Beyond the Big Screen
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Beyond the Big Screen

Steve Guerra
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!
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Unsung Heroes: The True Story of the NYPD’s Italian Squad
April 18, 2024 - 47 min
Transcript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/EjV6UEuWMJqToday, we explore the historic efforts of the NYPD's Italian squad in the early 20th century, as told by author Paul Moses in his book about the immigrant police force fighting the rise of the mafia. Alongside insights into the squad's formation, operations, and eventual disbandment, the episode explores broader themes of immigration, crime, and policing in New York City against the backdrop of evolving organized crime dynamics. The story uncovers personal narratives and societal challenges that resonate with current discussions on ethnic identity, civil liberties, and the complex relationship between communities and law enforcement.The Italian Squad: The True Story of the Immigrant Cops Who Fought the Rise of the Mafia by Paul Moseshttps://nyupress.org/9781479814190/the-italian-squad/You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media:https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Coming Soon - Pedal to the Metal Mafia
April 15, 2024 - 2 min
Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen!You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media:https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
An Immortal Classic: Highlander (1986)
April 11, 2024 - 61 min
Transcript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/u94IaRxR4TQIn this podcast episode, Frank and Steve discuss the 1986 film Highlander, exploring its premise of battling immortals and delving into its themes of immortality and humanity. They reminisce about the movie's initial release and its evolution into a cult classic, highlighting its stylistic direction, memorable soundtrack by Queen, and its lasting impact on fans and the genre. Additionally, the discussion touches on the movie's sequels, the potential for a remake, and the broader cultural significance of immortality in storytelling.You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media:https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Begin Transcript:
Coming Soon - Sponge Bob and Ultimate Evil
April 8, 2024 - 2 min
Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen!You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media:https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Sequels and Speculations: The Impact of Silence of the Lambs
April 4, 2024 - 51 min
Transcript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/v5iwzT0QyCWToday, we have an analysis of Silence of the Lambs (1991). We focus on the character dynamics, casting decisions, and its influence on the thriller and horror genres and future films. We dive into the complex interactions between Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter, critiquing the quality and thematic execution of subsequent franchise movies.#SilenceOfTheLambsAnalysis #HannibalLecter #JodieFosterVsJulianneMoore #IconicSerialKillers #ThrillerVsHorror #BehindTheScenesSilenceOfTheLambs #ClariceStarling #FilmAnalysisPodcast #SequelsAndSpeculations #CinemaEasterEggsYou can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media:https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Begin Transcript:
The Enduring Influence of Silence of the Lambs
April 2, 2024 - 49 min
Transcript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/eORqdIZ3yJvIn this episode of Beyond the Big Screen, hosts Mustache Chris and Frank delve into the classic film 'Silence of the Lambs,' exploring its legacy, the performances of Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, and the unique blend of crime and horror elements.  Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments section below!You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:  https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.com  Click to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.com www.beyondthebigscreen.com  Parthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.com  On Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/  Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  Begin Transcript:
Coming Soon - Nature vs Nurture
April 1, 2024 - 2 min
Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen!You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media:https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Who Reached North America First?
March 30, 2024 - 11 min
Have you ever wondered if there was a group to reach North America before Christopher Columbus? Find out more in today's bonus episode from another Parthenon podcast "History of North America." Join host Mark Vinet as he discusses the search for the first non-indigenous explorers to reach the North American continent prior to Christopher Columbus’ 1492 voyage.    If you like what you hear, subscribe to "History of North America" on Apple or Spotify and look for it on Parthenonpodcast.com
Beyond the Hunt: Unveiling the Art of Manhunter (1986)
March 28, 2024 - 84 min
Transcript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/DKZKsRPMH8PToday we join Mustache Chris and Frank to talk about the 1986 film Manhunter. They highlight its status as an underappreciated cult classic and being the first movie featuring Hannibal Lecter. They discuss the general lack of awareness about the film, delve into it’s the amazing cinematography and directing, and the notable cast. Is Manhunter too 80’s or just 80s enough?You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.comParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media:https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Begin Transcript:
Coming Soon - Guerrilla Tactics
March 25, 2024 - 3 min
Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen!You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.comClick to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comParthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.comOn Social Media:https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Meet Your Host
Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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