowder Plot, the fate of the Knights Hospitaller, and the discovery of a long-hidden treasure in a Tudor garden. Nicola Cornick, a historian raised in the north of England, has become an international and award-winning bestseller. She now writes dual-timeframe novels inspired by the history and legends of Wessex and the Vale of the White Horse. Her latest novel is The Winter Garden. C. P. Lesley is the author of two historical fiction series set during the childhood of Ivan the Terrible and three other novels. Her next novel, Song of the Storyteller, will appear in January 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

New Books Network
Nicola Cornick, "The Winter Garden" (Graydon House Books, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 46:52


In her novels, Nicola Cornick blends a modern perspective with a historical mystery and a paranormal connection between the two. The Winter Garden (Graydon House Books, 2022) revolves around the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, known to every British schoolchild as the origin of Guy Fawkes Day, celebrated on November 5 with fireworks, bonfires, and bobbing for apples, among other things. In the contemporary portion of the novel, Lucy, an internationally renowned concert violinist, has suffered a health crisis that strips her of her ability to perform. Facing the death of her career, she takes the opportunity to recover at a rural English estate. There she experiences bizarre dreams in which she appears to inhabit the body of a Tudor-era woman named Catherine, even as she is increasingly pulled into a relationship with Finn, an archeologist working on the gardens of the estate. Alongside this modern story, we follow the events leading up to the Gunpowder Plot, told by Anne Catesby, the mother of the main conspirator. At first, past and present seem far apart, but as the novel progresses, the links between them become clearer. Anne and Lucy are both strong, determined women fighting circumstances beyond their control—for very different reasons—and they hold our attention to equal degree as they variously navigate the origins of the Gunpowder Plot, the fate of the Knights Hospitaller, and the discovery of a long-hidden treasure in a Tudor garden. Nicola Cornick, a historian raised in the north of England, has become an international and award-winning bestseller. She now writes dual-timeframe novels inspired by the history and legends of Wessex and the Vale of the White Horse. Her latest novel is The Winter Garden. C. P. Lesley is the author of two historical fiction series set during the childhood of Ivan the Terrible and three other novels. Her next novel, Song of the Storyteller, will appear in January 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Historical Fiction
Nicola Cornick, "The Winter Garden" (Graydon House Books, 2022)

New Books in Historical Fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 46:52


In her novels, Nicola Cornick blends a modern perspective with a historical mystery and a paranormal connection between the two. The Winter Garden (Graydon House Books, 2022) revolves around the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, known to every British schoolchild as the origin of Guy Fawkes Day, celebrated on November 5 with fireworks, bonfires, and bobbing for apples, among other things. In the contemporary portion of the novel, Lucy, an internationally renowned concert violinist, has suffered a health crisis that strips her of her ability to perform. Facing the death of her career, she takes the opportunity to recover at a rural English estate. There she experiences bizarre dreams in which she appears to inhabit the body of a Tudor-era woman named Catherine, even as she is increasingly pulled into a relationship with Finn, an archeologist working on the gardens of the estate. Alongside this modern story, we follow the events leading up to the Gunpowder Plot, told by Anne Catesby, the mother of the main conspirator. At first, past and present seem far apart, but as the novel progresses, the links between them become clearer. Anne and Lucy are both strong, determined women fighting circumstances beyond their control—for very different reasons—and they hold our attention to equal degree as they variously navigate the origins of the Gunpowder Plot, the fate of the Knights Hospitaller, and the discovery of a long-hidden treasure in a Tudor garden. Nicola Cornick, a historian raised in the north of England, has become an international and award-winning bestseller. She now writes dual-timeframe novels inspired by the history and legends of Wessex and the Vale of the White Horse. Her latest novel is The Winter Garden. C. P. Lesley is the author of two historical fiction series set during the childhood of Ivan the Terrible and three other novels. Her next novel, Song of the Storyteller, will appear in January 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/historical-fiction

Sermons at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
From Exiled Princess to Pearl of her People

Sermons at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 16:37


Margaret of Wessex went from an English exile to the heart of the Scottish people as their pious Queen.

The Guys Review
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Guys Review

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 57:55


Monty Python and the Holy Grail Welcome to The Guys Review, where we review media, products and experiences.  **READ APPLE REVIEWS/Fan Mail**Mention Twitter DM group - like pinned tweet @The_GuysReviewRead emails theguysreviewpod@gmail.comTwitter Poll **ASK CHRIS AND TREY ABOUT THEIR RATING FOR Saving Private Ryan** Monty Python and the Holy Grail Director:Terry GilliamTerry Jones Starring:  Graham ChapmanJohn CleeseTerry GilliamEric IdleTerry JonesMichael Palin Released: April 3, 1975 Budget: $400,000 ($2.2M in 2022) Gross $5M ($27.7M in 2022) Ratings:   IMDb 8.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes 98% Metacritic 91% Google Users 91%  Here cometh thine shiny awards Sire. My Lord Tucker the Wanker second Earl of Wessex. Lord of the Furries. Heir of Lord baldy the one eyed snake wrestler. Protector of Freedom units. Step Sibling with funny feelings down stairs. Entertainer of uncles. Jailor of innocent. Spanker of innocent milk maids and stable boys. The toxic wanker. Big Cheif sitting doughnut. Teepee giver to the great Cornholio. Edgar Allan Poe's shaved muse. No awards, but garnered high praise when it came out. First Time you saw the movie? Plot:In AD 932, King Arthur and his squire, Patsy, travel Britain searching for men to join the Knights of the Round Table. Along the way, Arthur debates whether swallows could carry coconuts, passes through a town infected with the Black Death, recounts receiving Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake to two anarcho-syndicalist peasants, defeats the Black Knight and observes an impromptu witch trial. He recruits Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Galahad the Pure, and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot, along with their squires and Robin's minstrels. Arthur leads the knights to Camelot, but, after a musical number, changes his mind, deeming it "a silly place". As they turn away, God appears and orders Arthur to find the Holy Grail. Arthur and his knights arrive at a castle occupied by French soldiers, who claim to have the Grail and taunt the Britons, driving them back with a barrage of barnyard animals. Bedevere concocts a plan to sneak in using a Trojan Rabbit, but no one hides inside it, and the Britons are forced to flee when it is flung back at them. Arthur decides the knights should go their separate ways to search for the Grail.A modern-day historian filming a documentary on the Arthurian legends is killed by an unknown knight on horseback, triggering a police investigation. Arthur and Bedevere are given directions by an old man and attempt to satisfy the strange requests of the dreaded Knights Who Say "Ni!" Sir Robin avoids a fight with a Three-Headed Knight by running away while the heads are arguing amongst themselves. Sir Galahad is led by a grail-shaped beacon to Castle Anthrax, which is occupied exclusively by young women, who wish to be punished for misleading him, but he is unwillingly "rescued" by Lancelot. Lancelot receives an arrow-shot note from Swamp Castle. Believing the note is from a lady being forced to marry against her will, he storms the castle and slaughters several members of the wedding party, only to discover the note is from an effeminate prince. Arthur and his knights regroup and are joined by three new knights, as well as Brother Maynard and his monk brethren. They meet Tim the Enchanter, who directs them to a cave where the location of the Grail is said to be written. The entrance to the cave is guarded by the Rabbit of Caerbannog. Underestimating it, the knights attack, but the Rabbit easily kills Bors, Gawain and Ector. Arthur uses the "Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch", provided by Brother Maynard, to destroy the creature. Inside the cave, they find an inscription from Joseph of Arimathea, directing them to Castle Aarrgh. An animated cave monster devours Brother Maynard, but Arthur and the knights escape after the animator unexpectedly suffers a fatal heart attack. The knights approach the Bridge of Death, where the bridge-keeper demands they answer three questions in order to pass or else be cast into the Gorge of Eternal Peril. Lancelot easily answers simple questions and crosses. Robin is defeated by an unexpectedly difficult question, and Galahad fails an easy one; both are magically flung into the gorge. When Arthur asks for clarification on an obscure question about swallows, the bridge-keeper cannot answer and is himself thrown into the gorge. Arthur and Bedevere cannot find Lancelot, unaware that he has been arrested by police investigating the historian's death. The pair reach Castle Aarrgh, but find it occupied by the French soldiers. After being repelled by showers of manure, they summon an army of knights and prepare to assault the castle. As the army charges, the police arrive, arrest Arthur and Bedevere for the murder of the historian and break the camera, ending the film.  TOP 5​1: Done on an incredibly small budget, the Pythons found funding from an unlikely sources—rock bands. Groups like Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, and Pink Floyd helped get the money up for the production, with a portion of the funds coming from the Floyd's album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” This is a trend that would continue later with The Life of Brian, when a large portion of the funding came from former Beatle George Harrison. When Harrison was asked why he funded the film, he responded “Because I wanted to see it.” 2: The film also represents the directorial debuts of both Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, who decided that anyone named Terry got to direct the Pythons' first film. Attempting to co-direct at the same time led to conflicts, so the Terrys split up the responsibilities with Jones handling the actors while Gilliam worked on the cinematography. They'd go on to direct the remaining Python films together and Jones would additionally direct Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, while Gilliam's lengthy directorial career would include such artistic classics as The Fisher King, Brazil, Time Bandits, Twelve Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and more. 3: The vicious Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog had parts of its fur dyed red to represent the blood of the knights that it spilt with its large, pointy teeth. Unfortunately, the dye used wouldn't wash out afterwards and the rabbit's owner was furious. 4: By the time the Pythons actually got around to doing the credits, they'd run out of money. As a result, the credits were very simple and Palin decided to spice them up a bit by adding the Swedish subtitles and llama references. When the film was shown for the first time at Cannes, firemen rushed in at the end of the credits to evacuate the audience due to a bomb scare. The crowd didn't leave at first because they thought it was part of the show. 5: n part due to the low budget, Chapman and Cleese did all their own stunts for the Black Knight scene. The two used heavy swords and some acrobatics for added realism. Connie Booth had brought her and Cleese's young daughter to the filming, who during the fight turned to her mum and said “Daddy doesn't like that man, does he?” **TRIPLE LINDY AWARD** **REVIEW AND RATING**TreyChrisStephen 1.5Tucker 3 TOP 5Stephen:1 Breakfast club2 Saving Private Ryan3 Ghostbusters4 Sandlot5 Color out of space Chris:1. sandlots2. T23. trick r treat4. rocky horror picture show5. hubie halloween Trey:1) Boondocks Saints2) Mail Order Brides3) Tombstone4) Very bad things5) She out of my league Tucker:1. T22:Saving Private Ryan3: Tombstone4: My Cousin Vinny5: Ghostbusters WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT WEEK? Web: https://theguysreview.simplecast.com/EM: theguysreviewpod@gmail.comIG: @TheGuysReviewPodTW: @The_GuysReview - Twitter DM groupFB: https://facebook.com/TheGuysReviewPod/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKXJhq9LbQ2VfR4K33kT9Q Please, Subscribe, rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts from!! Thank you,-The Guys

Gone Medieval
Britain's Lost Kingdoms

Gone Medieval

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 32:00


Britain was once a mosaic of small kingdoms, some of which have vanished without a trace. In his new book Lost Realms, Thomas Williams, uncovers the forgotten stories of nine kingdoms that fell while others - such as Wessex, Mercia, Northumbria and Gwynedd - prospered.In this episode of Gone Medieval, Dr. Cat Jarman talks to Thomas Williams whose close scrutiny of Britain's ancient landscape has resurrected a lost past.This episode was edited by Thomas Ntinas and produced by Rob Weinberg.If you're enjoying this podcast and are looking for more fascinating Medieval content then subscribe to our Medieval Monday newsletter here.If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit. To download, go to Android or Apple store Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Guys Review
Saving Private Ryan

The Guys Review

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 76:01


Saving Private Ryan Welcome to The Guys Review, where we review media, products and experiences.  **READ APPLE REVIEWS/Fan Mail**Mention Twitter DM group - like pinned tweet @The_GuysReviewRead emails theguysreviewpod@gmail.comTwitter Poll **ASK CHRIS AND TREY ABOUT THEIR RATING FOR GHOSTBUSTERS** Saving Private Ryan Director: Steven Spielberg Starring:  Tom HanksEdward BurnsMatt DamonTom Sizemore Released: July 24, 1998 Budget: $70M ($127.5M in 2022) Gross $485M ($883.1M in 2022) Ratings:   IMDb 8.6/10 Rotten Tomatoes 94% Metacritic 91% Google Users 93%  Here cometh thine shiny awards Sire. My Lord Tucker the Wanker second Earl of Wessex. Lord of the Furries. Heir of Lord baldy the one eyed snake wrestler. Protector of Freedom units. Step Sibling with funny feelings down stairs. Entertainer of uncles. Jailor of innocent. Spanker of innocent milk maids and stable boys. The toxic wanker. Big Chief sitting doughnut. Teepee giver to the great Cornholio. Edgar Allan Poe's shaved muse. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards at the 71st annual ceremony, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, and Best Original Screenplay. The film won five of these, including Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Film Editing, and Best Director for Spielberg, his second win in that category. After the film lost the Best Picture award to Shakespeare in Love, many film pundits criticized the Academy's decision not to award the film with the Best Picture Oscar and has continued to be considered as one of the biggest snubs in the ceremony's history. The film also won the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Director, the BAFTA Award for Special Effects and Sound, the Directors Guild of America Award, a Grammy Award for Best Film Soundtrack, the Producers Guild of America Golden Laurel Award, and the Saturn Award for Best Action, Adventure, or Thriller Film. Saving Piivate Ryan comes in at #71 of AFI's First Time you saw the movie? Plot: An elderly veteran visits the Normandy Cemetery with his family. At a specific grave, he is overcome with emotion and begins to recall his time as a soldier. On the morning of June 6, 1944, the U.S. Army lands at Omaha Beach as part of the Normandy invasion. Captain John H. Miller leads his command, Company C, 2nd Ranger Battalion in a breakout from the beach. The staff at the United States Department of War learns that James Francis Ryan of the 101st Airborne Division is missing and presumed to be the last survivor of four brothers who are all in the military. General George C. Marshall orders Ryan to be found and sent home so that his family will not lose all its sons. Miller is ordered to lead a detachment in finding Ryan. As they arrive in the contested town of Neuville between German defenders and the 101st Airborne, Caparzo is killed by a German sniper. Miller and his men find a paratrooper named Ryan but he is not the one for whom they are searching, and they are directed to a rally point where James Francis Ryan's unit should be. Miller learns that Ryan is defending a key bridge in the town of Ramelle. En route, Miller decides against the judgment of his soldiers to neutralize a German machine gun nest, which results in Wade's death. A surviving German soldier is spared by the intervention of Upham, the detachment's interpreter, who is unused to the horrors of combat. Miller blindfolds the soldier, who has been nicknamed "Steamboat Willie", and orders him to surrender to the next Allied patrol. When Reiben threatens to desert, Miller defuses the situation by calmly telling a story that reveals his civilian background as a teacher and baseball coach, of which he has not previously spoken, and which has been the subject of much speculation among his men and a pool of about $300. Upon arriving in Ramelle, Miller's detachment makes contact with Ryan and informs him of his brothers' deaths. Though deeply upset, Ryan refuses to abandon his post defending the town's bridge, and the town soon comes under siege by attacking Germans. Miller assumes command as the only officer present. He and his unit fight alongside the 101st, but the German armor advantage takes a toll on the Americans. Jackson, Mellish and Horvath are killed along with most of the paratroopers as the Americans retreat across the town's bridge. During the final assault on the bridge, Steamboat Willie reappears and shoots Miller as he attempts to blow the bridge with pre-placed explosives, but before the German force can capture it American P-51 Mustang fighter planes and Sherman tanks arrive and halt their advance. Upham confronts Steamboat Willie, who attempts to talk Upham into letting him go again; Upham instead shoots and kills him. The mortally wounded Miller tells Ryan to "earn this" before dying, referring to the sacrifices others have made so that Ryan can have a postwar life. Returning to the present, Ryan is revealed to be the elderly veteran and the grave to be Miller's. Ryan expresses gratitude for the sacrifices made by Miller and his men, says he hopes he "earned it", and salutes the grave.  TOP 5​1: The plot was loosely inspired by the true story of the Niland brothersScreenwriter Robert Rodat was initially inspired to write Saving Private Ryan when he saw a monument to the four sons of Agnes Allison, who were all killed in the American Civil War. However, when the premise got into the hands of producer Mark Gordon and eventually director Steven Spielberg, inspiration came from the true story of the Niland brothers. They were four brothers fighting in World War II.Two of them died and two survived. However, it was initially thought that only one of them survived, as the other one was missing and presumed dead. He turned out to be a prisoner of war in a Japanese internment camp. 2: Steven Spielberg would've released the movie with an NC-17 ratingWhile he was making Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg feared that the movie's brutal violence would lead the MPAA to assign it an NC-17 rating. Big Hollywood studios usually strive to avoid NC-17 ratings like the Bubonic Plague, and make whatever cuts are necessary to change the rating, because they're box office poison. Some theaters won't show them and the ones that will show them can only admit audience members over a certain age. But Spielberg was so happy with Saving Private Ryan that if it had come back from the MPAA with an NC-17 rating, he still would've released it. 3: The gunfire sound effects are authenticTo acquire the right sound effects for the guns used in the movie, Saving Private Ryan's sound team went to a live machine gun firing range near Atlanta that was owned by a weapons manufacturer. There, they sourced all of the period-specific weaponry that was being used in the movie, that they needed to find the sounds for, and they just started firing them at the shooting range. 4: Saving Private Ryan is the last non-digitally edited Best Film Editing winnerPretty much every movie in the last 20 years has been digitally edited because digital editing – while losing some of the soul of the filmmaking process – is a lot cheaper, easier, and more secure than the old “cutting room” method. Saving Private Ryan was the last movie to be edited using non-digital technology to win the Academy Award for Best Film Editing. Every subsequent winner of the Oscar for editing has been edited digitally. And digital isn't going away any time soon, so Saving Private Ryan will probably hold onto the distinction of last non-digitally edited Best Film Editing winner indefinitely. 5: The D-Day landings sequence cost $11 millionSaving Private Ryan's opening D-Day landings scene took up a hefty chunk of the film's $70 million budget, costing $11 million to pull off. Steven Spielberg decided chose not to storyboard the sequence at all, instead letting the action tell him where to point the camera (he elected to use a handheld camera for the scene) on the days of shooting. The producers recruited 40 barrels of fake blood and more than 1,000 extras for the scene. Between 20 and 30 of these extras were amputees who could be fitted with prosthetic limbs for the sole purpose of being blown off in explosions. **TRIPLE LINDY AWARD** - Dude on top of the tank at the end who didn't move, and got blown up. Obviously it was a mannequin. **REVIEW AND RATING**TreyChrisStephen .5Tucker .5 TOP 5Stephen:1 Breakfast club2 Saving Private Ryan3 Ghostbusters4 Sandlot5 Color out of space Chris:1. sandlots2. T23. trick r treat4. rocky horror picture show5. hubie halloween Trey:1) Boondocks Saints2) Mail Order Brides3) Tombstone4) Very bad things5) She out of my league Tucker:1. T22:Saving Private Ryan3: Tombstone4: My Cousin Vinny5: Ghostbusters WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT WEEK? Web: https://theguysreview.simplecast.com/EM: theguysreviewpod@gmail.comIG: @TheGuysReviewPodTW: @The_GuysReview - Twitter DM groupFB: https://facebook.com/TheGuysReviewPod/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKXJhq9LbQ2VfR4K33kT9Q Please, Subscribe, rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts from!! Thank you,-The Guys

Keeping Up With The Windsors
I'm a Royal, Get Me Out Of Here! | Mike Tindall Is Going To The Jungle | Harry's Memoir, 'Spare' Details Released

Keeping Up With The Windsors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 30:10 Very Popular


Coming up in today's Royal episode... The King appearing on The Repair Shop - yeah! Prince William attends the Tusk Awards Earl of Wessex gets a new patronage Shocker - Mike Tindall is going to be on reality tv! And, we talk all things SPARE and our first thoughts of Harry's book cover and release date. 

The Guys Review
Ghostbusters

The Guys Review

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 77:37


Ghostbusters Welcome to The Guys Review, where we review media, products and experiences.  **READ APPLE REVIEWS/Fan Mail**Mention Twitter DM group - like pinned tweet @The_GuysReviewRead emails theguysreviewpod@gmail.comTwitter Poll Ghostbusters         (im starting to hate the swedish translation of movies. Now in swedish Ghostbusters is called Ghostleague) Director: Ivan Riteman Writers: Dan Aykroyd. Harold Ramis. Rick Moranis(uncredited) Starring:  Bill MurreyDan AykroydSigourney WeaverHarold RamisRick MoranisErnie Hudson  Released: June 8, 1984 Budget: $30M ($85,700,096.25M in 2022) Gross US & Canada $243,578,797M   ($695,824,211.55M in 2022) Opening weekend US & Canada $13,578,151M in JUN 10, 1984 ($38,788,294.92M in 2022) Gross worldwide $296,578,797M ($847,227,714.92M in 2022)  Ratings:   IMDb 7.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes 63% Metacritic 71% Google Users 86%   Here cometh thine shiny awards Sire. My Lord Tucker the Wanker second Earl of Wessex. Lord of the Furries. Heir of Lord baldy the one eyed snake wrestler. Protector of Freedom units. Step Sibling with funny feelings down stairs. Entertainer of uncles. Jailor of innocent. Spanker of innocent milk maids and stable boys. The toxic wanker. Big Cheif sitting doughnut. Teepee giver to the great Cornholio. Edgar Allan Poe's shaved muse. Academy Awards, USA 1985NomineeOscarBest Effects, Visual EffectsRichard EdlundJohn BrunoMark VargoChuck Gaspar Best Music, Original SongRay Parker Jr. For the song "Ghostbusters".  BAFTA Awards 1985WinnerBAFTA Film AwardBest Original SongRay Parker Jr. For the song "Ghostbusters".NomineeBAFTA Film AwardBest Special Visual EffectsRichard Edlund   Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 1985WinnerSaturn AwardBest Fantasy Film   Golden Globes, USA 1985NomineeGolden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalBill Murray Best Original Song - Motion PictureRay Parker Jr. Song: "Ghostbusters"  Golden Screen, Germany 1985WinnerGolden Screen  Grammy Awards 1985NomineeGrammyBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialRay Parker Jr.Kevin O'NealBobby AlessiTom BaileyGraham RussellDavid FosterJay GraydonDiane WarrenMick SmileyElmer Bernstein Hugo Awards 1985NomineeHugoBest Dramatic PresentationIvan Reitman (director)Dan Aykroyd (written by)Harold Ramis (written by)  National Film Preservation Board, USA 2015WinnerNational Film RegistryNational Film Preservation Board Online Film & Television Association 2021WinnerOFTA Film Hall of FameSong "Ghostbusters"  Online Film & Television Association 2016WinnerOFTA Film Hall of FameMotion Picture Young Artist Awards 1985WinnerYoung Artist AwardBest Family Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy First Time you saw the movie? Plot: After Columbia University parapsychology professors Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, and Egon Spengler experience their first encounter with a ghost at the New York Public Library, the university dean dismisses the credibility of their paranormal-focused research and fires them. The trio responds by establishing "Ghostbusters", a paranormal investigation and elimination service operating out of a disused firehouse. They develop high-tech nuclear-powered equipment to capture and contain ghosts, although business is initially slow. After a paranormal encounter in her apartment, cellist Dana Barrett calls the Ghostbusters. She recounts witnessing a demonic dog-like creature in her refrigerator utter a single word: "Zuul". Ray and Egon research Zuul and details of Dana's building while Peter inspects her apartment and unsuccessfully attempts to seduce her. The Ghostbusters are hired to remove a gluttonous ghost, Slimer, from the Sedgewick Hotel. Having failed to properly test their equipment, Egon warns the group that crossing the energy streams of their proton pack weapons could cause a catastrophic explosion. They capture the ghost and deposit it in an ecto-containment unit under the firehouse. Supernatural activity rapidly increases across the city and the Ghostbusters become famous; they hire a fourth member, Winston Zeddemore, to cope with the growing demand. Suspicious of the Ghostbusters, Environmental Protection Agency inspector Walter Peck asks to evaluate their equipment but Peter rebuffs him. Egon warns that the containment unit is nearing capacity and supernatural energy is surging across the city. Peter meets with Dana and informs her Zuul was a demigod worshipped as a servant to "Gozer the Gozerian", a shapeshifting god of destruction. Upon returning home, she is possessed by Zuul; a similar entity possesses her neighbor, Louis Tully. Peter arrives and finds the possessed Dana/Zuul claiming to be "the Gatekeeper". Louis is brought to Egon by police officers and claims he is "Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster". The Ghostbusters agree to keep the pair separated. Peck returns with law enforcement and city workers to have the Ghostbusters arrested and their containment unit deactivated, causing an explosion that releases the captured ghosts. Louis/Vinz escapes in the confusion and makes his way to the apartment building to join Dana/Zuul. In jail, Ray and Egon reveal Ivo Shandor, leader of a Gozer-worshipping cult, designed Dana's building to function as an antenna to attract and concentrate spiritual energy to summon Gozer and bring about the apocalypse. Faced with supernatural chaos across the city, the Ghostbusters convince the mayor to release them. The Ghostbusters travel to the apartment building roof as Dana/Zuul and Louis/Vinz open the gate between dimensions and transform into demonic dogs. Gozer appears as a woman and attacks the Ghostbusters then disappears when they attempt to retaliate. Her disembodied voice demands the Ghostbusters "choose the form of the destructor". Ray inadvertently recalls a beloved corporate mascot from his childhood, and Gozer reappears as a gigantic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man that begins destroying the city. Against his earlier advice, Egon instructs the team to cross their proton energy streams at the dimensional gate. The resulting explosion destroys Gozer's avatar, banishing it back to its dimension, and closes the gateway. The Ghostbusters rescue Dana and Louis from the wreckage and are welcomed on the street as heroes.  TOP 5​Before the Ghostbusters become established in New York City, they release a commercial to advertise their services. The three original members — Peter Venkman (Bill Murrey), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) — appear on television, with the number 555-2368. During the film's theatrical release in 1984, Ivan Reritman ran that very same commercial, which allowed people to call in. Callers would hear a pre-recorded message from Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, who announced that they were unable to answer as they were busy busting ghosts! The number received 1,000 calls every hour, 24 hours a day, for several weeks! Sadly, the line is no longer operational, so if you're being troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night, or you're experiencing feelings of dread in your basement or attic, we don't know what to tell you!“Ghostbusters” is such an iconic title — so much so, that many fans still haven't noticed that, following the opening scene in the New York Public Library in the original 1984 film, the title that appears on the screen is actually two words and not one, reading “Ghost Busters”! Before the filmmakers settled on the now iconic title, Dan Aykroyd originally considered the title “Ghost Smashers”, while “Ghostbreakers” was also an option. The sign outside the Ghostbusters fire station in New York even had variations of these titles during production. “Ghostbusters” wasn't available because of Filmation's Ghostbusters (1975), an unrelated TV series (there's also a 1986 cartoon). In the end, Columbia Pictures obtained the rights, while The Real Ghostbusters (1986 — 1991) was so named to distinguish it from the Filmation version.Despite becoming one of the most iconic characters in the entire Ghostbusters franchise, Slimer is never actually name-dropped in either of the two movies, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II (1989). However, he was referred to as “Onionhead” by the crew of the original film. The “ugly little spud” wasn't actually named “Slimer” until the animated show, The Real Ghostbusters, in which he's part of the team. It's this that inspired his more friendly cameo in Ghostbusters II, in which he offers Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) a ride in a town car. Slimer isn't the only ghost in the original movie who isn't referred to by the name we now know him by Gozer's two minions, Vinz Clortho/the keymaster and Zuul/the gatekeeper are never referred to as "terror dogs", despite the hellhounds now being synonymous with the name.As well as being called “Onionhead” by the crew members of the original 1984 film, Slimer also went by another name — “The Ghost of John Belushi”, something Dan Aykroyd started. Aykroyd has since confirmed that Slimer was heavily inspired by the late John Belushi. For starters, the green spook's hankering for food was based on Belushi's cafeteria scene in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). The role of Peter Venkman was originally written for the actor, however, he passed away while Aykroyd was working on the script in early 1984. While there are no direct references to the actor in the film, there are plenty throughout IDW's Ghostbusters comic book series, some of which even feature Belushi's character, “Joliet” Jake Blues, from The Blues Brothers (1980), which also stars Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues.Once the Ghostbusters cross the streams, the rift between the two dimensions causes the Marshmallow Man to explode, raining down marshmallow on the unsuspecting New Yorkers below. But getting that amount of actual marshmallows to dump on the film's extras was implausible. Instead, Edlund's team collected 500-gallon batches of shaving cream to substitute for the remnants of Mr. Stay-Puft. William Atherton, who played EPA villain Walter Peck, was skeptical about having such a large amount of heavy cream dropped on him, so they tested the idea on a stuntman using only 75 pounds, and it knocked him to the ground. The stuntman was okay, and another smaller batch was collected to dump on Atherton for the final take in the film. **TRIPLE LINDY AWARD** **REVIEW AND RATING**TreyChrisStephen .5Tucker .5 TOP 5Stephen:1 Breakfast club2 T23 Ghostbuster4 Sandlot5 Color out of space  Chris:1. sandlots2. T23. trick r treat4. rocky horror picture show5. hubie halloween Trey:1) Boondocks Saints2) Mail Order Brides3) Tombstone4) Very bad things5) She out of my league Tucker:1. T22: Tombstone3: My Cousin Vinny4: Ghostbusters5: Scream WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT WEEK? Web: https://theguysreview.simplecast.com/EM: theguysreviewpod@gmail.comIG: @TheGuysReviewPodTW: @The_GuysReview - Twitter DM groupFB: https://facebook.com/TheGuysReviewPod/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKXJhq9LbQ2VfR4K33kT9Q Please, Subscribe, rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts from!! Thank you,-The Guys

Anglo-Saxon England
King Ine the Lawmaker

Anglo-Saxon England

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 27:13


Of all the kings of Wessex prior to the reign of King Alfred, Ine is the one with probably the greatest reputation. This rests mostly on the respect afforded to his law code by King Alfred in the preface to his own collection of legal rulings. There Alfred explicitly set himself in a tradition following from Moses and Ine in making laws for his people. This is high praise and surely must attract the interest of readers. Who was this Ine? Why were his laws so notable? And does the reality live up the expectation set by Alfred's praise? In this episode we will seek to answer these questions and discover that Ine's legacy is decidedly more complicated that a surface reading of Alfred's preface would suggest. Credits –  Music: 'Wælheall' by Hrōðmund Wōdening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQfdqIyqJ4g&list=LL&index=5&ab_channel=Hr%C5%8D%C3%B0mundW%C5%8Ddening Social Media -  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/anglosaxonengland Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anglo-Saxon-England-Podcast-110529958048053 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandAnglo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anglosaxonenglandpodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzyGUvYZCstptNQeWTwfQuA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Daybreak
Daybreak for October 25, 2022

Daybreak

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 51:22


Tuesday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time Saint of the Day: St. Alfred the Great, 846-899; fifth son of the Wessex king; a godson of Pope Leo IV; as king, he spent much time in conflict with the Danes, who were then threatening England; patron of the arts, literature, and the Church Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 10/25/22 Gospel: Luke 13:18-21

The Fly Culture Podcast
The Fishstolian - The Bristol Avon

The Fly Culture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 56:30


Podcast Takeover pt4In the final episode, Pete and Jon go dark to fish the Avon in Bristol's Industrial heartland at Netham Weir. Will they uncover the silver they're searching for?...Including an interview with Luke Kozac, Environmental Project Manager for the Environment Agency, Wessex region.

The Guys Review
Rob Zombie, Hellbilly Deluxe

The Guys Review

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 80:21


Rob Zombie, Hellbilly Deluxe Welcome to The Guys Review, where we review media, products and experiences.  **READ APPLE REVIEWS/Fan Mail**Mention Twitter DM group - like pinned tweet @The_GuysReviewRead emails theguysreviewpod@gmail.com Rob Zombie, Hellbilly Deluxe Produced by Rob Zombie & Scott Humphrey Rob Zombie – vocals, lyrics, producer, music, production, all other art, additional photos, art directionRiggs – guitarsBlasko – bassTempesta – drumsDanny Lohner – additional guitars & bassMark Matcho – additional guitars & bassTommy Lee – drums on "Meet the Creeper" and "The Ballad of Resurrection Joe and Rosa Whore" Released August 25, 1998 Bugdet no budget found Rating: google users: 98% Rolling Stone 3/5 stars, Billboard "Favorable," Entertainment Weekly C+  Hellbilly Deluxe is the first solo release from Rob Zombie, and the first album released after the break up of White Zombie. The album proved to be a commercial success, reaching the top five of the Billboard 200 and selling over three million copies in the United States. AwardsHere cometh thine shiny awards Sire. My Lord Tucker the Wanker second Earl of Wessex. Lord of the Furries. Heir of Lord baldy the one eyed snake wrestler. Protector of Freedom units. Step Sibling with funny feelings down stairs. Entertainer of uncles. Jailor of innocent. Spanker of innocent milk maids and stable boys. The toxic wanker. Cheif shitting doughnut. Teepee giver to the great Cornholio. United States: 3M records soldUK: 60KNew Zealand: 15KCanada: 200,000 Peaked at #5 on the US Billboard top 200   Tracks"Call of the Zombie" - Scott Humphrey, Zombie 0:30Creepy intro, kinda sets the mood. Wonder who recorded it and how old they were. "Superbeast" - Humphrey, Zombie, Charlie Clouser 3:40 3rd single, released June 3, 1999Sounds like all Zombie songs; heavy and abrassive. Very 90's/2000's sound. The video is hilarious. "Dragula" - Humphrey, Zombie 3:42 Lead Single from the Album, Released Aug 24, 1998Gerat song, catchy riff, I will always associate this song with The Matrix. The audio clip "superstition, fear and jealousy" heard at the beginning of the song is a sample of dialogue from the 1960 horror film The City of the Dead (also known as Horror Hotel), and is spoken by Christopher Lee "Living Dead Girl" - Humphrey, Zombie 3:21 Second Single released Feb 16, 1999I didn't realize I knew this song, never knew the name of it. Again, all sound similar. Heavy and gritty. "Perversion 99" - Humphrey, Zombie 1:43This is a different song, def not what I expected. Just an instramental break. Sounds like commercial music or elevator music. It sounds VERY much like some phone hold music. "Demonoid Phenomenon" - Humphrey, Zombie 4:11Again, very heavy, but still catchy. Good video; it's a lot of filmed concert footage, and tons of topless girls. though, they were blurred. So much kenetic, chaotic energy. I can imagine they put on a good live show. "Spookshow Baby" - Humphrey, Zombie 3:38This one isn't as chaotic and messy as the other tracks. It's a good calm down track after the previous one. "How to Make a Monster" - Humphrey, Zombie 1:38This has a totally different sound. It's not as industrial. Almost punk-ish. But back to the chaos and energy. Sounds like it was recorded live or in a tin can. Weird sound. "Meet the Creeper" - Humphrey, Zombie 3:13Back to the Zombie sound; heavy, industrial, dark. "The Ballad of Resurrection Joe and Rosa Whore" - Humphrey, Zombie 3:55I like the intro, build up. It's not as metal/heavy as the others. There it is. "What Lurks on Channel X?" - Humphrey, Zombie 2:29I mean... It's kinda more of the same. I know he's saying different words in each song, but they mostly sound the same. "Return of the Phantom Stranger" - Humphrey, Zombie 4:32Obviously Zombie is into classic horror, and the organ opening of this song pays to that. This is more bareable since it's not so chaotic; but still heavy and dark. This guy lives in spooky season all year round, it seems. "The Beginning of the End" Humphrey, Zombie 1:52This seems to be just noise. No lyrics or anything. Interesting closer. **TRIPLE LINDY AWARD** **REVIEW AND RATING** Chris 1.5Stephen 3Trey TOP 5Stephen:1 Breakfast club2 T23 Sandlot4 Color out of space5 Mail order brides Chris:1. sandlots2. T23. trick r treat4. rocky horror picture show5. hubie halloween Trey:1) Boondocks Saints2) Mail Order Brides3) Tombstone4) Very bad things5) She out of my league Tucker:1. T22: Tombstone3: My Cousin Vinny4: John Wick5: Scream WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT WEEK? Web: https://theguysreview.simplecast.com/EM: theguysreviewpod@gmail.comIG: @TheGuysReviewPodTW: @The_GuysReview - Twitter DM groupFB: https://facebook.com/TheGuysReviewPod/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKXJhq9LbQ2VfR4K33kT9Q Please, Subscribe, rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts from!! Thank you,-The Guys

Keeping Up With The Windsors
King Charles III Coronation Date Announced | Did Archie Get Snubbed? | Catherine Gets Heckled

Keeping Up With The Windsors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 27:21 Very Popular


On today's podcast: We are absolutely giddy over King Charles III coronation date being released this week.  The Prince and Princess of Wales marking World Mental Health Day Catherine, The Princess of Wales gets heckled in Northern Ireland.  The Duchess of Gloucester marks World Hospice Day with a TREEBILEE!  Sophie, Countess of Wessex visits Malawi and Botswana    We also discuss… What will King Charles wear during his Coronation? Will Camilla, the Queen Consort's family attend the Coronation?  Will Harry and Meghan attend King Charles' Coronation?  Did Archie get snubbed by having the coronation date on his 6th birthday?  And, who is Michelle's new crush?    And so much more in today's episode…  

Anglo-Saxon England
Cædwalla: The King from the Forest

Anglo-Saxon England

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 17:43


Upon the abdication of Centwine in 685 the Gewisse were thrown into chaos. From the forests on their eastern frontier came news of an exiled noble massing an army to press his claim to the throne. He had already cut his teeth on the South Saxons by driving out their king and facing a revolt by his nobles, but now he was looking to return home to seize the opportunity of an empty throne. His name was Cædwalla and though he would reign for only three years, they would be some of the most transformative years in the history of Wessex. But that transformation would be a bloody one and would draw the people of the south west into the violent contest that was Anglo-Saxon power politics thereby remaking them and eventually England as a whole. Credits –  Music: 'Wælheall' by Hrōðmund Wōdening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQfdqIyqJ4g&list=LL&index=5&ab_channel=Hr%C5%8D%C3%B0mundW%C5%8Ddening Social Media -  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/anglosaxonengland Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anglo-Saxon-England-Podcast-110529958048053 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandAnglo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anglosaxonenglandpodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzyGUvYZCstptNQeWTwfQuA  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

radioWissen
Der englische Dichter Thomas Hardy - Endstation Stonehenge

radioWissen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 22:12


In dem Bauern-und Hirtenland von Wessex mit seinem geheimnisumwitterten Steinkreis von Stonehenge, sah der englische Schriftsteller Thomas Hardy zeitlebens einen Ort voll mystischer Tiefe und Magie. Kein Wunder also, dass er das im Südwesten von England gelegene Wessex immer wieder zur Handlungskulisse für seine gesellschaftskritischen Romane machte.

The Guys Review
Ernest Scared Stupid

The Guys Review

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 67:05


Ernest Scared Stupid Welcome to The Guys Review, where we review media, products and experiences.  **READ APPLE REVIEWS/Fan Mail**Mention Twitter DM group - like pinned tweet @The_GuysReviewRead emails theguysreviewpod@gmail.comTwitter Poll  Ernest scared stupid    ( here in sweden this movie is called Ernest töntarnas konung. To translate that into english its ernest king of the geeks/dweebs/nerds)  Director: John R. Cherry IIIWriters John R. Cherry III (story)   Coke Sams (story)    Charles Gale (screenplay)  Starring:  Jim VarneyEartha KittAustin NaglerShay AstorJonas Moscartolo Released: 11 oktober 1991 Budget$9,6M ($20,875,488.99M in 2022)           Gross worldwide                                       $14,143,280M ($30,754,988.11M in 2022) Opening weekend US & Canada $4,453,132M ($9,683,469.59M in 2022) Ratings:   IMDb 5.7/10 Rotten Tomatoes 17% Metacritic 38% Google Users 80%   (why i give those titles and why they expand? its becaus of Game of thrones every time Daenerys (stormborn)Targaryen is represented in her scenes she gets a new title and have like 50 of them.) Here cometh thine shiny awards Sire. My Lord Tucker the Wanker second Earl of Wessex. Lord of the Furries. Heir of Lord baldy the one eyed snake wrestler. Protector of Freedom units. Step Sibling with funny feelings down stairs. Entertainer of uncles. Jailor of innocent. Spanker of innocent milk maids and stable boys. The toxic wanker. Cheif shitting doughnut. Teepee giver to the great Cornholio. THIS DON'T HAVE ANY AWARDS. I'VE TRIED TO WATCH IT. MY  RATING SCORE 5/5 BEERS. First Time you saw the movie?  Plot:In the late 19th century, the demonic troll Trantor transforms children into wooden dolls to feast upon their energy in Briarville, Missouri. The townsfolk capture him and seal him under an oak tree, with Phineas Worrell, one of the village elders and an ancestor of Ernest P. Worrell, establishing the seal. Trantor vengefully places a curse on the Worrell family, stating that he can only be released on the night before Halloween by a Worrell. As part of the curse, every generation of Worrells will get "dumber and dumber and dumber", until the dumbest member of the family is foolish enough to release him from his earthly prison. One hundred years later, Ernest, a sanitation worker, helps a few of his middle school friends, Kenny Binder, Elizabeth and Joey, construct a treehouse in the same tree that unknowingly contains the dormant creature, after the mayor's sons demolished their own cardboard haunted house. When Old Lady Hackmore discovers this, she angrily leaves. Following her, Ernest learns the story of Trantor and idiotically reports it to the kids. Inadvertently, Ernest releases the troll. Joey is walking home from the treehouse when he hears something rustling through the trees. Joey slowly walks and slips down in a muddy hole. Trantor grabs Joey's wrist and turns him into a wooden doll. Ernest finds Kenny's dad, Sheriff Cliff Binder, and explains the situation but Binder does not believe him. After none of the townsfolk will assist Ernest because of the upcoming Halloween party, he mounts a one-man (and one-dog) defense operation in preparation for Trantor's appearance. Meanwhile, Trantor captures a boy on a skateboard as his second victim. Tom and Bobby Tulip, hoping to exploit Ernest, sell him various fake troll traps, but one backfires on the mayor's sons and Ernest loses his job. Ernest, Kenny and Elizabeth return to Hackmore, where they learn that only "the heart of a child, and a mother's care" can defeat the troll. Later that night, Trantor claims Elizabeth as his third victim as he sneaks into her house while she is resting on her bed. While Kenny and his friend Gregg are walking, Trantor uses Elizabeth's voice to lure Kenny away, then takes Gregg as a fourth victim. Despite parents being upset at their missing children, Mayor Murdock and Sheriff Binder still proceed with a Halloween party at the school, believing the missing children will be there. Trantor appears there and takes the mayor's oldest son as his fifth and final wooden doll. In the ensuing fight between Trantor and Ernest, Trantor turns Ernest's dog Rimshot into a wooden doll before being repelled by soft-serve ice cream on Ernest's hands. Kenny realizes that "mother's care" refers to milk and rallies a troll-fighting team to destroy them. Back at the treehouse, Trantor successfully summons his army of trolls while Ernest unsuccessfully tries to stop them. The townspeople show up, only for the trolls to overwhelm and beat them up. Kenny and his friends arrive and begin destroying the trolls with milk. During the fight, Trantor escapes beneath the tree where he summons the powers of the underworld, making him invincible, especially to milk. Enraged, Kenny unsuccessfully tries to destroy Trantor, who also turns Kenny into a doll. With the other townsfolk now backing him up and telling him to douse Trantor in milk, Ernest realizes that milk weakened the troll children, while unconditional love ("the heart of a child") would weaken Trantor himself. He takes Trantor and dances with him while the mob watches, overloading him with love, and finally kisses his snot-ridden nose, causing Trantor to explode. With Trantor's destruction, Ernest is proclaimed a hero. All of the wooden dolls are restored, including those from the early 19th century, and life returns to normal. Sheriff Binder apologizes to his son for doubting him and Ernest. Ernest is happy that his dog is also back to normal.  TOP 5The pizzas seen being thrown at the bullies who try to attack the kids' tree house are re-used props from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991). Both movies had the same prop master, Doug White.The Chiodo Brothers are credited with special effects for this film, who also made Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988). Look for trolls in the finale that resemble Klowns, as well as the same spinning death effect. The Chiodos actually didn't save any of the original Klown molds. Though they may have used some ears molds. John Cherry's troll designs just happened to look a lot like the Klowns. In the opening credits (specifically around the 00:01:16 mark), there is a quick flash of a random man. He is Robert Hill, Jr., one of the grips. His son was in the film as a child extra.In the original script for "Ernest Scared Stupid", the villain wasn't a troll, it was actually a haunted statue. The original script had a lot of the flavor of "Scared Stupid" though. But there were no trolls; there was one statue that came to life - it was some terrible person who came back from the dead. John Cherry and Coke Sams went to Disney with that script. They both felt that it was the best thing they've ever written and that they knew what Disney wanted. But, Disney read it and their exact response was, "What were you guys smoking when you wrote this?" They added, "We want a haunted tree house." So John and Coke dismembered anything they could salvage from the original "Scared Stupid" script and cranked it into the next one.Creature effects creator Charles Chiodo designed "Trantor" the troll using fourteen motors to operate various facial features. His teeth were fabricated from dental acrylic, his skin was "baked foam," and each eyebrow hair was inserted individually. The trolls were designed with two noses that dripped synthetic mucus, concocted from methyl cellulose, personal lubricant, and an unnamed "vegetable agent" that caused it to spoil quickly. A thicker version of the substance was used as troll saliva. **TRIPLE LINDY AWARD** **REVIEW AND RATING**TreyChris 4Stephen 4.5Tucker 4.5 TOP 5Stephen:1 Breakfast club2 T23 Sandlot4 Color out of space5 Mail order brides Chris:1. sandlots2. T23. trick r treat4. rocky horror picture show5. hubie halloween Trey:1) Boondocks Saints2) Mail Order Brides3) Tombstone4) Very bad things5) She out of my league Tucker:1. T22: Tombstone3: My Cousin Vinny4: John Wick5: Scream WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT WEEK? Web: https://theguysreview.simplecast.com/EM: theguysreviewpod@gmail.comIG: @TheGuysReviewPodTW: @The_GuysReview - Twitter DM groupFB: https://facebook.com/TheGuysReviewPod/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKXJhq9LbQ2VfR4K33kT9Q Please, Subscribe, rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts from!! Thank you,-The Guys

Keeping Up With The Windsors
A New Royal Era Has Begun | Will Camilla Ever Be Known as The Queen? | Princess Anne On The Staten Island Ferry

Keeping Up With The Windsors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 34:18 Very Popular


Royal Community, A New Royal Era Has Begun... In this week's episode we talk all about:  A new photo was released showing the future of the Monarchy. What did we think and most importantly, what did you think? What is going on with Camilla's title, ‘The Queen Consort'. Will she ever be known as The Queen? Sophie, Countess of Wessex visited The Democratic Republic Of Congo to meet with sexual violence survivors.  Catherine, The Princess of Wales visited a Premature Baby Hospital in Surrey  The Prince Of Wales was supporting a football Academy with his role as President of the Football Association  And Anne has a ride on a Staten Island Ferry to visit the national Lighthouse Museum Plus so much more….