There is a powerful effect of the cinema... it can
be used by the unscrupulous, to teach or reinforce the effect of hatred. Take a look at
this overview, and contemplate the conclusion drawn:"Never Trust a
Turk." Followed by a brief examination of Greeks and Armenians, in the way
Western cinema has chosen to depict them.
Moved from the MIDNIGHT EXPRESS page to
here, this excellent, comprehensive academic paper gets into every nook and cranny even
beyond the film... on a socio-historic basis... in a wonderfully eye-opening manner.
A quarter-century is much too long a period
to have passed since MIDNIGHT EXPRESS... anti-Turkish memories could be growing stale, and
the time had come for another theatrically-released Hollywood reminder. Yet another in the
long line of Armenian hate films, but this one had some clout. Whether it had an audience
was a different story.
ZORBA THE GREEK's filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis
created a passionate documentary regarding the partition of the island in 1974. How much
of it is history, and how much is propaganda?