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Fiddler on the roof

Author: Norman JewisonJoseph SteinTopolNorma CraneLeonard FreyAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a village in Czarist Russia. With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the village, Tevye talks to God about his troubles. His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is as precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Sholem Aleichem
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Jewison; Joseph Stein; Topol; Norma Crane; Leonard Frey; Molly Picon; Paul Mann; Oswald Morris; Antony Gibbs; Robert Lawrence; Isaac Stern; Jerry Bock; Sheldon Harnick; Sholem Aleichem; John Williams; Mirisch Company.; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792850998 9780792850991
OCLC Number: 48094407
Language Note: In English with subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Based on the stage play by Joseph Stein, adapted from the stories of Sholem Aleichem ; music adapted and conducted by John Williams.
Special features: "Norman Jewison, filmmaker" documentary, audio commentary by Norman Jewison and Topol, never-before-available deleted song "Any day now", "Tevye's dream" in full color, stories of Sholom Aleichem and historical background read by Norman Jewison, and storyboard to film comparison.
Disc A contains feature film in widescreen format, Disc B contains special features.
Credits: Photography, Oswald Morris ; editors, Antony Gibbs, Robert Lawrence ; soloist, Isaac Stern ; music by Jerry Bock ; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.
Cast: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann.
Awards: Winner of 3 Academy Awards including Cinematography, 1971.
Target Audience: Rated G.
Description: 1 videodisc (179 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Titles: Fiddler on the roof (Motion picture)
Responsibility: the Mirisch Production Company presents a Norman Jewison film ; produced by Norman Jewison ; screenplay by Joseph Stein ; directed by Norman Jewison.

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Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a village in Czarist Russia. With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the village, Tevye talks to God about his troubles. His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is as precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof.

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