Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film between Two Worlds

Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film between Two Worlds

by J. Hoberman
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Dartmouth College Press

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Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film between Two Worlds

Published to great acclaim in 1991, J. Hoberman’s Bridge of Light is now back in print with a new foreword and final chapter discussing recent research, rediscoveries, and restorations. Also includes the documentary The Yiddish Cinema (60 min., DVD), narrated by David Mamet.

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ISBN-13: 9781584658702
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
Publication date: 07/13/2010
Series: Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture
Edition description: Updated edition with DVD
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Updated Edition
Acknowledgments to the Updated Edition
Author’s Note
Introduction: A Brivele der Mamen
Wandering Stars
Romance in the Ghetto
“The Face of the Earth Will Change”
Out of Galicia
Miracles on the Vistula
Yiddish Modernism and Jewish Luck
The Prince of Second Avenue
Making It in America
Once Upon a Time in the Ukraine
The Polish Forest
The Theater of the Future
Jews of Steel
The Faryidisht Film
Between Rusland and Daytshland
“We’re on Our Way”
The Greening of Yiddish Film
The Cantor’s Sons
On the Edge of the Abyss
Without a Home
Phantom Europe
Married to America
The Living Remnant
A Post-Yiddish Cinema
Backward into the Real Past, Forward into Endless Time
Appendixes: Joseph Burstyn’s Documentaries
Partial Yiddish Talkies
Recycled Yiddish Films
Notes on Sources
Selected Bibliography
Photograph Credits
The DVD documentary The Yiddish Cinema is at the end of the book

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