Dueling as a Film Trope: Pretty Much Pop #109 Considers The Last Duel and Its Genre



In view of the release of The last duel (which you didn’t need to watch), we’re talking about the duel metaphor in movies and TV. Mark and co-guest Dylan Casey of The Partially Examined Life join Cliff Mark, host of the Good in Theory podcast who wrote his political dissertation and 2018 essay on the history and logic of dueling.

Since we’re all philosophical podcasters on the subject (the podcast’s entertainment guest pulled out at the last minute), we bring philosophers like Hegel and Nietzsche as needed, the circle of moral attention (who gets moral standing and deserves it duel?), and of course relevant class and gender critiques. relevance.

We also touch swordsmen (By the way, directed by Ridley Scott for the first time, where The last duel is his latest work), swordsman And fencing (two films from 2016) The story of a knightAnd princess brideAnd DuneAnd HamiltonAnd BridgetonAnd the Karate Kid, and more.

For more information on the specter of fencing in politics, read about Justin Trudeau and Trump/Biden.

Some of the articles that fed our discussion (in addition to Cliff’s “What’s Offensive”) include:

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This episode includes an additional discussion that you can access through podcast support at patreon.com/prettymuchpop or by choosing a paid subscription through Apple Podcasts. This podcast is part of the partially screened Life Podcast Network.

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