Simon Heptinstall, Impressions of America, Reflections of America in 20th Century TV and Film
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In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Impressions of America podcast co-host, Simon Heptinstall. You may remember a couple weeks back we talked to another of the Impressions of America co-host, Vaughn Joy, about how American culture is reflected in Christmas films during the Cold War period. If you haven’t done so already, I strongly recommend that episode. 

Impressions of America is a podcast which looks at the wider subjects of culture, politics, and media that formed American life in the latter 20th century.

Today, specifically, Simon focuses on the representation, reflection and deconstruction of America during the second half of the 20th century through film and television. He shows us how, nestled within the TV shows and films of that time period, are reflections of the social, cultural and political events that shaped US history.

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TV and Film referred to in this episode:
Wanda Division
Modern Family
Forrest Gump
Fight Club
Truman Show
Independence Day
War of the Worlds
Catch Me if You Can

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