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A groundbreaking publication that dissects a slanderous historical past relationship from cinema's earliest days to modern Hollywood blockbusters that function machine-gun wielding and bomb-blowing "evil" Arabs
Award-winning movie authority Jack G. Shaheen, noting that basically local american citizens were extra relentlessly smeared at the silver display, painstakingly makes his case that "Arab" has remained Hollywood's shameless shorthand for "bad guy," lengthy after the motion picture has shifted its portrayal of different minority teams. during this entire examine of over a thousand movies, prepared alphabetically in such chapters as "Villains," "Sheikhs," "Cameos," and "Cliffhangers," Shaheen files the tendency to painting Muslim Arabs as Public Enemy #1--brutal, heartless, uncivilized Others bent on terrorizing civilized Westerners.
Shaheen examines how and why the sort of stereotype has grown and unfold within the movie and what might be performed to alter Hollywood's defamation of Arabs.
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