Jewish Film QuizJews have always played a key role in the American movie industry, and in recent years, Israeli films have achieved a new level of international acclaim. Jewish themes have also shown up frequently in Hollywood productions. How much do you know about Jewish films, actors, directors, and stories?
Question 1. The first movie filmed in Israel (1896) was
Train Station in Jerusalem
Oded the Wanderer
Question 2. What is the name of Mel Brooks' 1968 film, which later became a popular Broadway musical?
History of the World, Part I
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Question 3. Borat, the film based upon Sacha Baron Cohen sketches, brings to light....
Anti-Semitism in the United States
The closed-mindedness of a certain type of American life
All of the above
Question 4. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?
Question 5. Which ground-breaking nine-hour documentary brought on a new wave of Holocaust-related films?
Judgment at Nuremberg
The Great Dictator
Question 6. The 1966 film Cast A Giant Shadow features which actor playing a half-American, half-Israeli hero?
Question 7. Who directed Schindler's List?
Question 8. Adam Sandler plays a Mossad agent who wants to become a hairdresser in:
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Eight Crazy Nights
Question 9. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
Question 10. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?