The propaganda power of “Saving Private Ryan” w/ Tom Secker – Ep 153
Fortress On A Hill (FOH) PodcastFebruary 18, 2024x
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The propaganda power of “Saving Private Ryan” w/ Tom Secker – Ep 153

ClandesTime host Tom Secker joins Henri to discuss the 1998 World War 2 film, “Saving Private Ryan.”  We spend ample time discussing that “horrific” opening scene and whether it’s as honest as Steven Spielberg would like it to be, as well as Spielberg’s tendency to sanitize and simplify so much of the combat.  We cover the actual history of that section of Omaha beach, as well as the true story of the four brothers who were the inspiration for the film’s plot.  Finally, we tackle the film’s religious themes and how this film serves WW2 cultural myths much more so than any factual account of WW2.

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