Offscreen Notes

Norman Jewison: 1926-January 20, 2024

January 22nd, 2024

A Canadian legend of countless Canadian and American productions, Norman Jewison, dies at age 97. Jewison will be remembered for a few key films but I will remember him as one of those old school Hollywood directors who was able to apply himself to any kind of script or genre, like drama (In the Heat of the Night, And Justice for All, Agnes of God, The Cincinnati Kid), musicals (Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof), comedy (Moonstruck, The Russians Are Coming The Russiands Are Coming, The Art of Love, Send Me No Flowers), bio-pics (The Hurricane, F.I.S.T.) and science-fiction (Rollerball).

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