Ever since watching some of Bob Fosse's films in a film class, I have wanted to watch his semi autobiographical film, "All That Jazz". It is so hard to find, though, so I ended up borrowing the film from someone else.
The production value of this film is really good. The choreography of the dance numbers are great, and the cinematography and production design hold up surprisingly well. Among the most impressive numbers are "Airotica" and "Bye Bye Life".
The story is really good too. The character is sympathetic despite his flaws. The fantasy elements of the film are really interesting. There are times when you think that the plot doesn't exactly make sense, but it ends up working by the end of the scene. I also think that the execution works, especially with Roy Scheider's performance.
Overall, I think that "All That Jazz" is a really great musical. Yet, it is definitely cynical, so if you don't like that type of tone, it may not be for you.
All That Jazz
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray that I borrowed.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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