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The depiction of terrorists in blockbuster Hollywood films, 1980-2001 : an analytical study

Author: Helena Vanhala
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines how American foreign policy and economic interests influenced the portrayal of international terrorism in Hollywood blockbuster films from the time of the Iran hostage crisis to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Defines modern terrorism's relation to the U.S. and its news media and film industry. Part II covers depictions of terrorism during the waning Cold War"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helena Vanhala
ISBN: 9780786436620 078643662X
OCLC Number: 688559427
Description: x, 353 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: bringing the terrorist into frame --
Modern international terrorism. International terrorism and the news media ; International terrorism and the United States ; International terrorism and the Hollywood film industry --
The Hollywood terrorist and the Cold War. Red terror network. International terrorism in the Americas: "it's time to die" ; State-sponsored Middle Eastern terrorism --
The Hollywood terrorist after the Cold War. "Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker": from German Euroterrorists to heroes of the past ; Euroinvasion: madmen from Britain and Northern Ireland --
Hollywood's version of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism. Return of the one-dimensional evil Arab Muslim ; Return of the Communist threat: U.S. president takes on Russian Communist terrorists ; Predicting 9/11: power of belief --
Conclusion: patterns and themes of the Hollywood terrorist.
Responsibility: Helena Vanhala.

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