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Beyond the Big Screen is a podcast about the true story behind the movies you love. We will talk about history, philosophy, religion, art, sports, literature and much more. Movies and media only tell you a small part of the story. In this podcast we will look into a wide variety of topics on the big screen and beyond!

Beyond the Big Screen Stephen Guerra

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 35 Ratings

Beyond the Big Screen is a podcast about the true story behind the movies you love. We will talk about history, philosophy, religion, art, sports, literature and much more. Movies and media only tell you a small part of the story. In this podcast we will look into a wide variety of topics on the big screen and beyond!

    Unraveling Horror: Fear, Taboo, and Creativity

    Unraveling Horror: Fear, Taboo, and Creativity

    In this episode of Beyond the Big Screen Podcast, Steve and Mustache Chris to delve into the horror genre. Chris, a horror enthusiast, discusses the essential elements that define horror films and their unique ability to evoke fear and discomfort. The conversation explores how horror tackles taboo subjects in ways other genres cannot. They discuss classic and influential horror films such as 'The Exorcist,' 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' 'Halloween,' and 'Night of the Living Dead,' and their impact on the genre. The episode also touches on the cyclical nature of horror, the influence of international films, and the varying sub-genres within horror. Chris shares his favorite horror films to revisit and offers recommendations for those new to the genre.
    00:00 Introduction to Beyond the Big Screen Podcast
    00:33 Diving into the Horror Genre
    01:06 Essential Elements of Horror 
    01:45 Horror's Unique Appeal and Taboo Topics 
    03:30 Iconic Horror Films and Their Impact
    04:45 Horror as Political Metaphor
    05:18 Modern Horror: Hits and Misses 
    09:51 Revisiting Classic Horror Films
    11:37 Horror Subgenres and Their Appeal
    16:10 Horror Recommendations for Skeptics

    Transcript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/Mz6kDQbKrgs

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    • 25 min
    Coming Soon - Must See Horror

    Coming Soon - Must See Horror

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    • 2 min
    Tombstone Talk: Unpacking the Legend of Wyatt Earp

    Tombstone Talk: Unpacking the Legend of Wyatt Earp

    In this episode, hosts Steve and Frank dive into the 1993 film 'Tombstone,' a star-studded Western featuring, among others, Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. The discussion covers the historical backdrop of the Earp brothers and their time in Tombstone, Arizona, the real-life personas versus their movie portrayals, and the film’s depiction of key events like the shootout at the O.K. Corral and the Vendetta Ride. The hosts also explore the nuanced characterizations, historical accuracies, and the movie's long-lasting impact. The episode is filled with engaging analysis, favorite scenes, and memorable lines from the film.
    01:19 Overview of the Earp Brothers 
    02:08 Law Enforcement and the Wild West
    06:11 The Wild West Fascination 
    10:40 Tombstone, Arizona: A Melting Pot
    23:32 The Cowboys and the OK Corral
    37:33 The Aftermath of the Shootout
    37:35 Morgan and Virgil Earp's Fate
    39:09 Wyatt Earp's Vendetta Ride 
    42:12 The Legend of Wyatt Earp
    48:58 Character Analysis in 'Tombstone' 
    59:38 Historical Accuracy vs. Hollywood
    01:07:22 Memorable Lines and Final Thoughts

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Coming Soon - An Incredible Cool Factor

    Coming Soon - An Incredible Cool Factor

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    • 2 min
    The Legacy of AI (2001): Spielberg, Kubrick, and the Future of Humanity

    The Legacy of AI (2001): Spielberg, Kubrick, and the Future of Humanity

    In this episode Mustache Chris, along with cultural critic and philosopher John David Ebert, delve into the intricate layers of the 2001 sci-fi film 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence' by Steven Spielberg. They explore the film's themes, from mythology and philosophy to cultural criticism, drawing on the works of Nietzsche and Heidegger. The discussion covers David's emotional journey, the human condition, the evolution of humanity, and genetic engineering, reflecting on the Blue Fairy's role and the film's haunting conclusion. The episode offers a profound examination of AI's narrative, Spielberg's directorial choices, and the broader philosophical questions, closing with thoughts on media consumption and its effects on contemporary society.
    05:03 AI and Human Anxiety
    09:48 Kubrick and Spielberg's Collaboration
    11:46 The Creation of David
    21:40 David's Integration into the Family
    39:42 Kubrick vs. Spielberg: A Directorial Debate
    40:35 David's Quest for Humanity
    40:47 The Fleshfare and Its Symbolism
    44:46 Rouge City: A Critique
    45:27 David's Existential Crisis
    50:57 The Intended Ending: Kubrick's Vision
    51:47 The Philosophical Implications of AI
    53:15 The Role of Technology in Human Evolution
    58:41 The Final Act: David's Last Day
    01:07:23 Final Thoughts and Film Review
    01:11:27 John David Ebert's Work and Philosophy

    Transcript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/7AQHwnjLNJO 

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Coming Soon - It is Going to Happen

    Coming Soon - It is Going to Happen

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Irish gal 333 ,

A great podcast

Steve tells the story behind some of the greatest movies and fills in a lot of background on the movie ,actors and directors.
Sean Yonkers New York

PTF off ,

Too much whining, not enough talk about movies.

My entry to this podcast was the round table episode about historical figures who deserve to have movies made about them, and the opening speaker rambled on to complain about current controversies in the US, pronouns, and political correctness. Maybe it’s not a good episode to start with, but if they’re going to spend every third sentence complaining, as the first 10 minutes of this episode did, then the podcast is not for me and I rate it 1 star.

Ty26367 ,

Laughable

Everyone on this podcast seems to think they can do everything better. There's a reason they're reviewing massively successful works. Lost me with The Da Vinci code.

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