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September 20, 1968 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-09-20

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`The Fixer' to Join 7. evye' and 'The Dybbule
on Movie Screen Durin
g
Coming Year

BY HERBERT G. LUFT

,

Happy New Year Wishes

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LANDAU

Kosher Meats and Poultry

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New Year Best Wishes

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PACKING CO.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Standard Service

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Holiday Greetings

By ASHER MIBASHAN
has it made a statement regard-
ing DAIA's complaint about
(Copyright 1968, JTA Inc.)
' BUENOS AIRES—In many im- tombstone desecrations in the Jew-
"Black Hundreds" dedicated to portant institutions in Buenos Aires ish cemetery of Linters.
an intensification of activities was
the persecution of all Jews.
The schizophrenic dialectic ex-
this past year. The greatest ertions the leftist intellectuals of
"Tevye and His Seven Daugh- noted
South
American
Jewish
social
and
Jewish origin here display, in
ters," based on stories by Sholom
Sociedad Hebraica order to stay "on the beam," are
Aleichem, is another motion sports club,
with some 25,000 mem- astonishing. In fact some of them
picture dealing with the ghetto Argentina,
bers, inaugurated a modern, $600,-
Jews living within the Pale of 000 theater with a capacity for 900 have begun to feel the stress of
it all and are looking for some
Settlement of Czarist Russia. spectators.
compromise to silence their double
While "The Fixer" has under-
stones of a tragedy of antiquity,
Jewish life in Argentina has been loyalty conflict to "the party" and
"Tevye" is a tragi-comic series enjoying an organizational and in- what remains of their own Jewish
conscience.
of vignettes depicting the humor, stitutional boom.

of history that their own film
directors — Eisenstein, Pudovkin
and Dovehenko—have assailed and

(Copyright 1968, JTA, Inc.)

HOLLYWOOD— The New Year
will present to the movie-going
audience of America a series of
films dealing with the image of '
the Eastern European Jew of the
late 19th Century emerging from
the confines of the ghetto to uni-
versal validity.
Foremost in scope is Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer's multimillion-dol-
lar filmization of Bernard Mala-
mud's 1967 Pulitzer-Prize-winning
novel, "The Fixer," a Hollywood
Motion picture in its entirety
photographed• on location in Hun-
gary, both in the studios of Mafilm
and throughout the twin-city of
Budapest.
Producer Edward Lewis told me
that he was seeking a fitting lo-
cale for the filming in Russia. The
Soviets would not have minded
lending their studios and facilities
to depict an episode from a period

ridiculed so often. The mere fact
that in "The Fixer," Yakov Bok,
a Jewish handyman is wrongly ac-
cused of killing a Christian boy
for ritual purposes, can only en-
hance the prestige of Russian
authorities of today who would not
stand for any overt anti-Semitism
and do not nurse old-fashioned
religious hatreds based on hear-
heartbreak, pain and grandeur
say and superstition.
of village life, with self-inflicted
Yet Kiev, the principal locale of
jibes and double-edged slaps at
"The Fixer," was almost destroyed
the oppressors to exact subtle
during World War II and, when re-
vengeance and , produce an in-
built, much of the original charac-
ward consolation.
ter of its medieval streets and
The filmization goes back to the
buildings were smothered in con-
original
series of short stories by
temporary architectural ideas.
the
master raconteur of .the past,
In the Buda Hills, which I
visited last month during a brief with a screenplay by Haim Hefer
stay in Hungary, Ed Lewis and and Menahem Golan, the latter
his director John Frankenheimer who is also producer of the Israeli
found a section overlooking the film, made in conjunction with
Danube and the plain of Pest, a Arthur Brauner's Central Cinema
quaint section of the old city that Corp. of Berlin.
Shmuel Rodensky, who portrayed
has been preserved by the Hun-
garian government, or recon- Tevye in the original "Fiddler"
structed with painstaking au- production in Tel Aviv and now
thenticity, f r o m cobblestone stars in the same role with a
German company in Hamburg,
roads to the gas street lamps.
Added to the sites within the plays once more the central
city were villages nearby such as character in the non-musical ver-
the tiny community of Makad sion for which a new background
where a synagogue of the peribd score was written by Dov Seltzer.
From Israel is Judith Soleh,. who
was built by the motion picture
company as background for a most recently was in Hollywood as
one
of the finalists in the "Star
festival sequence. At another
occasion, an outdoor market was of Tomorrow" • contest.
• .*
recreated with Jewish peddlers
"The Dybbulc," another co-pro-
and shopkeepers for the scene of
duction between .Germany and
a raid by Czarist Cossacks.
British actor Alan Bates essays Israel, goes further back in time
the central role of Yakov Bok, an and space to the ghettos of the
uneducated fixer who had never late 17th Century Eastern Europe,
to the mysticism of the Kabbala 1
before wandered beyond the con-
when worship became ecstatic and
fines of his "shtetl." Bok, es-
tranged from his faith and heri- music and dancing were brought
into
the synagogue by the Hasidic,
tage, bitter against his runaway
wife Raisl (Carol White) asked life-loving congregation.
"The Dybbuk," in which the ex-
nothing from life but to be left
alone. Dirk Bogarde, another star corcism of evil spirits becomes the
focal
-point of the ritual, has been
from England, portrays Bibikov,
the honest lawyer who makes it used most recently for the Ameri-
his goal in life to prove Bok's can drama, "The 10th Man".

Greetings an New Year's

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ing with the Six-Day War of last
year. But there are quite a few
Israeli co-productions on the very
same theme completed.

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Friends A Happy New Year

Office and Factory Forms

Established 1915
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Florsheim for Men and Women

In 1968 there was a lot of anti
Semitic activity in Argentina or at
least it was more visible. As yet
to DAIA (the central Jewish ,
the government has not replied
resentative hotly) about the ex-
tensive sale of hate literature in
the streets of Buenos Aires, nor

16111 W. 7 Mile Rd.

4 Blocks N. of Grand Blvd.

SHAPIRO BROTHERS

Lately, Jewish youth activities
have enjoyed particular attention
of the AMIA, and many scholar-
ships have been given to stu-
dents, writers and artists who
wish to spend a term id Israel.

Commercial and Office Stationery

at Ferguson

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New Year Best Wishes

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PIZZERIA

4500 Stecker, in Dearborn

Smith-Nager
Glass Corp.

No American motion pictures
were made or are planned deal-

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West Detroit Glass
Company

The Buenos Aires kehilla, Asso- THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
ciacion MutualIsraelita Argentina
Friday, September 20, 1968—S3
(AMIA), has dohe significant work
during the curint year in the cul-
tural, educat • nal, social and re-
Happy New Year
ligious fields
has begun im-
plementing ne initiatives.
The
The keynote of this year's activ-
ity was Israel's 20th anniversary.
The AMIA showed earnest solidar-
2929 Maxwell, Detroit
ity with Israel, not only in the
921-3155
form of effective aid but also in its
efforts to reach the - sectors
estranged from community life and
Israel.
NEW YEAR GREETING
The Buenos Aires Jewish com-
munity—soon to celebrate its 75th
Sam's Carpet and
anniversary—succeeded in consol-
Furniture Cleaning
idating its economic situation and
fiinancial stability. The expansion
18011 Hubbell
of its activities led it to increase
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its budget from about $2,600,000
yearly to $3,400,000 this year. Edu-
cational work alone costs about
$800,000, social aid $150,000, while
Best Wishes to All
cultural activities represent some
On the New Year
$100,000.

The current motion picture, a
modern interpretation of the
fantastic legend, tells us a
Romeo-and-Juliet variation with-
in the setting of the macabre
created by the classic author S.
Ansky.

innocence. Hugh Griffith is Lebe-
dev, member of the dreaded

WELDING ENGINEERS

Argentine Jewry M eets:Its Issues •

NEW YEAR GREETINGS

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MGF. CO .

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WO 2-3444

CLAWSON CONCRETE COMPANY

SUBSIDIARY OF EDW. C. LEVY CO.

Wishes

THE JEWISII COMMUNITY

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Brady

Waste Material Co.

1533 MACK

New Year Greetings to All
Our Friends and Patrons

Mike Agosta
Cement Contractor

Cement Work of All Kinds

11735 Engleside

LA 6-2595

A HEALTHY AND HAPPY .

ROSH HASHANA — YOM KIPPUR

A YONTIFF WITH SHALOM
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