Thursday, May 8, 2014

Flick Pick: Exodus

(United Artists, 1960)

Otto Preminger's excellent adaptation of the bestselling book, starring Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, and a round-out assortment of screen greats to tell the story of the formation of Israel. Shot on location in Cyprus and Palestine, and made when Israel as a modern nation was barely a decade old, it does a decent job of laying out how it came into being. I'd have posted in on the Julian date anniversary of May 15, but on the Jewish calendar, the anniversary floats year to year. So this is close enough.

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