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Que le spectacle commence

All That Jazz

Réalisé par Bob Fosse
États-Unis, 1979
Comédie musicale, Drame, Fantastique


Chorégraphe, metteur en scène drogué aux amphétamines et fumeur invétéré, Joe Gideon est un artiste débordé. Alors qu’il monte une nouvelle revue à Broadway, Joe est victime d’un infarctus. Pendant l’opération qui s’ensuit, il dialogue avec la Mort et voit sa vie tumultueuse défiler …

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Que le spectacle commence Réalisé par Bob Fosse

Prix & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1980 | Lauréat : Palme d'Or

2017 | Cannes Classics

Academy Awards

1980 | 4 prix remportés dont : Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

1980 | 5 nominations dont : Best Picture

BAFTA Awards

1981 | 2 prix remportés dont : Best Cinematography

1981 | 4 nominations dont : Best Actor

Golden Globes (USA)

1980 | Nominé : Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The film that immediately jumped to mind for discussion is Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz, a tricky masterpiece, whose queerness is at once literal and completely subordinate, whose genre (the musical) and milieu (musical theater) signify gayness, but which, being an autobiographical work from its writer-director-choreographer, is, at least on the surface, very straight. In fact, it’s one of the few films in American history that can be called perversely, uncommonly heterosexual.
February 14, 2018
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By centering on the body, Fosse had such amazing source material—the drama was in a step, a look, a gesture. His cinema grew out of that; the films he made before All That Jazz were like no others, but it’s in this film, a kind of moral-minded, autobiographical phantasmagoria, that Fosse learned to make the camera dance too.
August 25, 2014
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All That Jazz is so head-spinning because it’s a deeply felt, deeply stylish, deeply alive movie about disconnection, degradation, and estrangement that abounds in lewd, boozy, intellectualized poetry. The fusion of those various contrasts was Fosse’s great specialty, and it’s right there, subsumed, in the film’s rococo photography and, especially, in the amazing dance numbers, which revel in a tone of macabre erotica…
August 25, 2014
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