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Uniform Title Fiddler on the roof (Motion picture)
Title Fiddler on the roof [videorecording] / the Mirisch Production Company presents ; a Norman Jewison film ; screenplay by Joseph Stein ; produced and directed by Norman Jewison.

Imprint Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    FID    Available
Edition 2-disc collector's ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (181 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Based on the stage play by Joseph Stein, adapted from the stories of Sholem Aleichem.
Special features, disc 1: Audio commentary by director/producer Norman Jewison and actor Topol. disc 2: Featurettes: John Williams: creating a musical tradition; Tevye's daughters; Set in reality production design; Songs of Fiddler on the roof; Historical background: read by Norman Jewison with photographs by Ann Weiss; Norman Jewison, filmmaker / National Film Board of Canada ; director, Douglas Jackson (1971; 49 min.); Norman Jewison looks back; Tevye's dream in full color; The stories of Sholom Aleichem, read by Norman Jewison. Deleted song, "Any day now"; Production design and storyboards; still gallery, trailers & tv spots.
Contents Disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
Credits Director of photography, Oswald Morris ; editors, Antony Gibbs, Robert Lawrence ; original choreography by Jerome Robbins ; adapted by Tom Abbott ; soloist, Isaac Stern ; music, Jerry Bock ; lyrics, Sheldon Harnick ; music adapted and conducted by John Williams.
Cast Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, Neva Small, Michael Glaser, Raymond Lovelock, Zvee Scooler, Louis Zorich.
Summary Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a village in Czarist Russia. With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the village, Tevye talks to God about his troubles. His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is as precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof.
Audience MPAA rating: G.
System Details DVD, NTSC; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Subject Ṭeṿye (Fictitious character : Sholem Aleichem) -- Drama.
Jews -- Ukraine -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Russia -- Drama
Genre/Form Feature films
Fiction films
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Jewison, Norman, 1926- Director.
Stein, Joseph Screenwriter.
Topol, 1935- Actor.
Crane, Norma, 1931-1973 Actor.
Frey, Leonard, 1938-1988. Actor.
Picon, Molly Actor.
Mann, Paul, 1915-1985 Actor.
Morris, Oswald, 1915-2014 Cinematographer.
Gibbs, Antony, 1925- Film editor.
Lawrence, Robert Film editor.
Stern, Isaac, 1920-2001. Performer.
Bock, Jerry Composer.
Harnick, Sheldon Lyricist.
Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
Williams, John, 1932- Conductor.
Mirisch Company
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
National Film Board of Canada
Added Title Norman Jewison, filmmaker.
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