History Film / Yentl

11th Sep '15 9:34:01 PM Dancedom
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The script was based on a 1968 play written by Leah Napolin which was itself based on a short story from the early 1960s by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Singer ultimately panned the movie production, but it became a box office hit. The movie won an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Original Score; the movie won a Best Picture Golden Globe in the musical/comedy category and Barbra Streisand became the first woman to win a Best Director Golden Globe Award for the film. Amy Irving, who played Hadass, has the rare distinction of being nominated for both the Best Supporting Actress Oscar as well as the UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Supporting Actress - only the latter of which she "won". (The Razzies also nominated Barbra for Worst ''Actor'' and the movie for Worst Score, which is either a sign that they're meant to be tongue in cheek or a sign that [[LoveItOrHateIt some people are deeply divided about its merits]].)
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The script was based on a 1968 play written by Leah Napolin which was itself based on a short story from the early 1960s by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Singer ultimately panned the movie production, but it became a box office hit. The movie won an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Original Score; the movie won a Best Picture Golden Globe in the musical/comedy category and Barbra Streisand became the first woman to win a Best Director Golden Globe Award for the film. Amy Irving, who played Hadass, has the rare distinction of being nominated for both the Best Supporting Actress Oscar as well as the UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Supporting Actress - only the latter of which she "won".Actress. (The Razzies also nominated Barbra for Worst ''Actor'' and the movie for Worst Score, which is either a sign that they're meant to be tongue in cheek or a sign that [[LoveItOrHateIt some people are deeply divided about its merits]].)
20th May '15 5:28:02 PM nombretomado
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The script was based on a 1968 play written by Leah Napolin which was itself based on a short story from the early 1960s by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Singer ultimately panned the movie production, but it became a box office hit. The movie won an AcademyAward for Best Original Score; the movie won a Best Picture Golden Globe in the musical/comedy category and Barbra Streisand became the first woman to win a Best Director Golden Globe Award for the film. Amy Irving, who played Hadass, has the rare distinction of being nominated for both the Best Supporting Actress Oscar as well as the UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Supporting Actress - only the latter of which she "won". (The Razzies also nominated Barbra for Worst ''Actor'' and the movie for Worst Score, which is either a sign that they're meant to be tongue in cheek or a sign that [[LoveItOrHateIt some people are deeply divided about its merits]].)
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The script was based on a 1968 play written by Leah Napolin which was itself based on a short story from the early 1960s by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Singer ultimately panned the movie production, but it became a box office hit. The movie won an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Original Score; the movie won a Best Picture Golden Globe in the musical/comedy category and Barbra Streisand became the first woman to win a Best Director Golden Globe Award for the film. Amy Irving, who played Hadass, has the rare distinction of being nominated for both the Best Supporting Actress Oscar as well as the UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Supporting Actress - only the latter of which she "won". (The Razzies also nominated Barbra for Worst ''Actor'' and the movie for Worst Score, which is either a sign that they're meant to be tongue in cheek or a sign that [[LoveItOrHateIt some people are deeply divided about its merits]].)
5th May '15 11:09:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* DawsonCasting: BarbraStreisand was 40 at the time of filming. In the original short story by I.B. Singer, Yentl seems to be younger than 20, although Streisand made the character 28 years old in the movie. Interesting in that the plot revolves around the main character [[SweetPollyOliver disguising herself as a boy to study in a yeshiva]], which when done by a 40-year-old woman stretches the imagination a bit. Then again, so does Streisand's [[AmericanAccents Brooklyn accent]] in a movie set in Poland around the turn of the century. Well, Streisand does have some difficult singing to do; you couldn't really expect her to do it in a Polish accent.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/MandyPatinkin has said that in initial talks about the film, his character was originally going to sing as well, but then they decided to keep all the songs as Yentl's InnerMonologue.
9th Mar '15 1:07:47 PM LongLiveHumour
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The script was based on a 1968 play written by Leah Napolin which was itself based on a short story from the early 1960s by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Singer ultimately panned the movie production, but it became a box office hit. The movie won an AcademyAward for Best Original Score; the movie won a Best Picture Golden Globe in the musical/comedy category and Barbra Streisand became the first woman to win a Best Director Golden Globe Award for the film. Amy Irving, who played Hadass, has the rare distinction of being nominated for both the Best Supporting Actress Oscar as well as the GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Supporting Actress - only the latter of which she "won". (The Razzies also nominated Barbra for Worst ''Actor'' and the movie for Worst Score, which is either a sign that they're meant to be tongue in cheek or a sign that [[LoveItOrHateIt some people are deeply divided about its merits]].)
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The script was based on a 1968 play written by Leah Napolin which was itself based on a short story from the early 1960s by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Singer ultimately panned the movie production, but it became a box office hit. The movie won an AcademyAward for Best Original Score; the movie won a Best Picture Golden Globe in the musical/comedy category and Barbra Streisand became the first woman to win a Best Director Golden Globe Award for the film. Amy Irving, who played Hadass, has the rare distinction of being nominated for both the Best Supporting Actress Oscar as well as the GoldenRaspberryAward UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Supporting Actress - only the latter of which she "won". (The Razzies also nominated Barbra for Worst ''Actor'' and the movie for Worst Score, which is either a sign that they're meant to be tongue in cheek or a sign that [[LoveItOrHateIt some people are deeply divided about its merits]].)
14th Dec '13 7:45:42 PM Synchronicity
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* ConsummationCounterfeit: Yentl gets trapped into an arranged marriage with a woman who doesn't particularly want to marry "him" either. On their wedding night they play around non-seuxally in their bedroom and Yentl "accidentally" spills some red wine on the bed, which is taken by the others at the wedding night party as proof of consummation.
18th Oct '13 10:37:22 AM Duncan
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/MandyPatinkin has said that in initial talks about the film, his character was originally going to sing as well, but then they decided to keep all the songs as Yentl's InnerMonologue.
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