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Bridge of light : Yiddish film between two worlds

Author: J Hoberman
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by a film critic at "The Village Voice" since 1978, this book presents the history of Jewish Film. J Hoberman is the author of "Vulgar Modernism", which was nominated for the 1991 National  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Hoberman
ISBN: 156639404X 9781566394048
OCLC Number: 32855855
Notes: Originally published: New York : Museum of Modern Art : Schocken Books, ©1991.
Description: viii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Author's Note Introduction: A Brivele der Mamen 1. Wandering Stars 2. Romance in the Ghetto 3. "The Face of the Earth Will Change" 4. Nineteen-Nineteen 5. Out of Galicia 6. Miracles on the Vistula 7. Yiddish Modernism and Jewish Luck 8. The Prince of Second Avenue 9. Making It in America 10. Once Upon a Time in the Ukraine 11. The Polish Forest 12. The Theatre of the Future 13. Jews of Steel 14. The Faryidisht Film 15. Between Rusland and Daytshland 16. Shund 17. "We're on Our Way" 18. The Greening of Yiddish Film 19. The Cantor's Sons 20. On the Edge of the Abyss 21. Without a Home 22. Phantom Europe 23. Married to America 24. The Living Remnant Epilogue: A Post Yiddish Cinema Appendix A: Joseph Burstyn's Documentaries Appendix B: Partial Yiddish Talkies Appendix C: Recycled Yiddish Films Glossary Notes on Sources Selected Bibliography Photograph Credits Index
Responsibility: J. Hoberman.

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"Prodigiously researched and critically astute, this is a readable work of scholarship that takes a well-earned place as the most authoritative word on a very curious corner of film history." --Los Read more...

 
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