Write 2 page essay on the topic Russian Jews and Hollywood.
What became widely accepted as the American dream was essentially forged in Hollywood by a handful of East European Jews. The stimulating feature-length documentary Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream were produced by two-time Emmy award-winning filmmakers Simcha Jacobovici and Elliott Halpern.
Many Russians Jews had to overcome obstacles of heavy accents, being cut off from their cultural base, being forced to work beneath their talents, and taking roles that promoted ethnic stereotypes. As with most Hollywood stories, there are also great artistic and personal triumphs. many relished the opportunity to pursue their dreams largely free of political entanglements.
In the story of Russian migrs, Robinson also discusses the impact of such Soviet artists as Sergei Eisenstein and Sergei Prokofiev and their visits to Hollywood. The book is also an informed and entertaining analysis of the representation of Russians and Soviets in American cinema. As a result, it was mainly through the medium of film that Americans’ images of and attitudes towards Russia were shaped.
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