American Jewish Films: The Search for Identity by Lawrence J. Epstein

By Lawrence J. Epstein

this can be a thematic survey of yank motion pictures with major Jewish content material that made a major assertion approximately the USA. either widely used and lesser recognized motion pictures are integrated. An advent discusses why American Jews have been drawn to movies as audiences, performers and company humans, and evaluates how motion pictures support audiences take into consideration their lives. The publication then specializes in subject matters and consultant and significant motion pictures, putting them of their cultural contexts. one of many facets of yankee Jewish lifestyles introduced out via the flicks more often than not is the tensions among an American and a Jewish identification and among a Jewish identification and a broader human identification. different issues are assimilation and acculturation, interfaith kinfolk, Israel, marriage and relatives kin, the function of girls, Jews and American politics, and anti–Semitism together with the Holocaust.

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