Choreographing and picking dancers for his new show whilst editing his feature film about a standup comic is getting to Joe Gideon. Without the chemical substances he wouldn’t have the energy to keep up with his girl-friend, his ex-wife, and his special dancing daughter. Scenes from his past life start to encroach on the present and he becomes increasingly aware of his mortality. Think he’s gonna die. —IMDb
Director and choreographer Robert Louis “Bob” Fosse was born on June 23rd, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the youngest of six children born to an Irish mother and a Norwegian father.
Dancing from a young age, Fosse eventually teamed up with another young dancer by the name of Charles Grass. They began collaborating under a joint name, The Riff Brothers, and performed in a number of theaters around Chicago.
Before long Fosse was noted for his talents and was hired for a show called Tough Situation. Slightly larger than his Riff Brothers act, Tough Situation toured a number of military and naval bases abroad in the Pacific, which essentially served as his tour of duty for his nation. Fosse commented later that he perfected his techniques as performer, choreographer and director while on this tour.
After Tough Situation ended Fosse moved to Hollywood, looking to be the next Fred Astaire (a fellow dancer and choreographer). He achieved success relatively quickly… read more
A very ground-breaking musical but not the *splendor* everyone raves about. It suffers with a terrible lack of rhythm, which is unforgivable since it's more like a drama with some musical numbers in it. But, seriously, if you're into musicals the "Air Rotica" scene will surely blow your mind.
A look at posters in which actors are absent and the title treatment is king.
True to the spirit of Bob Fosse All That Jazz bursts open like a Big Show. But our first tip-off that not all is as usual are the coughs that follow the opening act. This is a tale about destruction… read review
I’ll be honest, I dislike 90% of musicals. I think many of them are cheesy, naive and because of the genre, break out into song for no reason. Of course, that’s the point in a musical, but I just… read review
One part autobiography, one part meditation on death, one part musical, All That Jazz succeeds where most expensive films fail – on a psychological level. The film is a deeply fatalistic and dryly… read review