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Old 04-23-03, 01:07 PM
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DVDs with Arab villians

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The Siege
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Old 04-23-03, 01:26 PM
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That's too easy. Has there been a movie where an Arab wasn't a villian?
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Since this is really about movies with Arab villians, and doesn't have anything to do with the discs themselves, I'm moving this to Movie Talk.
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Originally posted by Doc Mardan
That's too easy. Has there been a movie where an Arab wasn't a villian?
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Doc, quit trying to hijack my thread. What are you Arab? The point of the post is that there aren't all that many movies with Arab villians. There are tons with German, Russian, American, English villians.
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Originally posted by Robert
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Tell me about it!!! What a travesty.

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This thread is bull****. If I started a "DVDs with Black villains" thread it'd be closed in five minutes. Is there any reason to have this thead other than start sh** up?
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Originally posted by Jamers
Doc, quit trying to hijack my thread. What are you Arab? The point of the post is that there aren't all that many movies with Arab villians. There are tons with German, Russian, American, English villians.
LOL. Great pun

While there may be more movies with other ethnicities as villains, you cannot deny that they're aren't many movies that feature Arabs in non-villain roles.
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Originally posted by Sierra Disc
This thread is bull****. If I started a "DVDs with Black villains" thread it'd be closed in five minutes. Is there any reason to have this thead other than start sh** up?
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Originally posted by Doc Mardan
That's too easy. Has there been a movie where an Arab wasn't a villian?
Here's some off the top of my head.

Die Hard 1,2,3
Lethal Weapon 1,2,3,4
Most of the Bon Flicks(Octopussy is the exception I think.)
Blade
The Matrix
Passenger 57
Commando
Batman, BR, BF, B&R
Pretty much all horror movies
Bad Boys
Pretty much all Westerns
Gladiator
The Professional
And that's all I can think of right now but I know there's a ton more.
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I think it was a rhetorical question, like one you don't answer.
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Originally posted by Tarantino
I think it was a rhetorical question, like one you don't answer.
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Pretty much every movie (at least action movies) has a villain of some sort. Doc, are you claiming that Arabs aren't getting fair representation as villains and as regular characters? I'm not sure I understand your point. To elaborate on my earlier point, I believe Arabs are rarely cast in the villain role for politically correct reasons. Not that I necessarily agree. I thought it might be interesting to list these kinds of movies. I'm not making any statement against a particular race, simply an observation.
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Originally posted by Jules Winfield
Here's some off the top of my head.

Die Hard 1,2,3
Lethal Weapon 1,2,3,4
Most of the Bon Flicks(Octopussy is the exception I think.)
Blade
The Matrix
Passenger 57
Commando
Batman, BR, BF, B&R
Pretty much all horror movies
Bad Boys
Pretty much all Westerns
Gladiator
The Professional
And that's all I can think of right now but I know there's a ton more.
I think you may have misunderstood me, or perhaps my statement was unclear.

Obviously, if we were looking at every movie every made, Arabs would constitute the villains in less than 00.1% of them. That's a no-brainer.

What I'm asking is, how often have you seen an Arab character in a movie that wasn't a villain?

Originally posted by Jamers
Doc, are you claiming that Arabs aren't getting fair representation as villains and as regular characters?

Yes.
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non-villian?
Lawrence of Arabia
Rambo 3?


villian? hmmm... can't think of anything... i think you already got covered most of them..


so, did i hit the right spot?
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oh... almost forgot...

Collateral damage... how bout that?
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back to the future

for only 10 second?

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OK wasn't their some good Arabs in The Mummy and Raiders of the Lost Arc? They had some villians in them too. Fair and balanced.
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Originally posted by BlackBeauty92
back to the future

for only 10 second?

Probably a couple of minutes and also a rather significant plot point (not their ethnicity but regarding whether Doc Brown lives or dies).

Isn't it significant that even for a comedy, the easy villains are Arabs, even when the ethnicity of these villains had no effect on the plot? They could have chosen many others. I'm not necessarily saying it's bad or good but, given our society, it has been easy to make Arabs into acceptable villains for audiences.
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I still don't understand what the point of this thread is, I'm with Sierra Disc.
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Bowling for Columbine (plenty of other ethnicities are villains in that too)

any of the 9/11 DVD's
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OK wasn't their some good Arabs in The Mummy and Raiders of the Lost Arc? They had some villians in them too. Fair and balanced.
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Originally posted by Doc Mardan
I think you may have misunderstood me, or perhaps my statement was unclear.
Your statement was very unclear. Oh, well, I named a whole bunch of movies anyways. It don't matter.

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