Reel War Project show

Reel War Project

Summary: Charles is a Purple-Heart veteran and long-time cinephile; Aaron is a critical rhetorician and Co-Host of The Alien Movie Project and together they are exploring the narrative, affective, and production politics of the most actiony of action movies: The War Movie. Three movies per batch, one batch episode comparing the three, “Dirt Maps” digging deeper into what we learned, listen in wherever you find your podcasts.

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 B1E1 Matewan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9459

This week on Reel War Project Charles and Aaron talk about pacifism in a war movie via John Sayles’ “Matewan.” Organizing! Folk tunes! Scabs! Poverty by design meets anti-violence activism; STAND UP (FRIENDS!) LET THE BOSSES KNOW. Follow on Spotify or where you get your podcasts https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B7E4 The Spectacle of Slaughter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4481

This week on Reel War Project Charles, Aaron Eli discuss Batch 7: The Spectacle of Slaughter. Does adding blood make a war movie more critical? Is having a cis-het-white-settler-soldier-hero enough to make an anti-war movie a kind of apologetic? What is the deal with bullets plinking into trays? Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B7E3 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8292

This week on Reel War Project Charles, Aaron Eli discuss Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldier of Benghazi. Anti-state patriotism as almost parody; is every bearded, muscled white guy wearing Oakley’s and carrying a gun just an American flag trying to get out? The answer, obviously, is MORE GUNS. Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B7E2 Siege of Jadotville | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8362

This week on Reel War Project Charles, Aaron Eli, our guest Biggs from Not Safe for Network discuss Netflix’s 2015 movie Siege of Jadotville. We talk about anti-US neoliberalism, non-aggressor war stories as imperial aesthetic, and making tropey movies as a small studio like Netflix. Oh! And door sounds. Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B7E1 Zulu | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8940

This week on Reel War Project Charles, Aaron and Eli kick off Batch 7 with a discussion of 1964’s Zulu. We explore the setter-white gaze, annoying pacifists, singing soldiers, and apologetic war story-telling (here’s a hint, don’t name the movie after the defeat). Oh, and SABATON. Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLab --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B6E4 Apocalypse How | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3793

This week in Batch 6 Episode 4: “Apocalypse How” Aaron and Charles re-visit batch 4 on borrowing war tropes, comparing Star Wars to Jarhead; we talk about the difference between being visible and being looked at; and we explore the thematic tensions between humanity and violence in Vietnam war cinema. Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 Dirt Maps Episode 3: Dr. Amanda Dawson on Apocalypse Now and Performing Imperialism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2615

On the third episode of Dirt Maps Aaron interviews Dr. Amanda Dawson about her article describing "performing imperialism" the "camera gun," and the intersections of storytelling, mediums like film and theater, and our notions of veterans and war. Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B6E3 Jarhead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12257

This week on Reel War Project Charles and Aaron talk about 2005's Jarhead. Textual winking in music, recruiting and then denying expectations, defeated masculinity, sequels nobody thought possible, "this is not Rambo time"! Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 Dirt Maps Episode 2: Full Metal [Straight] Jacket with Alex Biggs Small: the weaponization of madness? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1760

In the second episode of Dirt Maps for Reel War Project, Aaron and Biggs from A Cosmic Void discuss the meaning of the title Full Metal Jacket. Asylum vibes, the monstrification of insanity, institutional madness as a weapon of war, "Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! You're as welcome as can be!" Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs Check out Alex Biggs Small's podcasts Not Safe for Network and A Cosmic Void --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B6E2 Full Metal Jacket | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11495

This week on Reel War Project Charles and Aaron look at 1987’s iconic Full Metal Jacket. They talk about Post Traumatic Cinema, Hero Trauma Myths and the limits of parody. “Is that you John Wayne? Is this me?” “WHO SAID THAT!?!?!” Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 Dirt Maps Episode 1: Naomi Toth and Exceptional Men from Conrad to Coppola | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2484

This week on the first ever Dirt Maps, Aaron sits down with Dr. Naomi Toth to discuss her article comparing portrayals of Kurtz ‘Exceptional Men from Conrad to Coppola’. Heart of Darkness! Apocalypse Now! The language of exeptionalism as criticism. “The horror!”! Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B6E1 Apocalypse Now | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10654

This week Charles, Aaron and Eli talk about the banality of evil, performing imperialism, and the camera gun: “don’t look at the camera, this is for television!!”, it’s 1979’s Apocalypse Now. Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B5E4 Children of War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4224

This week Charles, Aaron and Eli discuss Batch 5: Children of War. We review Afropessimism, White Exceptionalism, sound politics, and the limits/potentials of bloodless/bloody anti-war movies. Do you have a Little Milius Dude inside you? Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B5E3 Red Dawn (1980) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8951

This week on Reel War Project Charles, Aaron and Eli extend their discussion on child soldiers by talking about triumphant war gothic, white settler exceptionalism, and the cola wars: it's "soda" not "pop!" Avenge me! We watched Red Dawn (1984)! Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

 B5E2 Beasts of No Nation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10774

This week on Reel War Project Charles, Aaron and Eli discuss 2015's Beasts of No Nation. Afro-Pessimism, White Exceptionalism, Child Soldiers, Positional story telling (and all associated cop-outs): what more could you want in a war podcast? Follow on Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or where you get your podcasts Listen to us on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/3nnK9FtFfGZD6HLSnaFWiU Send us an email reelwarproject@gmail.com Follow our network on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redwood_sound_labs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodSoundLabs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reelwarproject/message

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