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The 50 Greatest Jewish Movies: A Critic's Ranking of the Very Best

Bernheimer, Kathryn

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ISBN 10: 1559724579 / ISBN 13: 9781559724579
Published by Birch Lane Pr, Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1998
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Title: The 50 Greatest Jewish Movies: A Critic's ...

Publisher: Birch Lane Pr, Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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A fascinating guided journey though film history furnishes an insightful analysis of the movies that best reflect the wide range of the Jewish experience, including in-depth essays, movie stills, and biographical and historical information.

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Bernheimer defines a Jewish film as one that "examines an aspect of the Jewish experience and features at least one clearly defined Jewish central character." And what makes a Jewish film great in Bern-heimer's book depends on the taste of the selector and the availability of the film on video. Another prequisite of greatness on her list is proximity to Hollywood; one will not find foreign films (e.g., de Sica's Garden of the Finzi-Contini). Thus, the type of films selected are predictable, less so the rankings (number 1 is The Chosen, number 2, Fiddler on the Roof, 3, Schindler's List, and 50, who would guess, Marjorie Morningstar). What we have here is a nice little exercise that has produced a useful little video guide to Jewish films, with detailed descriptions of each film that incorporates information on its social and cultural backgrounds. Good programming resource. Bonnie Smothers

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