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Item12 Angry Men(Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1957) Lumet, SidneyOne of Sidney Lumet's most critically-acclaimed films, 12 Angry Men is about twelve members of a jury who are deciding the guilt or innocence of a defendant. A guilty verdict would result in a death sentence. Eleven jurors vote to convict, while one juror, believing in the defendant's innocence, withstands intense pressure form the other jurors and refuses to agree to a guilty verdict. This film was downloaded from the Internet Archive. Click on the icon to watch the film. ItemAlan Arkin, Jewish actor with uncommon versatility, dies at 89: The son of Ukrainian and German Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn won an Oscar in 2007(The Forward, 2023-06-30) Silow-Carroll, AndrewThis article discusses the nearly seven-decade career of actor, Alan Arkin, who died in June 2023. The article emphasizes Arkin's versatility and the wide range and variety of the roles he played. Click on the link to read the article. ItemAnimal Crackers(Paramount Pictures, 1930) Kaufman, George S.The Marx Brothers famous comedic movie, Animal Crackers, downloaded from the Internet Archive. Click on the icon to watch the movie. ItemArthur Miller(The Guardian, 2005-02-12) Ratcliffe, MichaelAn obituary of Arthur Miller in The Guardian. Click on the link above to access. ItemAt ‘The Fabelmans’ premiere, Steven Spielberg discusses how his Jewish identity is portrayed in the autobiographical film(Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 2022-09-12) Fear, DavidAt the premiere of Steven Spiellberg's semi-autobiographical film, "The Fabelmans" (co-written with Tony Kushner) at the Toronto Film Festival, Spieilberg discusses his Jewishness and the experience of living in distinctly non-Jewish environments. "The Fablemans" is widely considered to be the most personal of his films. Click on the link to read the article. ItemA Brief History of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theater(Yiddish Book Center, 2011-12-15) Gonshor, Aron; Israel, SaraInterview with Aron Gonshor, an actor in Dora Wasserman's Yiddish Theater group.. Gonshor recounts the history of this theater group. It is part of a longer interview with Gonshor conducted by Sara Israel at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal. Click on the link above to watch at video recording of the interview. ItemCarl Reiner obituary: American screenwriter, director and actor who created TV’s The Dick Van Dyke Show(The Guardian, 2020-06-30) Bergan, RonalsAn obituary of Carl Reiner, who died at the age of 98. The article discusses Reiner's long career, beginning with his role as a writer and performer on the popular comedy series, "Your Show of Shows," starring Sid Ceasar and Imogene Coca, before moving on to creating, writing and acting in the very popular TV series, "The Dick Van Dyke Show," starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. What followed was a long career in film as writer actor and director. Click on the link to read the article. ItemCartooning America: The Fleischer Brothers Story(National Endowment for the Humanities, 1999) Dietz, Kathryn PierceIt is unusual for us to include a grant proposal in this catalog and repository, but in this case we thought it appropriate. It includes a detailed discussion of the lives and accomplishments of the Fleischer brothers, a Jewish American "family of artists and and inventors who revolutionized animation and and most irreverent cartoon characters of all times." The brothers created the cartoon characters of Superman, Popeye and Betty Boop. Click on the icon below to access the pdf of this fascinating story. Click on the top See Also for a link to the movie. The other link is to a discussion of Betty Boop. ItemThe Children's Hour (1933) by Lillian Hellman | Radio Drama (1971) - YouTube(YouTube, 2018-09-27) Hellman, Lillian"The Children's Hour is a 1934 American play by Lillian Hellman. It is a drama set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie. An angry student, Mary Tilford, runs away from the school and to avoid being sent back she tells her grandmother that the two headmistresses are having a lesbian affair. The accusation proceeds to destroy the women's careers, relationships and lives. Saturday Night Theatre series starring Jill Bennett and Prunella Scales" Click on the link above to access this radio version of the play. ItemThe Coen Brothers: American Filmakers(Encyclopedia Britanica, 2018-07-12) Editors of Encylopedia BritannicaEncyclopedia Britannica article with a biography and brief discussion of the films created by the Coen Brothers. Click on the link to read the article. ItemA Comic in Search of the Discomfort Zone(New York Times, 2005-11-11) Scott, A.O.New York Times film reviewer, A.O. Scott reviews the film, "Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic." He sees her humor as an attempt to be a transgressive way of taking on taboo topics, and argues that her "mocking political correctness has become a form of political correctness in its own right" and is, moreover, self-congratulatory flattery both for herself and her audience." In 2021 Scott and Silverman revisit his review and her film in conversation about both. Click on the link above to see Scott's review and click on the link below to see the 2021 reexamination of this review. ItemA Conversation With Lillian Hellman: A still unfinished woman(Rolling Stone, 1977-02-24) Doudna, Christine; Hellman, LillianAn interview with the groundbreaking playwright, Lillian Hellman. Click on the link above to access. ItemThe Crucible(Viking, 1954) Miller, ArthurThe complete text of Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. Retrieved from the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/crucible00mill_1) and digitized by the University of Alberta Libraries. Both the pdf and epub versions are included here. Click on the appropriate icon to access the play. ItemThe Crucible(Youtube, 2021-4-1) Miller, ArthurA 1996 film version of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder and Paul Scofield. Click on the link above to watch the movie. ItemDavid Cronenberg: It’s as if my old movies don’t exist(Salon, 2011-12-03) O'Hehir, AndrewAn interview with the Jewish Canadian director David Cronenberg. Click on the link above to access. ItemDavid Mamet: American Author(Encylopedia Britannica, 2020-03-29) The Editors of the Encyclopedia BritannicaThis article from the Encyclopedia Britannica discusses David Mamet and his wide-ranging career. Although he is best known as a prolific American playwright. Mamet is also a successful film screenwriter and director. He is known for using rhythmic, colloquial, sometimes profane language in his dialog. He won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1984 for the play "Glengarry Glen Ross," produced in 1983, a film version of which appeared in 1994. Click on the link to read the article. ItemDavid Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’(Village Voice, 2008-03-11) Mamet, DavidIn this column in the Village Voice, David Mamet takes his play, "November," as a point of departure to discuss the major changes in his political outlook. Asserting that this play is indeed about politics, Mamet discusses how his views have changed from those of a decades-long committed liberal to a more conservative position with respect to such issues as the function of government, American culture, and the role of the military and of the United States in the international arena. Click on the link to read the article. ItemDeath of a Salesman(YouTube, 2017-01-09) Miller, ArthurA 1985 CBS film version of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, starring Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid, Stephan Lang and John Malkovitch (among others). Click on the link above to access the film. ItemDeath of a Salesman(YouTube, 2015-01-14) Miller, ArthurA 1966 film version of Death of a Salesman starring Lee J Cobb and James Farentino (among others). Click on the link to see the film. To read the play, click on the See Also link below, ItemDeath of A Salesman(http://www.pelister.org, 2001-12-30) Miller, ArthurA pdf copy of Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. Click on the icon below to read or download. To see the play performed, click on the See Also link below.