6: Excerpt from film review, “I.B. Singer Talks to I.B. Singer about the Movie ‘Yentl’,” 1984.
Singer published a scathing review (in the style of a self-interview) of Streisand’s film adaptation in the New York Times .
Suggested Activity: Ask students to write their own review of the film. Invite them to discuss their reviews with the class. After they have done so, ask them to read the review that I.B. Singer wrote, and focus particularly on this excerpt. Ask students: do you think Singer is fair to the film? Why do you think he disliked it so much?
Source: Isaac Bashevis Singer, “I.B Singer Talks to I.B. Singer about the Movie ‘Yentl’,” New York Times, January 29, 1984, https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/97/04/27/reviews/streisand-singer.html?mcubz=0