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Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film
edited by Matthew Bernstein and Gaylyn Studlar
Rutgers University Press, 1997
eISBN: 978-0-8135-6014-4 | Paper: 978-0-8135-2295-1 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-2294-4
Library of Congress Classification PN1995.9.E95V57 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.436325


The Sheik. Pépé le Moko. Casablanca. Aladdin. Some of the most popular and frequently discussed titles in movie history are imbued with orientalism, the politically-charged way in which western artists have represented gender, race, and ethnicity in the cultures of North Africa and Asia. This is the first anthology to address and highlight orientalism in film from pre-cinema fascinations with Egyptian culture through the "Whole New World" of Aladdin. Eleven illuminating and well-illustrated essays utilize the insights of interdisciplinary cultural studies, psychoanalysis, feminism, and genre criticism. Other films discussed includeThe Letter, Caesar and Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, Indochine, and several films of France's cinéma colonial.

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