Stereotype This! Debunking Hollywood's Italian Stereotypes and Myths Stereotype This!  Debunking Hollywood's Italian Stereotypes and Myths Stereotype This! Debunking Hollywood's Italian Stereotypes and Myths
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The Few, the Proud, the Positive

In contrast to the endlessly distorted images of Italian Americans, here are a few examples of positive films featuring complex, intelligent portrayals. Click on a title to see movie details.

Golden Boy (1939) They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
Teresa (1951) The Rose Tattoo (1955)
Full of Life (1956) Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Pay or Die (1960) Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
Serpico (1973) Matewan (1987)
The Lady in White (1988) Dominic and Eugene (1988)
Berkeley in the 60s (1990) Once Around (1990)
Lorenzo's Oil (1992) Mac (1993)
Two Bits (1995) Big Night (1996)
  Vendetta (1999)
The Bread My Sweet (2001) Ciao America (2002)
The Game of their Lives (2005) Uncle Nino (2005)
Ask the Dust (2006) Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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Presented by Bill Dal Cerro   Copyright 2001