Ep 320: Film & Freedom, with Silver Screen Biases

Summary – Film & Freedom, with Silver Screen Biases

In this episode, Doug Stuart is joined by the hosts of the Silver Screen Biases podcast, Jeff and Nelson. After explaining their process for picking which movies to cover and how they deal with spoiler alerts, the hosts of SSB move on to discuss a number of fascinating film topics with Doug: what is the difference between film and entertainment? Is there such a thing as a libertarian movie? How has the rise of streaming services impacted cinema and storytelling more broadly? For answers to these questions and many others, tune in to this exciting episode today.

In their own podcast, Jeff and Nelson sit down every two weeks to discuss a critically acclaimed movie and the truth claims made within it, as well as to wrestle with their own biases and analyze those of Hollywood. See additional resources if you want more from Silver Screen Biases.

Main Points of Discussion

00:00 Introduction
07:39 Dealing with spoiler alerts
08:47 Choosing movies
14:00 Film versus entertainment
17:45 What is the purpose of ratings?
22:22 Is there such a thing as a libertarian movie?
29:59 Movies versus miniseries
32:28 Book adaptations
35:18 Christians for Liberty Network plug
35:45 Creative liberties
41:39 What are the benefits of streaming services?
46:04 Lightning round


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