Where History and Hollywood combine! Ever want to know more about the historical background of a movie BEFORE you go and see it? This is the place!
HMP - Episode 9 - 1917
The Great War rages on, and in the midst of it, one impossible mission across no man's land in the film 1917.
HMP - Episode 8 - First Man
The film First Man follows the journey of Neil Armstrong up through his first steps on the Moon and this episode provides a bit about the history of the space program and Armstrong.
HMP - Episode 7 - 7 Days in Entebbe
In 1976, a group of German and Palestinian extremists hijacked an Air France plane and diverted it to Uganda. Despite tremendous risk, Israel launched a mission to free the hostages.
HMP - Episode 6 - The Post: This Is Not a Movie Review
Very brief thoughts on The Post injected into less brief thoughts of financial and human costs.
HMP - Episode 5 - The Post: The Pentagon Papers
In 1971, a series of front page articles in the New York Times and Washington Post about top secret reports on the Vietnam war that had been hidden from the public rocked the nation's trust in the office of the President. In this episode, Jason goes into the background of the Pentagon Papers and how they fit into the larger Vietnam timeline.
HMP - Episode 4 - American Made Fools and Knaves
SPOILER ALERT: This is a post movie take on some of the more tin foil hatty aspects of the American Made Movie. Jason talks about the historical accuracy of the movie and then dives into the relationship between movies and conspiracy theories (and why that actually matters).
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Love the topic and the angle of movie review from a historical perspective! Very interesting shows so far, looking forward to more from you!
Really really good
Love the depth of the context you provide. Learned a ton. Just hope you find the time to make more.
What actually happened
For the average movie goer a 1-2 hour dramatized visual recounting of history is plenty. But for the movie buff who wants to dive deeper into a story, or more particularly the history behind a movie then you need to listen to this podcast.
Jason, unfolds a timeline of historical events to help keep Hollywood honest. From movies such as Dunkirk to The Post we are given a glimpse into the geopolitical climate at the time of the movies plot.
Listening to this podcast will give the listener a greater understanding of history as it actually happened. I highly recommend this to any history/movie buff who has the desire to take one step further into the plot of a film and uncover its origins.