Posted by Joan Hyler
As we all are preparing ourselves for Hollywood’s response to the Haitian crisis (thank you George Clooney) it is worth remarking on the swift, efficient and highly effective Israeli response. They were on the ground in an impressive few days and saved lives, gave hope and reminded us once again why we should be proud of the Israeli army and how the world should take a lesson from this. It is good and proper that Hollywood stars and performers of mythic proportions (Clooney! Madonna! Bono!) should use their power and money in this way, but nothing trumps the Jewish state’s response - if only Orly Adelson (head of Dick Clark Productions would make a movie about this) - as a former Israeli soldier, she is uniquely situated to do so, as well as produce the Golden Globes - which she did so effectively, last weekend.
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January 13, 2010 | 9:48 pm
Posted by Joan Hyler
To paraphrase the Mel Brooks line “It’s good to be King,” well this year “It’s good to be Queen” or an over 40 actress or director just like Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock or director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”), Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated”) or that perennial over 40 Jewish-girl director Nora Ephron (“Julie & Julia”) and Morning Star’s own Lynn Roth of “The Little Traitor” starring a superb Alfred Molina.
As we begin to celebrate the women of the Exodus (Miriam, Shifrah, Puah) and of course Purim’s Esther, let’s discuss and celebrate movie queens as they get awards and save lives; spiritual and otherwise.