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  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • Going home again is truly a family affair for filmmaker Azazel Jacobs

    By Pat Sierchio

    September 3, 2008 | 9:04 pm

    "I remember at an early age being told in school that Jews were a minority in the world," filmmaker Azazel Jacobs mused. "And I remember just not believing that because I lived in New York City and thinking they must have things wrong because I was surrounded by so many Jews. That...
  • Hoffman on Hollywood, Judaism and the Holocaust

    By Ivor Davis

    March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    What moviegoer can forget the scene: a graduation party around a Beverly Hills swimming pool, where a callow, young graduate named Benjamin Braddock gets a little career advice -- one word: "Plastics."

    Plastics have done pretty well, and the young graduate (circa 1967) even better. So...