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Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose: Dialoguing with Jewish Tradition

Research of the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, Tilburg University, 5037 AB Tilburg, The Netherlands
Academic Editors: Tomasz Duda and Silvia Aulet
Religions 2021, 12(9), 763; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12090763
Received: 30 June 2021 / Revised: 6 September 2021 / Accepted: 7 September 2021 / Published: 14 September 2021
It is the thesis of this article that a secular form of the biblical Exodus pattern is used by Woody Allen in his Broadway Danny Rose. In the history of the Bible, and its interpretation, the Exodus pattern is again and again used as a model for inspiration: from oppression to deliverance. It was an important source of both argument and symbolism during the American Revolution. It was used by the Boer nationalists fighting the British Empire and it comes to life in the hand of liberation theology in South America. The use of this pattern and its use during the seder meal is to be taken loosely here: Exodus is not a theory, but a story, a “Big Story” that became part of the cultural consciousness of the West and quite a few other parts of the world. Although the Exodus story is in the first place an account of deliverance or liberation in a religious context and framework, in Broadway Danny Rose it is used as a moral device about how to survive in the modern wilderness. View Full-Text
Keywords: actualization of classic stories; Woody Allen; New York; Thanksgiving; Exodus pattern; Passover; Broadway Danny Rose actualization of classic stories; Woody Allen; New York; Thanksgiving; Exodus pattern; Passover; Broadway Danny Rose
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Koet, B.J. Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose: Dialoguing with Jewish Tradition. Religions 2021, 12, 763. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12090763

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Koet BJ. Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose: Dialoguing with Jewish Tradition. Religions. 2021; 12(9):763. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12090763

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