Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Great Scenes # 15: All That Jazz (1979)

Directed by Bob Fosse
 
No, I did not forget this regular feature of mine. What more appropriate way to restart than with probably one of the greatest song & dance numbers ever filmed, at least in my opinion. In this semi-autobiographical film, Roy Scheider plays Joe Gideon, a chain-smoking, pill-popping, womanizing hotshot theater and film director who is both staging his next big Broadway musical and editing his next film while trying to spend time with his ex-wife, daughter, girlfriend and various other women trying to compete for his attention. This is one of the highlights of the film where Joe Gideon presents a number to his producers/investors and this is what he came up with: An erotic, almost orgy like very racy yet beautiful dance sequence that both shows that Fosse is a master in making his stunning choreography look great on film through cinematography and editing.

11 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Seems like an awesome scene from an awesome film to me!

My 2 Pesos said...

Such a great scene!

Mark said...

That was pretty good :)

Orang3 said...

awesome film indeed

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Those outfits... 0_0

Interwebs Fails said...

Cool outfits! Twitter

Bersercules said...

Thats not my kind of musical number. I prefer stuff like the song "Spring time for Hitler" in the movie the Producers.

Natural One said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reilly said...

great scene!

Simon black said...

Pretty cool scene.

Lizardmannnn said...

lol I want to see that movie now