Friday, March 19, 2010
Today's movie is the classic 1971 musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Set in Russia in the very early 1900s, "the story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of her faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village." - Wikipedia
"Without tradition, our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof!" - Tevye
I had never watched this movie until it appeared on the $5 rack at the local discount store (I get most of my movies that way). I had heard of it, but I had never seen it. I didn't realize how many songs that I know came from this movie. It is definitely worth watching (when I get it back from it's loan to my parents). The movie won three Academy Awards.
Enjoy this preview trailer of the movie, then go and find a copy and watch it. I think you'll enjoy it!
Enough from me - time to work on the bathroom!
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM