History Heartwarming / FiddlerOnTheRoof

15th Dec '17 6:59:06 PM Jeduthun
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* Meta example: At his wedding, Creator/LinManuelMiranda and his father-in-law surprised the bride with a seemingly impromptu performance of "L'Chaim," with nearly the entire wedding party joining in by the end. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgZ4ZTTfKO8 Just watch the expressions on Vanessa's face.]]
15th Dec '17 6:40:37 PM Jeduthun
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** A Russian villager extends his hand to Tevye, and Tevye offers his fingertips gingerly, as it wasn't considered appropriate for Jews to touch Gentiles. But within a minute they're dancing around with their arms over each other's shoulders, and Tevye beams, "I like it!"
6th Oct '17 7:37:42 PM Scraggle
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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hszJv-P2yNE film version]] absolutely ''makes'' this song. Rosalind Harris, playing Tzeitel, doesn't have a word of dialogue the entire scene. And yet, while Motel is dancing around the forest like a giddy goofball, she never takes her eyes off him, and she's ''beaming'' the entire time. It's plain to anyone's eyes that she's bubbling up with just as much joy as her fiance - she looks like she's ''drunk'' on him, like her entire existence revolves around him, like she couldn't possibly ever be any happier than she is right at that very moment. It feels like the joy blazing between them should have burned the entire forest to the ground. This, tropers, is how a Heartwarming Moment is done.

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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hszJv-P2yNE film version]] absolutely ''makes'' this song. Rosalind Harris, playing Tzeitel, doesn't have a word of dialogue the entire scene. And yet, while Motel is dancing around the forest like a giddy goofball, she never takes her eyes off him, and she's ''beaming'' the entire time. It's plain to anyone's eyes that she's bubbling up with just as much joy as her fiance - she looks like she's ''drunk'' on him, like her entire existence revolves around him, like she couldn't possibly ever be any happier than she is right at that very moment. It feels like the joy blazing between them should have burned the entire forest to the ground. This, tropers, is how a Heartwarming Moment is done.



** This troper didn't see it as a heartwarming moment, but rather a tension filled moment.
** There's definitely some tension, but once Tevye shakes the Russian man's hand and begins to learn the Russian dance the tension eases.
** It's heartwarming because it shows that if not for the political pressures it would be possible for them to become friends. It's the possiblity of something better.



* A meta example, but this troper got to see Topol, who portrayed Tevye on West End and in film versions, onstage during his "farewell tour," when he played Tevye one last time. He was well into his seventies, but seeing him bring such energy to the performance was a CMOH all on its own.
23rd Apr '17 5:31:49 PM ReturnedYetAgain
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* When Tevye and his family are about to leave Anatevka forever, Tevye sees the Fiddler nearby, waiting for an invitation. In most productions, and in the film, Tevye motions for him to come along, implying that even though the community has been uprooted, their traditions will continue to travel with them.
29th Oct '16 11:56:45 AM GothicProphet
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* Very subtle, but following the curtain call for the latest revival, the cast breaks into a spirited dance as the curtain falls. Among those dancing is the Fiddler himself, showing that after spending most of the play only observing the action, he can now join dancing with the rest of the villagers.

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* Very subtle, but following the curtain call for the latest revival, the cast breaks into a spirited dance as the curtain falls. Among those dancing is the Fiddler himself, showing that after spending most of the play only observing the action, he can now join dancing with the rest of the villagers.villagers.
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14th Apr '16 9:41:51 AM LavenderCat
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** Tevye's internal monologue about possibly letting Tzeitel marry Motel. He's made his bargain with Lazar Wolf, and believes that he's doing what's best for his daughter's future. But then he realizes, more important than money and security, is the fact that the two are in love. When he comes back to reality, he sighs and asks, "So children...we shall we have the wedding?"

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** Tevye's internal monologue about possibly letting Tzeitel marry Motel. He's made his bargain with Lazar Wolf, and believes that he's doing what's best for his daughter's future. But then he realizes, more important than money and security, is the fact that the two are in love. When he comes back to reality, he sighs and asks, "So children...we when shall we have the wedding?"
14th Apr '16 9:41:17 AM LavenderCat
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** Tevye's internal monologue about possibly letting Tzeitel marry Motel. He's made his bargain with Lazar Wolf, and believes that he's doing what's best for his daughter's future. But then he realizes, more important than money and security, is the fact that the two are in love. When he comes back to reality, he sighs and asks, "So children...we shall we have the wedding?"
--> ''Just look at my daughter's eyes/she loves him/she wants him...''
29th Feb '16 11:19:43 AM BugsFan17
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* When Tevye comes home for the Sabbath and starts kissing his daughters, one by one, proclaiming "This is mine!".

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* When Tevye comes home for the Sabbath and starts kissing his daughters, one by one, proclaiming "This is mine!".mine!".
* Very subtle, but following the curtain call for the latest revival, the cast breaks into a spirited dance as the curtain falls. Among those dancing is the Fiddler himself, showing that after spending most of the play only observing the action, he can now join dancing with the rest of the villagers.
24th Jan '16 1:59:35 PM rememberthehood1941
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** Pay close attention to Tzeitel and Motel's faces during the vows. That is the look of pure adoration and love and they're finally uniting.

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** Pay close attention to Tzeitel and Motel's faces during the vows. scene where Motel puts the ring on her finger. That is the look of pure adoration and love and they're finally uniting.getting married.
24th Jan '16 1:58:45 PM rememberthehood1941
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** Pay close attention to Tzeitel and Motel's faces during the vows. That is the look of pure adoration and love and they're finally uniting.
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