All That Jazz

Production year: 1979

Musical R   Running time: 2:03

IMDB rating:   7.8     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French;  Subtitles: English, Spanish;  Audio: DD Surr.

Choreographer-turned-director Bob Fosse (Cabaret, Lenny) turns the camera on himself in this nervy, sometimes unnerving 1979 feature, a nakedly autobiographical piece that veers from gritty drama to razzle-dazzle musical, allegory to satire. It's an indication of his bravura, and possibly his self-absorption, that Fosse (who also cowrote the script) literally opens alter ego Joe Gideon's heart in a key scene--an unflinching glimpse of cardiac surgery, shot during an actual open-heart procedure. At its best--as in the knockout opening, scored to George Benson's strutting version of "On Broadway," which fuses music, dance, and dazzling camera work into a paean to Fosse's hoofer nation--All That Jazz offers a sequence of classic Fosse numbers, hard-edged, caustic, and joyously physical.

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Features

Audio commentary
Interviews
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

Scene-specific Commentary By Roy Scheider
Interviews With Roy Scheider
5 Bob Fosse Clips
All That Jazz