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Title The modern Jewish experience in world cinema / Lawrence Baron, editor.
Published Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University Press, c2011.
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 Floor4  PN1995.9.J46 M54 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 442 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Note An imprint of University of New England.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Advancement and animosity in Western Europe, 1874-1924 : One of us? Contesting Disraeli's Jewishness and Englishness in the twentieth century / Tony Kushner -- Representing the past and present in The life of Emile Zola / Nico Carpentier -- The Dreyfus affair according to HBO / Lawrence Baron -- Renoir's The grand illusion and the "Jewish question" / Maurice Samuels -- Chariots of fire : bigotry, manhood, and moral certitude in an age of individualism / Ellis Cashmore -- II. The Shtetl on the precipice, Eastern Europe, 1881-1921 : Fiddling with Sholem Aleichem : a history of Fiddler on the roof / Stephen J. Whitfield -- Yentl : from Yeshiva boy to syndrome / Pamela S. Nadell -- Redressing the commisar : thaw cinema revises Soviet structuring myths / Elena Monastireva-Ansdell -- Cinema as site of memory : The Dybbuk and the burden of the Holocaust commemoration / Zehavit Stern -- III. The Americanization of the Jewish immigrant, 1880-1932 : From Hollywood to Hester Street : ghetto film, melodrama, and the image of the assimilated Jew in Hungry hearts / Delia Caparoso Konzett -- The right film at the right time : Hester Street as a reflection of its era / Hasia Diner -- Cultural erosion and the (Br)other at the gateway of sound cinema / Joel Rosenberg -- Ethnic and discursive drag in Woody Allen's Zelig / Ruth D. Johnston -- Uncle Moses : the first artistic Yiddish sound film / Hannah Berliner Fischthal -- IV. Revolutionary alternatives, zionism and communism, 1880-1932 : The birth of a language, or the man who loved Hebrew / Yvonne Kozlovsky Golan -- They were ten revisited : zionism, trauma, and new identity / Eldad Kedem, Benjamin Ben-David -- Jews of steel / J. Hoberman -- V. The Holocaust and its repercussions : Muffled music / Lawrence Baron -- "In Italy there has never been anti-semitism" : The garden of the Finzi-Continis / Giacomo Lichtner -- "All men are Jews" : tragic transcendence in Kadár's The shop on Main Street / Jeffrey Saperstein -- History, memory, and art in Louis Malle's Au revoir le enfants / Christopher Shorley -- A reel witness : Steven Spielberg's representation of the Holocaust in Schindler's list / Frank Manchel -- The pianist and its contexts : Polanski's narration of Holocaust evasion and survival / Michael Stevenson -- A Hungarian Holocaust saga : fateless / Catherine Portuges -- Filming the text of witness : Francesco Rosi's The truce / Millicent Marcus -- Our children : responding to the Holocaust / Ira Konigsberg -- "Teach me gold" : pedagogy and memory in The pawnbroker / Alan Rosen -- "What is the way?" Finding meaning and purpose after the Holocaust / Asher Z. Milbauer.
VI. Israel's heroic years, 1947-1967 : Filming the Israeli War of Independence / Ariel L. Feldestein -- Screening the birth of a nation : Exodus revisited / Yosefa Loshitzky -- Feminism, zionism, and persecution in Iraq : the story of Herzliya Lokai and her imprisonment in the Baghdad Women's Jail / Daphen Tsimhoni -- From black to white : changing images of Mizrahim in Israeli cinema / Yaron Peleg -- VII. Acceptance in postwar America, 1945-1977 : The chosen : the Jew as both American and alien / Michael W. Rubinoff -- Jew and not-Jew : Antisemitism and the postwar Hollywood social problem film / Steven Alan Carr -- Southern Jewishness on screen / Eliza R.L. McGraw -- Jewish women and the dilemmas of America's postwar middle class / Riv-Ellen Prell -- Of lox and Columbus : Jewish and American themes in Goodbye, Columbus / Joellyn Wallen Zollman -- A serious film / Norbert Samuelson -- When Chippewa Falls meets Manhattan / Sylvia Barack Fishman -- VIII. A diverse diaspora : Like a bride : the chicken and the egg / Elissa Rashkin -- The American dream on St. Urbain Street : Richler's Duddy Kravitz and Canadian cinema / Scott Henderson -- Jewish assimilation in Hungary, the Holocaust, and epic film : reflections on Szabo's Sunshine / Susan Rubin Suleiman -- Burman's ode to El Once Neighborhood : The lost embrace / Tamara L. Falicov -- Sexuality, orthodoxy, and modernity in France : North African Jewish immigrants in Karin Albou's La petite Jérusalem / Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall -- IX. Contemporary Israeli experiences : Munich : a bitter fruit on the olive branch / Nigel Morris -- Dancing solo in the Lebanese mud / Ilan Avisar -- Beta Israel in the state of Israel / Lawrence Baron -- Love in search of belief, belief in search of love / Shai Ginsburg -- The arrangement : Time of favor / Yvonne Kozlovsky Golan -- X. Contemporary American Jewish identities : Jewish New York in Crossing Delancey / David I. Grossvogel -- Torch song trilogy : gay and Jewish foundations / Jonathan C. Friedman -- Against tribalism : David Mamet's homicide / Philip Hanson -- Self-criticism in public / David Kraemer -- Keeping the faith : a multicultural Jazz singer / Lawrence Barton.
Summary Most people have seen Exodus, Fiddler on the Rood, Yentl, and Schindler's List- well-known films with obvious Jewish subjects. But the Jewish experience in film is far richer than this. Over the past century, Jewish-themed films have emerged from the Americas, Europe, Israel, and North Africa. This remarkable anthology brings together 54 new and classic essays by 49 scholars in 8 countries to analyze the Jewish prescence in world cinema.
Subject Jews in motion pictures.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in motion pictures.
Israel -- In motion pictures.
Related Names Baron, Lawrence.
ISBN 9781611682083 (cloth : alk. paper)
1611682088 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781611681994 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1611681995 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 712117825