Tag: George Lucas

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #163: Listener Feedback

The Christian Humanists respond to listener emails. [0:00] An announcement from David Grubbs! [5:05] Why Christian Existentialism? [9:12] Kierkegaard and Christendom [17:41] John McAdams and academic freedom [27:09] More holy fools [30:15] Episode suggestions [35:43] John Adams insults / Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution. Also, Assassin’s Creed [39:58] The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (and Fuller…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #117: Return of the Jedi

General Introduction – Wrapped up in wires – How tall are we? – Listener feedback The Descent to the Underworld – Opening the third act – Katabasis – A gender-reversed Orpheus – What makes Danny’s daughter upset – A sign of Luke’s power Jabba the Hutt – Fat Brando – Edward Said has an aneurysm…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #116: The Empire Strikes Back

General Introduction – Danny’s first hosting stint! – Listener feedback – Analytic philosophy Background and Context – Why Lucas didn’t direct – The good student – How the movie was written – Keeping the actors in the dark I Am Your Father – What Hamill heard – Back to the monomyth – When did Lucas…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #115: A New Hope

General Introduction – Missing our cues – Listener feedback Our Histories with Star Wars – The anthropic principle – The mythology of childhood – The importance of the action figures – Video games and trading cards The Conception of the Film – Lucas’s scant filmography – THX-1138 and American Graffiti – Throwbacks and moral complexity…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #91: Dystopias

General Introduction – Being-towards-the-end-of-semester – Emmanuels far and near – Thanks, Theology Nerd Throwdown! – Chess update What is a Dystopia? – Topos – Utopias and dystopias – The great temptation – Distinctions Premodern Dystopias – No, not really – Pre-dystopian Thebes – Gods and ideologies – The role of technology – The Persia of…