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    Question: Who is making the dairy products that Tevye sells? I understand him and his family milking the cow and him selling the raw milk, but the cheeses? If it's Tevye, where is he getting the time if his deliveries take all day? Besides, shouldn't he be in good stead with God?
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    The picture is from a TV episode about 5 years before the movie was released so Topol is around 30 in the picture.
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    You have the right to rap about historical figures, anything you say can and will be choreographed into a spectacular dance number. These are your Lin-Manuel Miranda Rights.
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    Agreed. Old age makeup is something that is rarely done convincingly, but it's done exceptionally well in Fiddler. This is Topol from For Your Eyes Only, made 10 years later, but he still looks younger than Tevye.
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    When I listened to that bit I thought of Stella but even more so a series called Michael and Michael Have Issues, about Mike Showalter and Michael Ian Black as rival comedy writers working on a show about themselves. Dark and hilarious and of course, dicked around by Comedy Central.
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    Thank you, i never did rent it. I don't have Amazon Prime and youtube is really hard to find where to rent it on my PC as i originally saw it on my TV app. Now i can watch it and it is not the crappy free version on youtube.
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    Yes, it was a bit jarring, and it's a common criticism. I would point out that with such an effort to do things like sepia tones and old timey photo montage, it's a bit out of place. That being said, it makes it feel like a modern-day movie, as this kind of incongruity wouldn't feel so out of place if it were made in last ten years or so. Another way this movie is part of an American New Wave at the time? I'm certainly no expert in Western movies (it's not a favorite genre unless there's some twist or subversion in its presentation) but I don't think it's necessarily implausible. I remember that the movie took a while to get produced, as studios didn't like the "non-John Wayne"-ish elements of his heroes. In that respect, it seems that Westerns even up to 1969 were still expected to be quite tropey, more melodramatic/ less nuanced in its presentations of characters. Hmm. This makes me think that the faceless "white hat" chasing Butch/Sundance gets raised to the level of metaphor-- our "heroes" of the movie are literally fleeing the archetypes that want to do them in.
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