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Norman Jewison

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Wednesday, May 4 2011

'Fiddler on the Roof' Asks: How Does One Cling to Personal Belief in the Wake of Change?

Fiddler on the Roof represents the Hollywood musical at its most astute. A terrific, light-hearted, but deep thinking dramedy filled with dazzling performances, and ponderous, insightful, even timeless themes.


Sunday, January 20 2008

In the Heat of the Night

Norman Jewison’s didactic film is a classic example of liberal guilt as entertainment.


Wednesday, December 10 2003

The Statement (2003)

The Statement is a rarity: a serious, politically-minded thriller.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Hurricane (1999)

There's a moment partway through The Hurricane that may cause you to catch your breath. It's a cramped shot, as are most of those showing Ruben Hurricane Carter (Denzel Washington) in his New Jersey State Prison cell.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Hurricane (1999)

Hurricane. One word, one name, one man. One man whom I - and probably most of my generation - had never heard prior to seeing The Hurricane. His name is remembered, however, by members of his generation, most notably, celebrities.


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