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America's Collective Fears: A Brief History of Hollywood Villains | HyperVocal

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Art and culture can go a long way in informing on history and the sentiments of a time period. Elliot Mandel and James Furbush at HyperVocal have drafted up an overview of how American movie villains reflect our country’s enemies throughout its history.

America’s collective unconscious has always been reflected and amplified by the portrayal of Hollywood villains. If you want to understand the big picture broad strokes of America, there’s no better place to look than Hollywood’s action genre fare.

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