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The Resource The American Jewish story through cinema, by Eric A. Goldman

The American Jewish story through cinema, by Eric A. Goldman

Label
The American Jewish story through cinema
Title
The American Jewish story through cinema
Statement of responsibility
by Eric A. Goldman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Like the haggadah, the traditional "telling" of the story of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt that is read at the Passover seder, cinema offers a valuable text from which to gain an understanding of the social, political, and cultural realities of Jews in America. In an industry strongly influenced by Jewish filmmakers who made and continue to make the decisions as to which films are produced, the complex and evolving nature of the American Jewish condition has had considerable impact on American cinema and, in particular, on how Jews are reflected on the screen. This groundbreaking study analyzes select mainstream films from the beginning of the sound era to today to provide an understanding of the American Jewish experience over the last century. In the first half of the twentieth century, Hollywood's movie moguls, most of whom were Jewish, shied away from asserting a Jewish image on the screen for fear that they might be too closely identified with that representation. Over the next two decades, Jewish moviemakers became more comfortable with the concept of a Jewish hero and with an overpowered, yet heroic, Israel. In time, the Holocaust assumed center stage as the single event with the greatest effect on American Jewish identity. Recently, as American Jewish screenwriters, directors, and producers have become increasingly comfortable with their heritage, we are seeing an unprecedented number of movies that spotlight Jewish protagonists, experiences, and challenges."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldman, Eric A
Dewey number
791.43/6552
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.J46
LC item number
G48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish history, life, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews in motion pictures
  • Jews in the motion picture industry
Label
The American Jewish story through cinema, by Eric A. Goldman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a century of American Jewish life -- The jazz singer: out of the Jewish ghetto (the 1920s) -- Gentleman's agreement and Crossfire: films that took on anti-semitism in 1947 (the 1940s) -- The young lions: guaranteeing acceptance (the 1950s) -- The way we were and The prince of tides: Barbra Streisand and the evolving American Jewish woman (the 1970s and 1980s) -- Avalon and Liberty heights: the spirit of family -- remembering better (the 1990s) -- Everything is illuminated: a new direction in film -- Searching for a usable past (the twenty-first century)
Control code
800720409
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780292754690
Lccn
2012026734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)800720409
Label
The American Jewish story through cinema, by Eric A. Goldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a century of American Jewish life -- The jazz singer: out of the Jewish ghetto (the 1920s) -- Gentleman's agreement and Crossfire: films that took on anti-semitism in 1947 (the 1940s) -- The young lions: guaranteeing acceptance (the 1950s) -- The way we were and The prince of tides: Barbra Streisand and the evolving American Jewish woman (the 1970s and 1980s) -- Avalon and Liberty heights: the spirit of family -- remembering better (the 1990s) -- Everything is illuminated: a new direction in film -- Searching for a usable past (the twenty-first century)
Control code
800720409
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780292754690
Lccn
2012026734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)800720409

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