Archive for March 17th, 2006

17th March

First Published in The New York Sun, March 17, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

Channel surfing the other night, I stumbled on a film I hadn’t seen in at least 30 years, “Cast A Giant Shadow.” The film stars Kirk Douglas, portraying a fascinating historical figure, Colonel David “Mickey” Marcus.

This is the kind of film that couldn’t be made today, at least in Hollywood. It is nothing less than a celebration of the founding of the State of Israel, without any pretense of balance.The Jews are portrayed as heroic, the Arabs as savages. (more…)