Ep 15 - Top Gun Maverick: Fast Planes, Amazing Cameras, and Heroic Masculinity
Sure, Top Gun Maverick is a near perfect summer blockbuster, but what moral lessons can we draw from it? We talk about the difficulty of forgiveness, the nature of teamwork, and Ben Pacini returns to sell us on heroic masculinity. We also get a glimpse behind the scenes from Brad Wilson of Keslow Camera, who provided the specialized gear to shoot the fighter jet footage in the film.
Our Ratings: Content: Terrestrial Artistic Merit: 5 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 3 apricots
Ben - What ‘Jesus Wept’ Means for Manhood by Richard Mouw; Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+)
Brad - SheHulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+)
Liz's quote from CS Lewis is from his essay "On Stories":
Val - Amazon Prime documentary on Val Kilmer
"The Case for Heroic Masculinity" by Ben Pacini
"What Does It Mean to Be ‘very Feminine’ in America Today?" by W. Bradford Wilcox, Jenet Jacob Erikson, and James McQuivey
The Gospel According to Top Gun - about the original movie
Top Gun: Maverick Takes Us On A Journey Toward A Heavenly Homeland - an analysis of the movie from a Catholic perspective
Top Gun/Star Wars meme:
Brad - Keslow Camera
Liz - lizbusby.com
Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney
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