Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen

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Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen

Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen

Release Date: April 29, 2022

Year    :   2022
Slogan    :   «A richly detailed examination of the nuts and bolts of moviemaking, this celebration of Norman Jewison’s "Fiddler on the Roof," narrated by Jeff Goldblum, shows us how the beloved musical made its triumphant, hazardous journey to the screen.»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Adama Films
Director    :   Daniel Raim
Producers    :   Daniel Raim, Michael Sragow, Sasha Berman
Writers    :   Daniel Raim, Michael Sragow
RunTime    :   88 mins.

The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, the film Pauline Kael (The New Yorker) called "the most powerful movie musical ever made." Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, FIDDLER'S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison's quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim puts us in the director's chair and in Jewison's heart and mind, drawing on behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen stills as well as original interviews with Jewison, Topol (Tevye), composer John Williams, production designer Robert F. Boyle, film critic Kenneth Turan, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, and actresses Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, and Neva Small (Tevye’s daughters). The film explores how the experience of making Fiddler deepened Jewison as an artist and revived his soul.


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