Archive for April 2019

Welcome to our first History in Movies podcast! Gil and Rutger break down three movies about the classical period, to learn more about Ancient Greece, about the time that the movies were made, and about how things look different today. For this podcast episode, we review the movies Troy, 300 and Alexander.

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We're launching our new podcast series of social justice on screen with Eliana Cohen, breaking down one of the best shows of all time, Breaking Bad, as a predictive cultural event that is about angry middle-aged white men who feel that the world has been taken away from them. When Walter White learns that he has cancer, he resorts to violence, which only grows as the story moves forward. Yet still, we root for him because he feels aggrieved that things are not the way he wanted them to be. Eliana is doing her PhD in social psychology. For our attached conversation where Gil rants about what he calls "toxic femininity"  https://www.patreon.com/posts/26326954

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Marvel: Thanos’ Hero’s Journey

Welcome to our first Marvelous podcast series! Novelist, writing professor and literature professor Theo Gangi joins Gil to break down Marvel movies from every direction, angle and point of view we want/can: mythology, psychology, personal, and comic. In this podcast, we look at the villain of Avengers Infinity War, Thanos, through the lens of Joseph Cambell's Hero's Journey, a widely used arc in Hollywood writing that has its roots in human myths from all around the world.

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The Israeli elections were held on April 9, Gil records his initial thoughts a day later before the dust completely settles. The final results have since been reported, and Netanyahu's coalition will number 65 out of 120 seats, and he will have a hard time that he would have hoped to promote laws that will prevent the Attorney General from indicting him and taking him to trial on three counts, one of them of bribery.

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