Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Catch-up on the Roof

So I had never seen the "Fiddler on the roof" until this week. OK, when I was 8 I tagged along when my sister's class went to see it at the theatre in Bremen, but I swear I didn't even get it was about Jews.

Which also means that I didn't get that Gwen Stefani's "Rich Girl" is a complete rip-off from Tevye's "If I Were a Rich Man". Which is kind of embarassing.

Yesterday I saw the entire 1971 film on VHS (doing the whole time travelling thing properly) and I couldn't believe how good it is. I also couldn't stop breaking into the "Tradition" opening song for the rest of the day (in appropriate situations). And the bottle dance!

Funnest film I've seen in a long time.


 Bottle Dance - Wedding Scene

If I Were a Rich Man

Gwen Stefani's pretty fabulous Pirate-of-the-Carribean-Harajuku Girl cover "Rich Girl" (2004)

Also, the entire film may or may not be on YouTube.


  1. Fiddler on the Roof is among the musical classics that has pierced my heart with both sadness and gladness. I loved the dance on the support bars - it's truly magical!

    Freddy Wingfried