How the Italian Americans Are Stereotyped in The Film Industry?

How the Italian Americans Are Stereotyped in The Film Industry?

Stereotypes can be a widespread occurrence in the industry of film and television. They often highlight perceived characteristics of specific races when it comes to how they speak, act, look like, or even how they react in certain situations. Some familiar stereotypes are smart and strict Asians, kind-to-a-fault Canadians, and on occasion, overly-romantic and sensual Frenchmen.

Italian Americans in films

Similar to other cultures and races, there are also various
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The Sad and Gruelling Tale Behind The Lynching of Italian Americans

The Sad and Gruelling Tale Behind The Lynching of Italian Americans

The lynching of the Italian Americans was a sad tale in the history of the US, and everything began when 11 Italians in New Orleans were murdered brutally. The mob was triggered by being accused of killing a police chief. In the history of the United States, there has never been a single mass lynching that has resulted in as many casualties. 

The Tale

The Sicilian peasants during the mid-19th
century left […]

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Saving Bites of History for The Future – The Italian American Museum

Saving Bites of History for The Future – The Italian American Museum

Dedicated to maintain and preserve the rich history of Italian immigrants, the Italian American Museum was once located in the former “Banca Stabile”, is a building closely tied to the past of Little Italy’s community. Having outgrown the old building of “Banca Stabile”, the Italian American Museum is now in the process of moving into its new home. The museum, who purchased the “Banca Stabile” building in 2008, sold it […]

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The True Italian American Lifestyle According to The Sopranos

The True Italian American Lifestyle According to The Sopranos

Television is in the heart of every city in America. Most of the information that is seen on television dramas and shows are spun to cater to the audience. While many of the facts that are covered on the shows might not be accurate, there is something that you can learn from these shows. The Italian American population in America drove
television producers to cater to the growing audience. As an […]

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Famous Italian-American Sportsmen – Part 3

Famous Italian-American Sportsmen – Part 3

Our concluding part of unearthing the greatest Italian-American sportsmen and sportswomen that there has ever been once again looks into the careers of some of America’s best athletes. Already we have seen names such as Joe DiMaggio, Joe Montana and Rocky Marciano. And in this blog we talk about Tony Esposito, Mike Piazza and Lou Ferrigno.
Lou Ferrigno
Lou Ferrigno is probably more famous for playing the Incredible Hulk, but in Ferrigno’s […]

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Famous Italian-American Sportsmen – Part 2

Famous Italian-American Sportsmen – Part 2

The second part of our blog to unearth some of the greatest Italian-American sporting personalities focuses on more great athletes who have shook America with their sporting prowess. In part one we touched on some famous names from the past; Joe DiMaggio, Joe Montana and the great Rocky Marciano. In this blog we start with the world of motor racing and Mario Andretti.
Mario Andretti
One of the greatest Italian-born Americans to […]

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Famous Italian-American Sportsmen – Part 1

Famous Italian-American Sportsmen – Part 1

There is a long tradition of Italian-American sportsmen in all avenues of American sport. And the peculiar thing about this is that most of the sports they achieved success in are not particularly that popular in Italy. In fact, some sports such as baseball are not even played in Italy.
But the fact is most of these sportsmen and sportswomen are second and third generation Italian-Americans and not new immigrants from […]

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Famous Italian American Film Directors – Part 2

Famous Italian American Film Directors – Part 2

In part one of our blog to look at some of the very best Italian-American film directors that America has ever seen we delved into the lives of Francis Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. And in this blog we start our Italian-American blog with the daughter of Francis Coppola, Sofia Coppola.
Sofia Coppola
Being the daughter of one of the world’s most famous film directors does not necessarily mean that you […]

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Famous Italian American Film Directors – Part 1

Famous Italian American Film Directors – Part 1

Hollywood is the world center for the film industry, just the mention of the name conjures up images of movie stars, directors and epic films. But without Italian-American intervention, the American film industry may have never reached the heights that it has. This is definitely true of Italian-American actors but also of the great Italian-American directors that have made some of the best films that have ever been produced in […]

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The History of the Italian Roots of the New York Police Department – Part 2

The History of the Italian Roots of the New York Police Department – Part 2

Part one of our blog about the history of the roots of the Italian immigrants on the New York City Police Department finished with high tensions between the two parties. A program was being put into place to rectify the situation which was to enroll more Italians into the police force and the justice system as a whole. This faced strong opposition from many Irish Americans within the police force […]

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