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Do you ever wish someone would turn your required reading into a big-budget summer blockbuster? This July Fourth weekend, feeling slightly traitorous to your classical roots, you could sit in an air-conditioned theater, feed your children popcorn for dinner, and watch A Patriot’s History of the United States in a manageable two-hour block.

 

Chapter four would last approximately three minutes. It would explain the entirety of the Constitutional Convention through witty repartee between Thomas Jefferson (Matt Damon) and Alexander Hamilton (Ben Affleck) over small government. The scene would round out with a biting, humorous speech from Benjamin Franklin (Jack Nicholson) rejecting the need for presidents to have a salary. A soaring score by Danny Elfman would play in the background during the final scene of the film.

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A review of The Hobbit, for people who don’t like it when they ‘change stuff.’

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doot de doot doot doot doot doo,

do de doot doot doot doot doo, de-de-doot,

doot de doot doot doo-doot doo-de-doo,

do de doot doot doot, de doo-di da doo-di, de doot.

 

That is my typographical interpretation of the Shire music from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. It loses something in translation to text, does it not? This often happens when books are translated to the big screen, but read on and I will tell you why, in the case of the Hobbit movie, I am willing to give it a big pass.

 

Last Ounce of Courage

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I often hear from Classical Conversations families that there are not many family-friendly movies these days. So when one comes across my desk, I like to tell you about it. I recently received a screener’s copy of a new movie, Last Ounce of Courage. It was not produced by one of the five media conglomerates that control over 90% of the published media in America, but was created by a Christian organization: Veritas Entertainment. I was excited to hear that it beat the odds; it is being released in over 1,200 theaters and it is not a straight-to-DVD movie! My family decided to watch it, to be sure that it was something that we could stand behind and recommend to homeschooling families. We believe you will like the movie and that it will generate good discussions for you and your family regarding liberty, freedom, and God-given rights. I wanted to learn more about the film, so I sat down with writer/director, Darrel Campbell, and with Classical Conversations dad and the film’s executive producer, Doug Pethoud, to discuss their new movie, Last Ounce of Courage. What follows is a transcript of our interview, which I believe will be of interest to all families.

 

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