All That Jazz (1979)
Director: Bob Fosse Run Time: 123 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1979
Starring: Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, Erzsebet Foldi, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Roy Scheider
Screenwriter: Robert Alan Arthur, Bob Fosse
Producer: Robert Alan Arthur
Intro by SuperVidiot Pamela Adlon!
It’s Showtime Folks! Bob Fosse only made a handful of films (in between revolutionizing the world of dance), and while all are impressive, none deliver as much razzle-dazzle as this seminal semi-autobiographical masterpiece. Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is at the top of his craft as one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him – his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for 9 Academy Awards, All That Jazz is a musical like no other and a cinematic triumph on every level.