Conclusion: 'Fiddler on the Roof' is remembered well, and as time has passed it has become something of a musical classic. The story is a bit tepid, but the characters are vibrant. Tevye is often hilarious. He's full of life, and so are the movie's musical numbers. The video looks well done, kudos MGM, but the audio needed some touch ups. Those syncing issues, along with that dropped line of dialogue are pretty glaring problems.
Conclusion: If you don't have a lump in your throat by the end of Fiddler in the Roof , you might want to get to a coronary specialist to make sure you still have a heart. This beautifully tender and simultaneously hilariously raucous musical is a loving testament to the power of family in the face of change and hugely sweeping societal forces.
Excerpt: Tradition! The Film Without tradition, our lives would be as unstable as a fiddler on the roof . - Tevye the Milkman Some forty years later, those prophetic words uttered by Tevye the poor milkman still ring true. There is a school of thought among some Talmudic scholars that Jewish suffering throughout the ages can be directly linked to periods in history where adherence to tradition was rather lax.