Tuesday, July 26, 2011

One more interesting selection for Prof. Shaheen

TCM is showing the movie Five Graves to Cairo tonight at 8:00 PM. I blogged about it back in April 2010, and tonight's showing is part of the "Arab Images on Film" series that's been running all month long. The interesting thing about Five Graves to Cairo is that there are relatively few Arab characters. You've got a British Army officer (Franchot Tone), a whole bunch of Nazis, some Italian officers, a French love interest (Anne Baxter), and the one Arab who owns the run-down hotel where everybody ends up (played by Akim Tamiroff). I think there's rather less to stereotype here, and because of that, it will be interesting to see what the good professor has to say about the movie.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the "good professor" is a one-note bore searching desperately to find disrespected arabs, eeven though "arab" is a bygone term- even in lawrence of arabia; and did you know that popeye is anti-arab (even though his nemesis is bluto) and also bugs bunny; the guy is a bafoon who sold a fatuous bunch of PC good to some airhead suit at TCM