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September 29, 2005 - Image 107

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-09-29

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pursued the role of Marty
Kantrowitz in 1999's A Walk on
the Moon because the character
— a working-class Jew who sac-
rifices everything for his family
— reminded him of Milgram.
The actor also portrayed a
scrappy boxer in Peter
Kassovitz's Holocaust-themed
Jakob the Liar because the movie
was to be shot in Lodz, where
Milgram had lived for a while. .
"There, for the first time, I felt
the presence of my grandfather's
relatives and realized what they
had endured:' he said. The reve-
lation was so traumatic that
Schreiber suffered what he
thinks may have been a psycho-
somatic breakdown: He devel-
oped bronchial pneumonia for
the entire shoot but recovered
immediately upon returning to
the United States.
He was more prepared to tack-
le scenes involving the Shoah
with Illuminated, in part because
he did not see the drama strictly
as a Holocaust movie.
After all, Foer's novel had
begun as a family quest: His
grandfather had died when he
was a boy, but his relatives had
refused to discuss his past in a
shtetl called Trachimbrod.
On a whim, around 2000, Foer
again asked his mother for
details. All she could provide was
a photograph of his grandfather
and the woman who had saved
him from the Nazis. The author
immediately bought tickets to
Eastern Europe, but where
Trachimbrod once stood he
found only an empty field.
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book had I had an experience
that was as profound as the kind
that I tried to write he told the
Evening Standard.
The result was his postmod-
ernist Illuminated," told through
the fictional Alex's letters to
Foer's alter ego (also named
Jonathan Safran Foer), Alex's
written account of Jonathan's
journey and Jonathan's novel in
progress, a fanciful history of
Trachimbrod.
After purchasing the movie
rights, Schreiber — who took
much of the dialogue directly
from the book — transformed
the sprawling, complex book into
a trim road-trip movie, excising
the elaborate historical passages
to focus more on the relationship
between Jonathan and Alex, and
dramatically changing the finale.
The film is among several
book adaptations (including
Gary David Goldberg's Must Love
Dogs, based on Claire Cooke's
novel) that veer from the sum-
mer trend of sequels and re-
workings of television shows.

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