Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fiddling on Youtube

One of my all-time favorite cinema moments. Nothing can underline the harrowing loss in tragedy more than humor and a celebration of life - think Chaplin's tramp - and Fiddler on the Roof is one of those rare achievements.

I have always thought Fiddle on the Roof would translate so perfectly to our own story of Partition. I imagine Tevye as a big Sardaar!






4 comments:

blotter said...
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blotter said...

Ah! I love this movie too! I had listened to its music almost ALL my life and then only recently had I gotten hold of the CD. Superb music, great acting, thoroughly entertaining yet at times so heart wrenching...

Tangled up in blue... said...

And this has the classic "Matchmaker matchmaker, make me a match! Find me a find, catch me a catch!"

I saw this movie aeons ago, and remarkably I remember thinking how it ends on such a perfectly real note. Not like one of those Hollywoody stories..

Bland Spice said...

:)

I saw this play when I was 12. My sister played the match maker.

It was my first English play and I sat through it with a hole in my mouth big enough to fit a football.