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All that Jazz

4 Ratings: 4.0
A movie

Starring Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ben Vereen, Leland Palmer   Directed by Bob Fosse   Writer:  Bob Fosse, Robert Allan Arthur   1979      Product Description   Part tragic, part comic, … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Drama Movies, Musical, Academy Awards, Ben Vereen, Jessica Lange
Director: Bob Fosse
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Release Date: 20 December 1979
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about All that Jazz
review by . June 06, 2009
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Broadway choreographer Bob Fosse wrote and directed this movie based on his own life. Fosse is represented by the character Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) and the film is a series of surreal, kaleidoscopic, frenzied vignettes which show Joe's obsession with and love for his work, his womanizing, and his drug use.     Scheider gives a dazzling performance and is a talented dancer. Nominated for nine Oscars and winner of four, the movie features non-stop dancing in the energetic, sensual …
review by . November 30, 2008
All That Jazz
I think superior to Cabaret (closest similarity) because of its fatalistic storyline. It is really about a man's journey through death, starting as he flirts with death and eventually embraces it; death being portrayed by a beautiful woman who in intermittant scenes discusses Joey's life with him. In life, he is a philanderer who drinks and smokes and takes drugs to maintain his busy lifestyle as a top director on Broadway. Trying to satisfy his insatiable appetite to be the best, to create the …
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