National Treasure Hunt: One Step Short of Crazy
- Date: Saturday, July 01, 2023
- Time: 2:00 pm
- Location: William McGowan Theater at the National Archives and Virtual
In this book, Aubrey Paris and Emily Black, hosts of the National Treasure Hunt podcast, set the record straight, taking a scene-by-scene approach to prove that the 2004 film National Treasure, like protagonist Benjamin Franklin Gates, is not crazy but rather one step short. Their analyses unearth lesser-known stories from history while considering the ethics of character decisions, assessing comparisons with similar film franchises, interpreting key deleted scenes, and revealing behind-the-scenes secrets from filming. A book signing will follow the program.