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Title: La figura dell’immigrato nel cinema statunitense
Authors: Sanfilippo, Matteo
Keywords: emigration;cinema;immigration;United States
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Centro Studi Emigrazione
Source: La figura dell’immigrato nel cinema statunitense, "Studi Emigrazione", 169 (2008), pp. 86-104
Rather early on in its history, the American film made an effort not
to offend the sensitivity of different immigrant groups because they
were, potentially, “audience”. This is true, at least, in regards to the
European immigrants, to the point that for roles with strong stereotypical
connotations, actors of a different origin were cast. This state of
affairs totally changed when the second and third generations
immigrants were able to carve out their own niche in the movie
industry. Not only, in fact, did they started looking with less suspicion
at the various groups, but they ended up recognizing that the true
barriers are not those deriving from ethnicity and race, but rather
those resulting from economical and social status.
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