This time on SpeakBeasty:
→ The rainbow pinwheel of death is very misleading.
→ Happy Easter!
→ Could Queenie be believing that Jacob is an exception to the “wizards first” rule?
→ To kill Jacob, or not to kill Jacob?
→ Are the words “coward” and “crazy” gendered (and not in a good way)?
→ We love you, Paris! And we love your Notre Dame.
→ Marjolaine is going to have a coronary when she hears our French. (Sorry, girl.)
→ What parts of Paris featured heavily in the film? What role does Paris play in Crimes of Grindelwald?
→ “And then we all got confused.”
→ How do the first and second films compare in terms of how they use their setting as a part of their story?
→ Do any of these intricate details inform the story of the film? Does it work for an audience uneducated in Paris locales and their history?
→ The Time Turner: Rio de Janeiro in the 1920's!
Podcast Question: What was missing from Paris as a setting? How could the city have been better utilized in the story?
This time on SpeakBeasty...
→ Aureo, Megan, and Michael are here!
→ “Sit there and think about what you’ve done.”
→ Pops are a controversial topic,
→ The Phoenix Register: The COG DVD is killing it. Also, we gotta watch Emma.
→ Owl Post: Physical cowards vs. moral cowards
→ The world wars and their influence!
→ Nationalism is making everyone nervous.
→ How does Grindelwald’s vision impact our views of “The Greater Good?”
→ Wizards vs. Muggles during WWI and WWII - who has the upper hand?
→ “It amuses me to make allusions to things that are happening in the Muggle world.” - JKR, 2005
→ “He was thwarted again and again by a teenager.”
→ The Deathly Hallows symbol vs. the swastika.
→ “Don’t be racist.”
→ “Dear UK listeners, prevent Brexit.”
→ The Newt Case: the Taniwha!
Podcast question: What do you think is Rowling’s overall goal with the Fantastic Beasts series as far as it parallels WWII? What messages do you think she’s trying to convey that are different from or build upon Harry Potter?