This Thursday zoom with ‘Fiddler on the roof’
This Thursday, 16th March at 6.30 pm, Entertainment Society of G oawill be screening the classic Fiddler on the Roof (1971), as a tribute to the actor Topol, who passed away a few days ago.
An all-time classic, Fiddler on the Roof is based on a musical play of the same name. The film was nominated for 8 Oscars and won 3, including Best Music and Song for John Williams.
The film has Tevye, played by Topol, as the main protagonist who is a poor milkman. He is faced with the challenge of marrying off his five daughters while the tension is brewing in 20th-century imperial Russia.
The film will be screened with an intermission. For annual membership please contact the Entertainment Society of Goa office at the below-mentioned address and the online registration will start soon.
Fiddler on the Roof is a 1971 American period musical film produced and directed by Norman Jewison from a screenplay written by Joseph Stein, based on the 1964 stage musical of the same name by Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick. Set in early 20th-century Imperial Russia, the film centers on Tevye, played by Topol, a poor Jewish milkman who is faced with the challenge of marrying off his five daughters amidst the growing tension in his shtetl. The cast also features Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Rosalind Harris, Michèle Marsh, Neva Small and Paul Michael Glaser. The musical score, composed by Bock with lyrics by Harnick, was adapted and conducted by John Williams.
The film received a leading eight nominations at the 44th Academy Awards, including for Best Picture and Best Director, and won three: Best Score Adaptation (Williams), Best Cinematography (Oswald Morris) and Best Sound (Gordon K. McCallum, David Hildyard). The film also won two Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Topol.