Father of the Israeli film industry
There was something refreshing about Menahem Golan’s refusal to recognize the difference between highbrow and lowbrow, between the classics and popular literature.
Menahem Golan, who died on Saturday at the age of 85, loved movies with every particle of his being. Wishing to pass that love on to the audience, he gave it expression in his films, good and bad, clever and inarticulate alike. Considered the founder of Israel’s film industry, Golan stamped it with his vision, which he directed at Hollywood and at Europe, at the genres of entertainment...
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