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Norman Jewison
Director, Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Gone with barely a trace are warmth, joy, insight, and even the most elementary kind of entertainment. The credits for Fiddler list Norman Jewison as producer and director. On the basis of this and past efforts, he might better be called an anaesthetist.
(Jay Cocks, Time)
A great Goliath of a musical toppled by its own size and weight. Topol, who has a powerful if unpleasantly harsh voice and a commanding presence, is trapped in this big production like a tomato in aspic. His sense of comedy matched with Jewison's own cement touch crushes the fun out of every good line. The rest of the cast is equally unappealing.
(Paul D. Zimmerman, Newsweek)
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