Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

So sorry this post is late. I was enjoying Spring Break for most of March and didn't get a chance to share more Musicals reviews with you. Let's pretend it's still March. Here's another one of my favorites.

Main Characters
Tevye played by Topol
Golde played by Norma Crane
Motel played by Leonard Frey
Yente played by Molly Dicon

Directed by Norman Jewison

Run Time: 181 minutes
Reel Review Rating: 9

What was the movie about?
The movie was about a poor Jewish peasant, Tevye, and his family. In their Russian village, Tevye has to deal with the situation of his daughters getting married. The first marries a poor Jewish tailor (not what they hoped for). The second marries a learned man that breaks their traditions (not exactly ideal). And, the third marries a Russian soldier (much to the disappointment of the family). Tevye also has to deal with the hardships of having to move because the Russians are kicking him and his family out of his home because they are Jewish. There is also the strange appearance of a fiddler on a roof.

What I thought about the movie.
I thought the movie was great with amazing music. If you want an epic musical, this is the one to see. The movie may be long but it is very intriguing. 

What I learned about making films.
I learned that great songs as well as a good storyline make for a good movie. This will not be the case in my next review so stay tuned!

Why I think other kids should see this film.
I think other kids should see this movie because it is very informative. Also, it can test kids' attention span because it's a very long movie, but with great music. It's the kind of songs that stick in your head when you're in math class. I'm not sure if this is good or bad?


Kevin Sweeney said...

I LOVE this movie, the dream sequences, the joys of love, and the sorrow of the breakup of the town. A real tear jerker. I wonder what you thinkmthebfiddler on the roof symbolizes?
Mr. Sweeney

P.s Congrats again on your NED award.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jack,
Songs and math have proven to have a very close relationship, so head-singing in math class can only help! :)

Kim @ YOUR LEGO store!

Jack's Reel Reviews said...

Dear Kim @ MY LEGO store,

Sooo right!!!!

Jack's Reel Reviews said...

Mr. Sweeney,
I think fiddler on the roof represents the hardships of life - have you ever tried fiddling on a roof? It's hard!

Brandon Adams said...

Great film, Jackson. Looks like a lot went into that! What's your next adventure???
-Brandon @ The NED Show