Is there such a thing as the American Jewish story? One way to answer the question is though the lens of 12 Hollywood films, including every version of ‘The Jazz Singer.’
Chances are you’ve never heard of director Michael Roemer. Maybe this is because he’s always been more interested in the minute details of life than the fame of movies.
As the director of ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘Schindler’s List’ and now ‘Lincoln,’ Steven Spielberg may be a great storyteller. But he should leave history to the professionals.
A new, lively book takes a broad view of the history of Jews in Hollywood and offers surprising insights into the Jewish experience in American cinema.