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Sleeper Cell titles

by Critical Commons Manager

The tagline for the first two seasons of the Showtime series Sleeper Cell give away the show's post-9/11 conceit, simultaneously exploring with relative nuance the activities within a terrorist cell based in Los Angeles and provoking Americans' worst fears of terrorism:"Friends. Neighbors. Husbands. Terrorists;" then "Cities. Suburbs. Airports. Targets." The intercutting of the iconography of war, religion and Arabic language and culture with imaginary ideals of white suburban America offers painful justification of the Bush administration's policies in Iraq and the middle east.

Sleeper Cell title sequence crystallizes post-9/11 anxieties

The title design sequence of Sleeper Cell brings together multiple tropes of post-9/11 terrorism anxiety

from Sleeper Cell (2005)
Creator: Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris
Distributor: Showtime
Posted by Critical Commons Manager