- Singh, Michael.
- Valentino's ghost: images of Arabs/Muslims in the American mainstream media.
Oley, Pa.: Bullfrog films, 2011.
Lilly Library DVD 20879 Check availability @ Duke
Summary: Valentino's Ghost takes viewers on a chronological journey through more than a century of images of Muslims, Arabs and Islam in the U.S. media, from the early 20th-century fantasies of romantic sheiks to today's damaging stereotypes as evil fanatics. Through interviews with Robert Fisk, Niall Ferguson, and John Mearsheimer amongst others, the film shows the way in which the changing image of Arabs and Muslims has mirrored America's political agenda in the Middle East. Valentino's Ghost aims to sharpen viewers' media literacy and increase their skills in questioning media representations, especially those of minority groups and people with whom our government is in conflict. The film ends with a report of a few Hollywood films that have provided complex images and avoided ethnic stereotyping.--Container.
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
This documentary reveals the "persistent pattern of slanderous Arab stereotyping." Drawing from materials from the earliest silent movies to recent blockbusters, it shows images which show disturbing similarities to anti-Semitic and racist stereotypes and their "political resonance during key moments of conflict in U.S. history."
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- Semmerling, Tim Jon.
- "Evil" Arabs in American popular film : orientalist fear.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006.
Lilly Library PN1995.9.A68 S46 2006 Check availability @ Duke
Table of Contents: The exorcist : assault on American confidence (1973) -- Rollover : assault on the American economy (1981) -- Black Sunday: the loss of frontier heroism (1976) -- Three kings : assault on victory culture (1999) -- Rules of engagement : attack from the multicultural front (2000) -- CNN's America remembers : the "real" attack (2002) -- The South Park lesson and orientalist fear.
- Shaheen, Jack G.
- Guilty : Hollywood's verdict on Arabs after 9/11.
Northampton, Mass.: Olive Branch Press, 2008.
Lilly Library PN1995.9.A68 S52 2008 Check availability @ Duke
Table of Contents: The impact of 9/11 -- Reel negatives -- Reel positives -- TV's Arab-American bogeymen -- Real solutions -- Conclusions.
- Wassef, Magda.
- Panorama des arabischen Films 1954-2004 = Bānūrāmā al-sīnimā al-ʻArabīyah 1954-2004 = Panorama of Arab cinema 1954-2004 : Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt, Oktober 2004-April 2005.
Frankfurt am Main: Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt, 2004.
Lilly Library PN1993.5.A65 P36 2004
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