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The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema
Lawrence Baron, ed.

Brandeis University Press



Contents

Preface
• Abbreviations: DVD Rental and Purchase Sources
• Introduction: Wandering Views – Lawrence Baron
• ADVANCEMENT AND ANIMOSITY IN WESTERN EUROPE, 1874–1924
• One of Us? Contesting Disraeli’s Jewishness and Englishness in the Twentieth Century – Tony Kushner
• Representing the Past and Present in
The Life of Emile Zola – Nico Carpentier
• The Dreyfus Affair According to HBO – Lawrence Baron
• Renoir’s
La Grande Illusion and the “Jewish Question” –Maurice Samuels
• Bigotry, Manhood, and Moral Certitude in an Age of Individualism – Ellis Cashmore
• THE
SHTETL ON THE PRECIPICE: EASTERN EUROPE, 1881–1921
• Fiddling with Sholem Aleichem: A History of
Fiddler on the Roof – Stephen J. Whitfield
Yentl: From Yeshiva Boy to Syndrome – Pamela S. Nadell
• Redressing the Commissar: Thaw Cinema Revises Soviet Structuring Myths – Elena Monastireva-Ansdell
• Cinema as Site of Memory:
The Dybbuk and the Burden of Holocaust Commemoration – Zehavit Stern
• THE AMERICANIZATION OF THE JEWISH IMMIGRANT, 1880–1932
• From Hollywood to Hester Street: Ghetto Film, Melodrama, and the Image of the Assimilated Jew in
Hungry Hearts – Delia Caparoso Konzett
• The Right Film at the Right Time:
Hester Street as a Reflection of Its Era – Hasia Diner
• Cultural Erosion and the (Br)other at the Gateway of Sound Cinema – Joel Rosenberg
• Ethnic and Discursive Drag in Woody Allen’s
Zelig – Ruth D. Johnston
Uncle Moses: The First Artistic Yiddish Sound Film – Hannah Berliner Fischthal
• REVOLUTIONARY ALTERNATIVES: ZIONISM AND COMMUNISM, 1880–1932
• The Birth of a Language, or the Man Who Loved Hebrew – Yvonne Koslovsky Golan
• Zionism, Trauma, and New Identity:
They Were Ten Revisited – Eldad Kedem and Benjamin Ben-David
• Jews of Steel – J. Hoberman
• THE HOLOCAUST AND ITS REPERCUSSIONS
• Muffled Music – Lawrence Baron
• “There Has Never Been Anti-Semitism in Italy”:
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giacomo Lichtner
• “All Men Are Jews”: Tragic Transcendence in Kadár’s
The Shop on Main Street – Jeffrey Saperstein
• History, Memory, and Art in Louis Malle’s
Au revoir les enfants – Christopher Shorley
• A Reel Witness: Steven Spielberg’s
Schindler’s List – Frank Manchel
The Pianist and Its Contexts: Polanski’s Narration of Holocaust Evasion and Survival – Michael Stevenson
• A Hungarian Holocaust Saga:
Fateless – Catherine Portuges
• Filming the Text of Witness: Francesco Rosi’s
The Truce – Millicent Marcus
Our Children: Responding to the Holocaust – Ira Konigsberg
• “Teach Me Gold”: Pedagogy and Memory in
The Pawnbroker – Alan Rosen
• “What
Is the Way?” Finding Meaning and Purpose after the Holocaust – Asher Z. Milbauer
• ISRAEL’S HEROIC YEARS, 1947–67
• Filming the Israeli War of Independence – Ariel Feldestein
• Screening the Birth of a Nation:
Exodus Revisited – Yosefa Loshitzky
• Women, Zionism, and Persecution in Iraq: The Story of Herzlia Lokai and Her Imprisonment in Baghdad – Daphne Tsimhoni
• From Black to White: Changing Images of
Mizrahim in Israeli Cinema – Yaron Peleg
• ACCEPTANCE IN POSTWAR AMERICA, 1945–77
The Chosen: The Jew as Both American and Alien – Michael W. Rubinoff
• Jew and Not-Jew: Anti-Semitism and the Postwar Hollywood Social Problem Film –
Steven Alan Carr
• Southern Jewishness on Screen – Eliza R. L. McGraw
• Jewish Women and the Dilemmas of America’s Postwar Middle Class – Riv-Ellen Prell
• Of Lox and Columbus: Jewish and American Themes in
Goodbye, Columbus – Joellyn Wallen Zollman
• A Serious Film – Norbert Samuelson
• When Chippewa Falls Meets Manhattan – Sylvia Barack Fishman
• A DIVERSE DIASPORA
Like a Bride: The Chicken and the Egg – Elissa Rashkin
• The American Dream on St. Urbain Street: Richler’s Duddy Kravitz and Canadian Cinema – Scott Henderson
• Jewish Assimilation in Hungary, the Holocaust, and Epic Film: Reflections on Szabó’s
Sunshine – Susan Rubin Suleiman
• Burman's Ode to El Once Neighborhood:
The Lost Embrace – Tamara L. Falicov
• Sexuality, Orthodoxy, and Modernity in France: North African Jewish Immigrants in Karin Albou’s
La Petite Jérusalem – Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall
• CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI EXPERIENCES
Munich: A Bitter Fruit on the Olive Branch – Nigel Morris
• Dancing Solo in the Lebanese Mud – Ilan Avisar
• Beta Israel in the State of Israel – Lawrence Baron
• Love in Search of Belief, Belief in Search of Love – Shai Ginsburg
• The Arrangement:
Time of Favor – Yvonne Koslovsky-Golan
• CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN JEWISH IDENTITIES
• Jewish New York in
Crossing Delancey – David I. Grossvogel
Torch Song Trilogy: Gay and Jewish Foundations – Jonathan C. Friedman
• Against Tribalism: David Mamet’s
Homicide – Philip Hanson
• Self-Criticism in Public – David Kraemer
Keeping the Faith: A Multicultural Jazz Singer – Lawrence Baron
• Appendix: Alternate Films
• Contributor Biographies
• Image Credits
• Copyrights
• Index

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