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The Graphic Novel and the Jewish Experience

This seminar will examine the graphic novel in the context of global Jewish culture of the last half century.

Waltz with Bashir

The WU library owns 156 animated films. Below is a link to a new film purchase, a sophisticated animated memior of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. Click on this link to find the other 155 films.

Here is the trailer to Waltz with Bashir

 Waltz with Bashir [videorecording] / Bridgit Folman Film Gang, Les Films d'ici, Razor filmproduction in co production with Arte France, ITVS International ; an Ari Folman film ; written, directed & produced by Ari Folman ; producers, Serge Lalou ... [et al.].

Summary:    After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. At the end of the animated film is a very short part of the film that shows real people dead and alive.

Edition     Anamorphic widescreen ed.
Published     Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009], c2008.
Description     1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

1 copy being processed for Olin Checkout Desk (DVD).

Im yesh Gan ʻEden. English Beaufort / Ron Leshem ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg.

Animated motion picture about a real person and real event.
Originally produced in 2008.
Special features: commentary with Ari Folman; Surreal soldiers: making Waltz with Bashir; q & a with Ari Folman; Building the scenes - animatics; trailer.

Interviewees: Ori Sivan, Ronny Dayag, Shmuel Frenkel.
Credits     Writer, director, producer, Ari Folman ; producers, Serge Lalou ... [et al.] ; Art director/illustrator, David Polonsky.
Note     Rating: R; for some disturbing images of atrocities, strong violence, brief nudity and a scene of graphic sexual content.

Note     Licensed for individual viewing only.
System Details     DVD format; 5.1 Dolby Digital, 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, region 1.
Note     In Hebrew or English with English subtitles.
Awards: 23 wins.
Subjects    Folman, Ari.
Soldiers -- Israel -- Biography.
Sabra and Shatila Massacre, Lebanon, 1982 -- Personal narratives, Israeli.
Lebanon -- History -- Israeli intervention, 1982-1984 -- Atrocities.
Genre/Form     Animated films.
Subjects    Graphic novels -- Film and video adaptations.
Other Author    Folman, Ari.
Lalou, Serge.
Polonsky, David.
Sivan, Ori, 1963-
Frenkel, Shmuel.
Dayag, Ronny.
Other Author    Bridgit Folman Film Gang (Firm)
Films d'ici (Firm)
Razor Filmproduktion.
ARTE France.
Independent Television Service.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Alt Title     Additional title: Valse avec Bachir
Additional title: Walzer mit Bashir
Other Title     Ṿals ʻim Bashir
ואלס עם באשיר
Standard #     043396289956
Video Pub #     28995 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
28995LIT Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
OCLC #     465234894

You Tube Clip - Waltz with Bashir

BlackTree TV Personality Farai Gundan sits down with Director and Writer of Waltz with Bashir, Ari Folman. Jan. 2, 2009 Text of interview.

Harvey Pekar - The Quitter

 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio: from its beginnings as a Jewish neighborhood, on through its heyday in the 60s, Coventry remains a vibrant part of Cleveland, as does Mr. Pekar himself.  - Hildegardevonbingen, 2007