Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

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Olive Branch Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Performing Arts - 574 pages
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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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Shaheen (mass communication, Southern Illinois Univ.; Arab and Muslim Stereotypes in American Popular Culture) has written a meticulous, passionate, and very articulate description of the persistent ... Read full review

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"Orientalism", or "Images of Arab Culture Depicted in Hollywood Movies"
We are compiling a collection of appx 1000 original Lobby Cards, 1930s-1980s,
which will highlight this very timely
compelling topic.
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Our Warehouse contains a vast collection of 150,000 CATALOGED Original Jumbo Lobby Cards, 1930s-1980s. The collection comes from a Regional Film Archive in Mexico that had serviced 20 theatres for a 50 year period. Representing 10,000-15,000 Classic and Cult Films seen in Mexico---from worldwide Cinema: US, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, Hong Kong, etc.
Mexico had seen more films, both domestic and foreign, than most metro areas in either the US or Europe.
The Mexican Lobby Card is filled with a very high density of original cinematic imagery, taken from the original Press Books which had been published for each film's release and international distribution. Photographs, drawings, illustrations, typography and ballyhoo decorate each lobby card. There are 8 different b&w still insets on 8 different lobby cards. Thus a Set of 8 Lobby Cards.
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3000 MX Titles
2000 EUR/FOR Titles
750 Sci-Fi/Horror/Monster Titles
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3000 different Lobby Cards from 3000 different Mexican Films, 1930s-1980s---for the Benson Library, University of Texas, Austin.
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The collection of "Orientalism", or "Images of Arab Culture Depicted in Hollywood Movies" will be sold intact to a University, Gallery, Institution or Individual.
Contact us for further information and price.
 

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Jack G. Shaheen is Professor of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

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