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American Jewish filmmakers

Author: David Desser; Lester D Friedman
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Sidney Lumet, and Paul Mazursky, all sons of East European Jews, remain among the most prominent contemporary American film directors. In this revised, updated second edition of American Jewish Filmmakers, David Desser and Lester D. Friedman demonstrate how the Jewish experience gives rise to an intimately linked series of issues in the films of these and other significant Jewish  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Desser; Lester D Friedman
ISBN: 0252071530 9780252071539
OCLC Number: 51838612
Description: x, 345 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Traditions of American Jewish art --
Woody Allen: the schlemiel as modern philosopher --
Mel Brooks: "farts will be heard" --
Sidney Lumet: the memory of guilt --
Paul Mazursky: the price of freedom --
Too much at home in America?
Responsibility: David Desser and Lester D. Friedman.
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Demonstrating how the Jewish experience gives rise to an intimately linked series of issues in Jewish filmmakers films, this trilogy presents the effects of the Holocaust linger. It focuses on the  Read more...

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