Persuasion 164 | Behind the Silver Display, with Alissa Wilkinson

Tales are highly effective autos for sharing values, feelings, data, and historical past. Everybody loves a great story! We thrive on tales nice and small, from the mundane to the epic. A lot of our cultural tales are handed alongside through the silver display screen, the place storytelling meets the artwork of presenting characters and sights and sounds in ways in which have an effect on us at our core. A great film is a shared narrative that beckons us to partake of it collectively, to study and expertise one thing as a collective. The silver display screen is each a mirror and a compass, exhibiting us who we’re and who we could possibly be on this world that’s formed by our shared experiences. However what occurs when there are some tales you don’t soak up with the remainder of society? What occurs when you’re the one one who hasn’t seen the film everyone seems to be raving about?

On this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson kick off a brand new sequence titled By no means Seen, exploring a group of key motion pictures that you just could be stunned to study have by no means been seen by your Persuasion hosts. To assist with the sequence launch, Vox.com film critic Alissa Wilkinson joins the dialog to assist body up the function motion pictures play in our lives and the facility these silver display screen tales can have upon us individually and collectively. Dialog touches on the disgrace that comes if you’ve missed a key movie, to the way in which our film selections are formed by these with energy within the trade, to the way in which older movies could make us cringe based mostly on in the present day’s requirements for equality and tolerance. Is it doable to catch up if you happen to’ve missed a whole period of tales? Is the lifetime of a movie critic as glamorous because it appears? Ought to we disgrace individuals who don’t watch the identical motion pictures we do? Pay attention in for dialogue on points like these, and proceed the dialog on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or within the CAPC members-only group on Fb.


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Alissa Wilkinson
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Twitter: @alissamarie

“Titanic is turning 20, but I just saw it for the first time. It blew my mind.” Vox

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