Fiddler on the roof [videorecording] / The Mirisch Production Company presents a Norman Jewison film ; screenplay by Joseph Stein ; produced and directed by Norman Jewison
- Uniform Title:
- Fiddler on the roof (Motion picture)
- Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, ©2001, ©1971.
- Special ed.
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (179 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Topol, 1935-, Crane, Norma, 1931-1973, Frey, Leonard, 1938-1988, Picon, Molly, Mann, Paul, 1915-1985, Jewison, Norman, 1926-, Bock, Jerry, Robbins, Jerome, Stern, Isaac, 1920-2001, Stein, Joseph, Harnick, Sheldon, Mirisch Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc
- Language Note:
- In English with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
- 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 Notes:
- Rated G.
- Based on the stage play by Joseph Stein, adapted from the stories of Sholem Aleichem ; music adapted and conducted by John Williams.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Special features: "Norman Jewison, filmmaker" documentary, audio commentary by Norman Jewison and Topol, never-before-available deleted song "Any day now", "Tevye's dream" in full color, stories of Sholom Aleichem and historical background read by Norman Jewison, and storyboard to film comparison.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Photography, Oswald Morris ; editors, Antony Gibbs, Robert Lawrence ; soloist, Isaac Stern ; music by Jerry Bock ; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann.
- Technical Details:
- DVD ; widescreen ; Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack ; Region 1; NTSC.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Arts & Humanities copy: Purchased with funds from the Ash Family Libraries Endowment in Jewish Studies; 20067.
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