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Reel bad Arabs : how Hollywood vilifies a people

Author: Jack G Shaheen
Publisher: New York : Olive Branch Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this comprehensive study of nearly one thousand films, Shaheen documents the tendency to portray Muslim Arabs as Public Enemy #1-brutal, heartless, uncivilized Others bent on terrorizing civilized Westerners. Shaheen examines how and why such a stereotype has grown and spread in the film industry and what may be done to change Hollywood's defamation of Arabs.
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Genre/Form: Reference books (form)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack G Shaheen
ISBN: 1566563887 9781566563888
OCLC Number: 47002136
Description: viii, 574 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction ----
Part II. Reviewed films from A to Z ----
Appendices. A.K.A.: Alternate titles ; Best list ; Recommended films ; Worst list ; Cannon (Golan-Globus) Films ; Epithets directed at the film Arab ; Reel Arabia: Hollywood's Arab-land ; Silent shorts, travelogues, and documentaries ; Films for future review ; Glossary.
Responsibility: Jack G. Shaheen ; foreword by William Greider.

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In this comprehensive study of nearly one thousand films, Shaheen documents the tendency to portray Muslim Arabs as Public Enemy #1-brutal, heartless, uncivilized Others bent on terrorizing civilized Westerners. Shaheen examines how and why such a stereotype has grown and spread in the film industry and what may be done to change Hollywood's defamation of Arabs.
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