The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #148: The Fisher King

the-fisher-king1Mea Culpa: In this episode, I (Michial) say that Amanda Plummer is British. In fact, she is the daughter of Christopher Plummer and is therefore American/Canadian. I still hate her accent in this movie.

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Michial Farmer leads David Grubbs and Nathan Gilmour into the semester’s trilogy of episodes on Robin Williams movies with a conversation about The Fisher King. As the trio digs into a story that’s as much a media ecology as a medieval appropriation, Dante resurfaces (again) as the trio explores the salvation of Jack Lucas.

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ChenBuLei
ChenBuLei

This podcast prompted my wife and I to watch this movie for the first time.  Great movie!  Two tidbits to share with you.  First, my favorite line was when Jack, feeling the weight of his guilt, said this to Anne: "I wish there was some way I could just pay the fine and go home."  That immediately made me think of Christ and my own sin problem.  I want to pay the fine and be free, but I cannot.  But praise be to God that Christ made the payment on my behalf and brings relief to my guilty conscience.


Second, today our preacher used a sermon illustration that used the scene with Perry and Lydia at the end of their date (the dialogue that Prof. Farmer praised in the podcast).  How funny!  Since we just watched the movie my wife and I could track with him and appreciate the reference.