Many people have a defining moment that changes their life forever, and for MBU professor Dr. Matthew Bardowell, this was when he saw, “The Fellowship of the Ring,” in 2001. The film inspired Bardowell and instilled in him a passion for literature, something he wishes to share and ignite in MBU students.
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Dr. Matthew Bardowell discusses the structure of a short story with English students at a monthly Creative Writing Club meeting. Bardowell instructs many of the upper-level English and British literature courses.
John Smith fell through the ice of Lake St. Louis over five years ago and spent 15 minutes submerged under its frozen surface, leaving him dead for over an hour. However, the power of hundreds of prayers produced a miracle as Smith was revived without explanation and fully recovered from the incident. Two firefighters involved in the rescue operation, Christopher Fay and Joseph Morrow, were firsthand witnesses to the events depicted in the movie “Breakthrough,” released in 2019.
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Christopher Fay, a firefighter from the Lake St. Louis Fire Department, points to the spot on the lake where John Smith was located when rescue crews retrieved him from beneath the icy surface.
Netflix original, “Brain On Fire,” hardly lives up to the immense potential that lies within the real-life events which first inspired this story.
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High hopes for the release of “The Nun” were left unsatisfied as the film failed to piece together a compelling story worthy of its predecessors in “The Conjuring” franchise.
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A rendition of a nun’s silhouette in a church similar to the demonic nun in the haunted abbey in Romania where “The Nun” was set.