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Fiddler on the roof

Author: Joseph SteinNorman JewisonTommy AbbottTopolNorma CraneAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]
Series: MGM classic musicals collection.; Decades collection, 1970s.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This musical, based on the stories of Shalom Aleichem, takes place in pre-revolutionary Russia and centers on the life of Tevye (Topol), a milkman who is trying to keep his family's traditions in place while marrying off his three older daughters. Yet, times are changing and the daughters want to make their own matches, breaking free of many of the constricting customs required of them by Judaism. In the background  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Musical
Adaptation
Film adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Sholem Aleichem
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Stein; Norman Jewison; Tommy Abbott; Topol; Norma Crane; Leonard Frey; Molly Picon; Paul Mann; Isaac Stern; Oswald Morris; Jerry Bock; Sheldon Harnick; John Williams; Sholem Aleichem; Arnold Perl; Mirisch Production Company.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 172895672
Language Note: English (Dolby 5.1), English (mono.), French (mono.) or Spanish (mono.) dialogue, optional Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.
Notes: "Based on the stageplay Fiddler on the roof [by Joseph Stein], adapted from Sholem Aleichem stories by special arrangement with Arnold Perl"--Opening credits.
"Produced on the New York stage by Harold Prince. Entire stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins"--Opening credits.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Credits: Director of photography, Oswald Morris ; music for stage play [and film], Jerry Bock ; lyrics for stage play [and film], Sheldon Harnick ; music adapted and conducted by John Williams ; original choreography, Jerome Robbins ; adapted for the screen, Tom Abbott ; costumes, Elizabeth Haffenden and Joan Bridge ; film editors, Antony Gibbs and Robert Lawrence ; associate producer Patrick Palmer.
Soloist, Isaac Stern.
Originally produced for the New York stage by Harold Prince ; entire stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins ; based on the stage play "Fiddler on the roof" ; adapted from Sholom Aleichem ; stories by special arrangement with Arnold Perl.
Cast: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann.
Awards: Nominated for eight Academy Awards in 1971. Received Academy Awards for Cinematography, Music, and Sound.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
Description: 1 videodisc (181 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mono, dual layer.
Series Title: MGM classic musicals collection.; Decades collection, 1970s.
Other Titles: Fiddler on the roof (Motion picture)
Responsibility: the Mirisch Production Company presents a Norman Jewison film ; screenplay by Joseph Stein ; produced and directed by Norman Jewison.

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This musical, based on the stories of Shalom Aleichem, takes place in pre-revolutionary Russia and centers on the life of Tevye (Topol), a milkman who is trying to keep his family's traditions in place while marrying off his three older daughters. Yet, times are changing and the daughters want to make their own matches, breaking free of many of the constricting customs required of them by Judaism. In the background of these events, Russia is on the brink of revolution and Jews are feeling increasingly unwelcome in their villages.

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