The American Jewish Story Through Cinema

1 other format in stock!
Product Details
University of Texas Press
Publish Date
6.3 X 9.2 X 1.0 inches | 1.2 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
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.

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