1 hr 7 min

Oliver Twist (1948) w/ Jeffrey Wengrofsky Jews On Film

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Daniel & Harry are joined by writer, filmmaker, and festival curator Jeffrey Wengrofsky to discuss the 1948 version of “Oliver Twist” directed by David Lean and starring Sir Alec Guinness, John Howard Davies, and Robert Newton.
The discuss the grotesque depiction of Alex Guiness' Fagin and how it reinforces harmful Jewish stereotypes, trace how the film’s plot fits into a Christian redemption narrative, and consider the choices made by this adaption as they compare to the 20+ versions that have appeared onscreen.
As always, they close out the episode by ranking the film's "Jewishness" in terms of its cast & crew, content, and themes.

IMDb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040662/
Trailer - https://youtu.be/oXkQGI_Pn0k
Follow Jeffrey Wengrofsky on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/les.syndicat
Learn more about Jeffrey's work - http://www.humansyndicate.com/

Connect with Jews on Film online:
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jewsonfilm/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/jewsonfilmpod
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@jewsonfilm
TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@jewsonfilmpod

Daniel & Harry are joined by writer, filmmaker, and festival curator Jeffrey Wengrofsky to discuss the 1948 version of “Oliver Twist” directed by David Lean and starring Sir Alec Guinness, John Howard Davies, and Robert Newton.
The discuss the grotesque depiction of Alex Guiness' Fagin and how it reinforces harmful Jewish stereotypes, trace how the film’s plot fits into a Christian redemption narrative, and consider the choices made by this adaption as they compare to the 20+ versions that have appeared onscreen.
As always, they close out the episode by ranking the film's "Jewishness" in terms of its cast & crew, content, and themes.

IMDb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040662/
Trailer - https://youtu.be/oXkQGI_Pn0k
Follow Jeffrey Wengrofsky on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/les.syndicat
Learn more about Jeffrey's work - http://www.humansyndicate.com/

Connect with Jews on Film online:
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jewsonfilm/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/jewsonfilmpod
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@jewsonfilm
TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@jewsonfilmpod

1 hr 7 min