The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.
Eastern Europe, 1904. A Jewish woman, Yentl, has a thirst for knowledge but is prohibited from learning due to the restrictions of her religion. When her father dies, she sets off to increase her knowledge, posing as a man in order to gain admission to a Jewish religious school.Written by
Yentl's character was meant to be a 17 year old girl, Steisand was 40 when she played her. See more »
When Yentl sings "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" her glasses are laid down in front of her. They have modern temple and ear pieces. In other scenes Yentl's glasses are the old-fashioned, wrap-around-the-ear-style glasses. See more »
A brilliant, brilliant film by a wonderful actress/singer. I just love this film. The fact that Yentl is offered who she wants for the sake of what she wants is such a powerful message. I recently managed to get hold of the short story after years of searching and was amazed that Barbara was able to create such a moving story from a story that lasted only 50-odd pages. I hate the discussion and confusion that this film hints at lesbianism. Yentl did what she did to keep the man she loved close. The sacrifices she made for the dreams that she wanted is a great lesson to us all.
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