Fake Geek Girls

National Treasure

Melissa Brinks published on

Nicholas Cage steals the Declaration of Independence...and our hearts? (No.) Join us as we talk about nationalism, the adventure film genre, Riley's goatee, and being egregiously ahistorical.

Note: We didn't realize until we were about 20 minutes in that our recording program was using the wrong microphone for Merri. We stopped and fixed it, but the first chunk of the episode will sound a bit rougher than usual.

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

“The Imperial Imaginary” by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam

The Casual Colonialism of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones by Daniel A. Gross

Archaeologists in popular culture by Gabriel Moshenska

National Treasure: Re-enacting the past to learn the lessons of history by Emad Aysha

'The Meg' Director "Set Out to Make the Second Best Shark Movie of All Time" by Mia Galuppo

Indiana Jones and Ben Gates: Imperial Heroes and the American Marvelous Post 9/11 by Joan Ormrod

Catch Hannibal at Mr Ripley's Fight Club if you can: From Eurodecadent cinema to American nationalist allegory by Robert von Dassanowsky

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