50 minutes | Mar 22nd 2020

Episode 8 - Realism and Romanticism in War: 1917 and The Red Badge of Courage

In this episode, Sam, Jace, and Preston discuss the 2019 Oscar-Award-winning film 1917 (directed by Sam Mendes) and the 1895 American Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. They discuss both works in relation to the Romantic and Realism literary periods and philosophies related to those movements, the romantic and realistic elements of both works, and how both the film and the movie address the issue of honoring those who fought and died in WWI and the American Civil War.

(SPOILERS FOR 1917 and warning for descriptions of war scenes in both works)

Intro music: www.bensounds.com

Outro music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0CXa69GMp4&feature=youtu.be

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