The American Jewish Story Through Cinema

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Product Details
Price
$63.25
Publisher
University of Texas Press
Publish Date
Pages
264
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.2 X 1.0 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780292744301

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About the Author

Eric A. Goldman is Adjunct Associate Professor of Cinema at Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. He is a film educator who lectures on Yiddish, Israeli, and Jewish cinema, and is founder and president of Ergo Media Inc., a video publishing company specializing in Jewish film. A former director of the Jewish Media Service, he is also the author of Visions, Images, and Dreams: Yiddish Film Past and Present.

Reviews
For those who don't often read academic criticism, this book may prove an enlightening way of rethinking how to experience a film. Goldman's style isn't too Ivory Tower as to not be inclusive, plus the stories of Jewish icons like Barbra Streisand and Jewish film producers are good and juicy.-- "The Times of Israel"
Goldman offers readers a superb, thought-provoking analysis tracing the metamorphosis of the image of the Jew as portrayed through 80 years of American cinema....Goldman paints a powerful portrait of the Jewish image by focusing his study on nine films that had a profound influence on the American public....A well-referenced, well-researched contribution to any film studies collection.-- "Library Journal" (8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM)
The aim of this comprehensive photograph-filled book is to show how films portray the American Jewish experience. This is a herculean task, for it needs not only a knowledge of films made over the decades but a mastery of American Jewish history, literature, sociology, politics and religion. But Eric A. Goldman has the all-encompassing grasp to tell this story, both on a broad canvas and in fascinating anecdotal portraits. This is a wonderful book for any lover of American films.-- "Hadassah Magazine" (8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM)
A fine addition to the field. . . . Goldman's film selections, primary sources, and pedagogical tools may very well provide the impetus to stir students' interest in the American Jewish experience.--Silvia Rode