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September 12, 1980 - Image 85

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-09-12

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, September 12, 1980 85

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Israel is Fashionable Locale for Movies
IRVING & REBA BLOOM

By LARRY S. PRICE

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

DR. and MRS. MORRIS S. BRENT

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MR. and MRS. IRVING HERMELIN

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

LANKA and MARTIN ILKOW

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MR. and MRS. JAY JOSEPH & FAMILY

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

LILLIAN and HARRY KOMER

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KEN, TERRY, ALLEN & SHERYL LIFTON

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

MRS. MORRIS (LOUBA) LUPILOFF & FAMILY

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ROSE and MORRIE MACKEY

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New Year

MADELON, LOU, MELISSA &
ADRIANNE SELIGMAN

Wishes Their Family and Friends
A Happy & Healthy
New Year

MR. and MRS.
SAM SELTZER & FAMILY

Wishes Their Family and Friends
A Happy & Healthy
New Year

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CHARLES and HANNAH
VIKSER & FAMILY

would like to wish all our family
and friends a healthy and happy
New Year •

American films made it
onto Israel TV after a fierce
Knesset battle. The Cinema
Owners Association had
threatened to stop buying
and showing American
films if any were shown on
TV. The Knesset passed a
bill making that illegal.

World Zionist
Press Service

The Jewish year 5740 was
quite a year for filmmaking
in Israel. As a result of Is-
rael's first participation in
the Cairo International
Film Festival red carpets
rolled out for eight Israeli
participants. Only
Elizabeth Taylor received
more publicity.
Eddie Soffer of Jerusalem
Capital Studios was there
talking of a new Egyptian
Israeli co-production, about
the Yom Kippur War of
1973, to be produced by a
neutral, Martin Pohl ("Lion
in Winter") of the USA.
The Yom Kippur War is
also the subject of another
film, starring Dustin
Hoffman ("Marathon Man,"
"Kramer vs. Kramer"), who
was signed by Columbia
pictures for $3.5 million to
star as an Israeli prisoner of
war during 1973. A third
film was proposed, "The
Loving Stranger," which
tells the story of a love be-
tween an Israeli officer and
the fiancee of an Egyptian
soldier killed in 1973.
Wars, old and new,
were popular subject
matter for other films.
"The Big Red One," a $6
million World War II film,
was made entirely in Is-
rael, although none of the
story takes place here.
Stars Lee Marvin and
Mark Hamil ("Star
Wars"), graced the screen
at the prestigious Cannes
Film Festival in this latest
film.
Then came "Massada," a
$20 million made for T.V.,
eight-hour mini series,
starring Peter Strauss
("Rich Man, Poor Man"),
Peter O'Toole and other big
names.
The making of "Massada"
in Israel is a story in itself.
About 300 crew members
sometimes consumed as
many as 750 meals a day. A
total of 20 members of the
Israel Defense Forces
Engineering Corps built a
ramp which the "Romans"
-used 1907 years ago to at-
tack the 960 Jewish Zealots
in the fortress. The ramp
used 110 tons of steel, and
was designed by Yaacov.
Yerushalmi, the architect of
the Suez bridge canal built
in 1973.
A village of complete
structures and facades was
recreated after two months
of painstaking reiearch, in
consultation with Deputy
Prime Minister Yigael
Yadin, the original ex-
cavator of Massada. It took
another two months to com-
plete the Northern Palace,
where the Zealots took ref-
uge, complete with mosaic
floors, murals, storeroom
and the small synagogue.
The Northern Palace, over-
looking the Dead Sea, was
recreated on a windswept
hilltop a mile away from the
original Massada.
The sleepy desert town
of Arad was completely
transformed by the film,
as its two hotels were
booked up for months on
end and its center be-
came the popular re-

.

WE WISH OUR FRIEND'S,
AND RELATIVES A
HAPPY, HEALTHY

NEW YEAR
ELIZABETH and
BENJAMIN EIZELMAN

Former U.S. filmmaker Roman Polanski, right,
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meets former Israel Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan.
* *
TO ALL OUR
ndezvous spot for the general idea to go on," said
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
stars of the screen. Villas
Soul, on his second visit to
, LEE and MANNY HELFMAN
and apartments were re- Israel within three months.
nted in Beersheva, Di-
And there was director Alan
mona and even Eilat, Pakula ("All the Presidents
WE WISH OUR FRIENDS
while many of the out-of- Men"), who was looking
AND RELATIVES A
towners sat around the over sites for a film he has in
HAPPY, HEALTHY
sleepy hotels drinking up mind.
NEW YEAR
their salary, waiting for
Director Roman Polanski
FLORENCE and HARRY
their "call."
("Rosemary's Baby,"
KAHRNOFF & FAMILY
This was the biggest film "Tess") visited Israel as
project ever to -land in Is-
guest of producer Arnon
rael, and it was directed by Milchin. They plan to do a
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Boris Segal ("Rich Man, film in Israel titled "The Pi-
Poor Man"), for Universal rates." While Polanski was
TO ALL OUR
Studios and ABC-TV in'the touring Jerusalem there
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
U.S.
was a coincidental meeting
MR. and MRS.
The production manage- with ex-Foreign Minister
ZOLTAN KREISMAN & FAMILY
ment was done by an ex- Moshe Dayan, who was
perienced Israeli, Rony starring in his three-part
WE WISH OUR FRIENDS
Yaacov. Recently, Yaacov documentary for the BBC-2,
AND RELATIVES A
flew to America to secure a based on his book "Living
HAPPY, HEALTHY
deal for the film "Loving With the Bible."
NEW YEAR
Strangers," about the 1973
And to help develop the
MR.
and MRS. CARL R.
war. The script is by the re- craft of screenwriting, Hol-
LICHTENSTEIN & FAMILY
spected Vincent Cuppola lywood's Warner Brothers
("Conversations"), based on Studios put up $100,000, for
the novel by Uri Oren. It grants to Israeli writers.
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will be shot in Israel and
Documentary films
Egypt.
were very important last
TO ALL OUR
Another of the most im- year. "Pillar of Fire," a
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
portant events of the year 19-part series for TV was
ESTYR and MARSHALL
was the release of Menahem shown for the first time.
REICHSTEIN & FAMILY
Golan's film, The Magi- The film uses rare photos,
cian," starring Alan Arkin, archive footage and in-
WE WISH OUR FRIENDS
Shelly Winters and Valerie terviews with Israeli
AND- RELATIVES Al
Perrine.
leaders from the late
HAPPY, HEALTHY
The story was based on David Hartman, David
NEW YEAR
the book by Nobel Ben-Gurion and Golda
MR. and MRS.
Prize-winning author Meir. Each segment is in
SIDNEY STOLSKY & FAMILY
Isaac B. Singer, and is color, and runs for an
being entered as an Is- hour.
raeli production in film
festivals.
We wish our family and friends a
"Moments," directed and
very healthy, happy and prosperous
starring Michael Bat Adam,
New Year
beat the "Magician," thus
becoming best Israeli pic-
RENA and JOHN ANSTANDIG
ture of the year.
Of course, the Israeli
"Bourekas" (low-grade
films) factory was in full
swing. Assaf Dayan, son of
MR. and MRS. MILO RAPPAPORT
Moshe Dayan, produced a
wish all their friends and relatives
light comedy, "King for a
a happy and healthy New Year
Day," about an Israeli
whose American ex-wife
lets their daughter rejoin
him in Israel. Then there is
We wish our family and friends a
Avi Nesher's comedy "Cow-
very healthy, happy and prosperous
ards," starring Meir Suissa,
New Year
Israel's answer to Woody
Allen.
MR. and MRS. GEORGE SEID
Amos Kollek, son of
Jerusalem's Mayor Teddy
Kollek, released his film of
his book "Don't Ask Me If I
Love."
LOUIS and ESTHER STYBEL
Also, there were the
wish all their friends and relatives
star-tourists, doing loca-
tion searches. David
a happy and healthy New Year
Soul, who played Hutch
on "Starsky and Hutch,"
the popular TV series,
We wish our family and friends a
was in Israel with Hol-
very healthy, happy and prosperous
lywood animator Ralph
New Year
Bakshi, who was born in
Haifa.
THE WOLOKS, BILL & EDIE & FAMILY
"We have a book and a

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