Psychology of 1917: Do Anti-War Films STILL Glorify War?


PSYCHOLOGY OF 1917: Do Anti-War Films STILL Glorify War?

Do anti-war films still glorify war? To take a deeper look, let’s analyze the psychology of 1917.

In this episode of Psych Cinema, we’re going to take a look at how cognitive dissonance plays a role in 1917.

Cognitive dissonance is the brain’s inability to synthesize or reconcile two opposing ideas. This element of cognitive dissonance in 1917 will be explored primarily in three key themes in the film: the dilemma of a mission, the dilemma of characters, and the dilemma of motive.

Tune in to hear Jonathan’s take on how 1917—and all war films—struggle with how to accurately portray the horrors of war while simultaneously creating a digestible cinematic experience for viewers.

Check out Jonathan’s analysis on the psychology of 1917 here:

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