Through the Lenses of Hollywood: depictions of Terrorism in American Movies

@inproceedings{Riegler2010ThroughTL,
  title={Through the Lenses of Hollywood: depictions of Terrorism in American Movies},
  author={Thomas Riegler},
  year={2010}
}
This article argues that Hollywood cinema has shaped, and sometimes distorted, the perception of terrorism since the late 1960s. It does so by discussing emblematic movies in a comparative way. The main thesis is that Hollywood never seriously tried to offer an accurate assessment of terrorism. Instead, it offered a mediated version that transcends reality and is firmly rooted in a pop culture framework. Nonetheless, since movies are, according to cinema theorist Siegfried Kracauer, a "mirror… CONTINUE READING