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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Tombstone Talk: Unpacking the Legend of Wyatt Earp
July 11, 2024 - 83 min
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 West06:11 The Wild West Fascination 10:40 Tombstone, Arizona: A Melting Pot23:32 The Cowboys and the OK Corral37:33 The Aftermath of the Shootout37:35 Morgan and Virgil Earp's Fate39:09 Wyatt Earp's Vendetta Ride 42:12 The Legend of Wyatt Earp48:58 Character Analysis in 'Tombstone' 59:38 Historical Accuracy vs. Hollywood01:07:22 Memorable Lines and Final ThoughtsTranscript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/5kipO0evAzg 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.com Parthenon 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 - An Incredible Cool Factor
July 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/
The Legacy of AI (2001): Spielberg, Kubrick, and the Future of Humanity
July 4, 2024 - 78 min
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 Anxiety09:48 Kubrick and Spielberg's Collaboration11:46 The Creation of David21:40 David's Integration into the Family39:42 Kubrick vs. Spielberg: A Directorial Debate40:35 David's Quest for Humanity40:47 The Fleshfare and Its Symbolism44:46 Rouge City: A Critique45:27 David's Existential Crisis50:57 The Intended Ending: Kubrick's Vision51:47 The Philosophical Implications of AI53:15 The Role of Technology in Human Evolution58:41 The Final Act: David's Last Day01:07:23 Final Thoughts and Film Review01:11:27 John David Ebert's Work and PhilosophyTranscript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/7AQHwnjLNJO 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 - It is Going to Happen
July 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/
Shipwrecks and Sovereigns: A Legal Thriller
June 27, 2024 - 36 min
In this episode, Steve chats with Dov Preminger (pen name Dave Gerrard), discussing his legal thriller, 'The Law of the Sea.' They delve into the inspiration behind the book, the intricacies of maritime law, and the writing process. Dov also shares details about his latest techno thriller, 'Glyph.'  00:00 Introduction to Dov Preminger 00:17 Reason for a Pen Name 02:05 Synopsis of 'The Law of the Sea' 03:43 Inspiration and Research 20:14 Dov's Legal Background 25:18 The Reality of Legal Battles 29:12 New Novel 'Glyph' 31:08 Wrap-up and Where to Find the BooksTranscript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/7IpaW3QKt9FYou 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.com Parthenon 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 - Imagining the Big Case
June 24, 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/
SciFi and the Mindspin: Exploring Frank Saverio Kemper's House
June 20, 2024 - 82 min
Transcript URL: https://share.descript.com/view/4vWu8yt96VfIn this episode of Beyond the Big Screen, host Steve is joined by regular co-host and independent author Frank Saverio to delve into his latest sci-fi novel, Kemper's House. They explore various science fiction themes, including the implications of near light-speed travel and the concept of time dilation, drawing parallels with historical events. The discussion also covers the impacts of independent publishing and podcasting in creating diverse and niche content for audiences. http://franksaverio.net/00:00 Introduction to Frank Scalise and His Authoring Career00:38 Writing in Multiple Genres02:25 Overview of Kemper's House and sci-fi influences 22:02 Time Dilation and Travel 22:45 Challenges of First Contact51:44 Meta Discussion: Independent Writing and PodcastingYou can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: https://atozhistorypage.start.page www.beyondthebigscreen.comClick to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.com Parthenon 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 - The Myth of Linear Progress
June 17, 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/
Deciphering The Big Short: A Deep Dive into the 2008 Financial Crisis
June 13, 2024 - 81 min
Today’s episode provides an in-depth analysis of the 2015 film 'The Big Short', exploring its portrayal of the events leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. Steve and Mustache Chris discuss the movie's interpretation of key figures and financial mechanisms that played a critical role in the crisis, such as CDOs and the housing bubble, while comparing the film's narrative to the actual historical events and broader economic implications. Additionally, we touch on the moral questions and the consequences of the crash, alongside a critique of the banking and financial systems' roles in precipitating the crisis.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/3.0/00:00 Introduction to 'The Big Short' and the 2008 Financial Crisis00:40 Personal Connections to the 2008 Financial Crisis01:35 Deep Dive into Financial Literature and Its Relevance Today02:44 Exploring the Cast of 'The Big Short'04:39 The Evolution of Mortgages and the Housing Bubble16:24 The Rise of Quantitative Trading and Its Impact22:19 Understanding CDOs and the Mechanics of the 2008 Crash34:01 The Ethical Quandaries of Subprime Loans and Their Aftermath38:51 The Psychology of Economic Bubbles39:02 Pop Culture and Economic Mania39:41 The Stanley Cup Mania: A Case Study42:07 The Dark Side of CDOs and Financial Collapse44:30 The Role of Rating Agencies in the Financial Crisis51:08 Analyzing 'The Big Short': Movie vs. Reality53:39 The Aftermath and Ethical Considerations of Bailouts01:13:54 Final Thoughts on Economic Collapse and Cinema
Coming Soon - Free Market Capitalism Out the Window
June 10, 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.com  Click to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.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/
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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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