Writers: Jack G. Shaheen

  • Heidi Polk

    An interesting read, but different from what I had anticipated

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    This is a very interesting book, but it is more effective as source material than as a book that one can sit down and read... The actual general analysis that Shaheen makes is very small, limited only to the introductory chapter...the remainder of the book is a film encyclopedia, arranged alphabetically according to title... I did like the individual entries on movies I had actually seen, but didn't read every single entry throughout the remainder of the book - since it covers movies from the silent film era up to present day, it seemed like a bit of an arduous task to read about films I had never even heard of, let alone seen... However, I do recommend this book as Arabs in general remain one of the last major groups in Hollywood who are consistently stereotyped as murderous and dangerous 'others' to be avoided or killed off at every opportunity...this is obviously something that needs to change and I salute Shaheen for writing about it...

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