Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

This documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged form the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters. The film explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs--from Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding "terrorists"--along the way offering devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images, their development at key points in US history, and why they matter so much today.

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Andres G (br) wrote: A great idea for a movie developed in a witty script. Well done and with a decent cast.Perfect for being played also in the theaters or watched under the blanket at home.

Frances H (au) wrote: Really cute soccer movie with quite a few laughs.

william m (nl) wrote: Hard to follow at first, but comes together in a powerful way by the end.

Chani L (ru) wrote: I love this movie. Irish comedy - Anjelica Huston is a great actress.

Dustin G (ru) wrote: This is a pretty bad, very pointless movie that has one thing and one thing only going for it: The acting. A host of great performances from a host of great actors who, unfortunately, just don't have much to work with. It's not funny, it's not exciting or action packed, and it at times just plain doesn't make sense as I recall, but, despite only watching it a few days ago, the finer points are hazy as this is a film that will slip from memory like an eel on an ice rink. Goodbye Safe Men.

Collette M (fr) wrote: I'm actually not a huge fan of Henry James' work, but this movie was a well-acted and well done adaptation of his novel.

Luke H (fr) wrote: Asterix heads off to America to reclaim Getafix and then save his village. Just another day for the French Duo.

Tristan P (ru) wrote: Ineffective Canadian slasher flick that somehow manages to accomplish the near impossible task of making Michael Ironside not creepy or threatening. This appears to be one of those early 80s slasher films, like He Knows You're Alone and Happy Birthday to Me (just to name a couple) that doesn't want to actually be a slasher film. So it replaces bloody violence with a pseudo-style (think de Palma making a prime time soap opera) that is extremely off-putting. Skip this stinker and go watch SCANNERS again...

Patrick L (au) wrote: I believe Lucas is trying to forget he ever made this movie as much as I am trying to forget I watched it. Special effects for the time were advanced. Plot is pretty much non existent.

Erik W (ru) wrote: Regardless of all the negativity this film recieved, I found it quite enjoyable. Sure it's no classic like director Mark Robson's "Peyton Place" but it's very entertaining because of it's characters. It's probably not much different from regular people looking for fame but find out it's not all what it seems and end up falling addicted to drugs, alcohol and other nasty habits. All three leading ladies did a magnificent job in their roles but I have to say the real show-stealer for me was Patty Duke as Neely O'Hara. Duke did an excellent job at performing a girl who finds a rocky start in show business and eventually makes it to the top only to fall back down due to addiction to "Dolls" or pills and alcohol and relationship troubles. Barbara Parkins was great as well as Sharon Tate before her tragic death in 1969. The film is well shot by Mark Robson's regular cinematographer William H. Daniels. The great music was composed by Andre and Dory Previn and adapted and conducted by now film score veteran John Williams who recieved the film's sole Oscar Nomination. Don't pay attention to the reviews whether they be good or bad, see it for yourself.

Najd G (jp) wrote: Most action movies - including most of the Die Hard sequels - use coincidence as a plot commodity. On the other hand, you have the original Die Hard which only uses happenstance to thicken McClane's situation and never to alleviate it. And is Hans Gruber the most interesting villain in cinema? It's at least worth a debate.

Zoe S (ca) wrote: Taika, your genius is showing.

ahmad b (gb) wrote: Very imaginative movie, hopefully there it seqquel.

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