In this podcast we discuss David Mamet’s 2008 film Redbelt. This is a great movie, and a worthy addition to his long line of films that explore the moral and ethical problems that men face as they try to reconcile their personal creeds with the world’s corrupting influences. How we resolve this struggle will define what kind of man we are. Mamet instinctively understands the necessity of masculine virtus in a world characterized by shifting loyalties, fair-weather friends, and moral corruption; this makes him, in a sense, the most “virtuous” filmmaker today.
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Here is a trailer for Redbelt:
Read more on these subjects in my books Pantheon and Thirty-Seven.
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