Fiddler on the Roof (1971) – 4/5

Fiddler on the Roof (1971) – 4/5

Humorous and sad and everything in btwn.

Besides the historical view (which a Jewish friend of mine said is fairly accurate), this is just a great story done well.

One thread I focused on was the idea of being flexible versus breaking. Tevye flexed w/ his oldest daughter wanting to marry for love. He flexed w/ the dancing at the wedding. He even flexed a lot w/ the marriage of his second daughter. However, he knew where to draw the line.

Not that I agree w/ it or disagree w/ it, but he knew where the line was and wasn’t going to cross it. (SPOILER) What I mean is, he wasn’t going to bless their marriage. He ultimately opened up to communicate w/ his youngest daughter, but didn’t bless it.

I felt there was a some comparison to the “exiling” of daughter and the exiling of the Jews from their village. Are they both right? wrong? different?

Great stuff.

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