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The Jazz Singer
SUBJECTS — U.S./1913-1929, Diversity & New York; Silent Movies;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Breaking Out; Talent;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect; Caring.
Age: 12+; Not Rated; Drama; 1927; 89 minutes; B & W.
This movie tells the story of a young Jewish boy from a long line of cantors who breaks with family tradition to become a jazz singer. The Jazz Singer was the first talking picture ever made. Jolson's prophetic opening line, "Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You ain't heard nothin' yet!" were the first words spoken by a movie actor on a widely distributed film.
The film describes the stresses and heartaches of a young man who must separate from his family to follow his destiny and fulfill his dream. The movie contains a number of famous songs, including Mammy, Toot Toot Tootsie Goodby, and Blue Skies." It also contains two beautiful scenes of the Yom Kippur service of Kol Nidre.
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The Jazz Singer is a classic story of second generation Americans breaking free from the limits of their heritage and contributing to the main culture while they assimilate into it.
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"Cantors" are the men (and now women) who lead the chants and songs during Jewish religious services. The post of Cantor is one of prominence and honor in the temple. The position was sometimes handed down from father to son, as it had been for generations in the Rabinowitz family. However, more often a cantor's son would take a position as a cantor in another temple.
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