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Title:
Fiddler on the roof
Author:
Jewison, Norman, 1926-
Edition:
40th anniversary [edition].
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2011]
Physical Description:
1 blu-ray disc (181 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Tevye is a poor milkman in czarist Russia, where he provides for three unmarried daughters and a sharp-tongued wife. Faced with mounting financial strain and growing anti-Semitism, Tevye strives to maintain balance despite the precarious nature of his situation.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.

Based on the stage play Fiddler on the roof, adapted from Sholom Aleichem.

Special features: audio commentary by director/producer Norman Jewison and actor Topol; Norman Jewison, filmmaker; Norman Jewison looks back; John Williams: creating a musical tradition; Songs of Fiddler on the roof; deleted song, 'Any day now'; Tevye's daughters; Set in reality: production design; storyboard-to-film comparison; Tevye's dream sequence (in full color with side-by-side comparison and an introduction by Norman Jewison); trailers, teasers and TV spots.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: G; Canadian Home Video rating: G.
Geographic Term:
Added Uniform Title:
Fiddler on the roof (Motion picture)
UPC:
883904232988
Format :
Blu-Ray

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Norman Jewison's adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical is set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka (the film was actually lensed in Yugoslavia). Israeli actor Topol repeats his London stage role as Tevye the milkman, whose equilibrium is constantly being challenged by his poverty, the prejudicial attitudes of non-Jews, and the romantic entanglements of his five daughters. Whenever the weight of the world becomes too much for him, Tevye carries on lengthy conversations with God, who does not answer but is at least more willing to listen than the milkman's remonstrative wife Golde. After arranging a marriage between his oldest daughter Tzeitel and wealthy butcher Lazar Wolf, Tevye is forced to do some quick rearranging when the girl falls in love with poor tailor Motel Kamzoil. Fancying himself more broad-minded than his gentile oppressors, Tevye cannot accept the notion that his other daughter Chava would want to marry Fyedka, a non-Jew. And after shouting the praises of "tradition," Tevye must change his tune-and his entire life-when he and his neighbors are forced out of Anatevka by the Czar's minions. Topol's co-stars include Norma Crane as Golde, Yiddish theater legend Molly Picon as Yente the matchmaker, and Leonard Frey as Motel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi