All That Jazz (Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Roy Scheider Director: Bob Fosse  Rated: R: Restricted
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English
    • Mono - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: 5 Clips of Bob Fosse
    • Interviews: Roy Scheider
    • Audio Commentary: Roy Scheider - Star (Scene Specific Commentary)
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
      2. "Fox Flix"

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Well folks, what can I tell you about my next guest' This cat allowed himself to be adored but not loved. And his success in show business was matched by failure in his personal relationships... that's where he really bombed. And he came to believe that work, love, his whole life, even himself and all that jazz, was bullshit. He became the numero uno game player, to the point where the games ended and the reality began. Like, for this cat, the only reality is death..." (O'Connor Flood, the ultimate variety show host, introducing the final appearance of Joe Gideon)
"['All That Jazz'] doesn't have a chance. It's going to be mostly 'Kramer vs. Kramer'. I'm such a long shot I think anyone who bets on me should get a toaster, like they give out in banks, for having made the investment."
  - Director Bob Fosse on his film's chances at the 1979 Academy Awards

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1979 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Academy Awards 1979 - Best Costume Design: Albert Wolsky
Academy Awards 1979 - Best Film Editing: Alan Heim
Academy Awards 1979 - Best Original Song Score and Adaptation: Ralph Burns
Cannes 1980 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 12/20/1979
"...The most forthrightly candid variation ever worked out on Peter Pan....A key to the success of the production is the performance of Roy Scheider..."
Total Film - 02/01/2004
"Dazzling in its own right, it also offers an insight into backstage life..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/13/2007
"Fosse's skills as a choreographer -- his inventive rhythms, his dazzling tableaux -- do translate to filmmaking." -- Grade: B

Product Description:

Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical film celebrates show business stripped of glitz or giddy illusions. Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theatre. 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. As he struggles to right his relationships with his ex-wife, his lover, and his daughter, he also has to cope with his failing health. Soon it's clear he'll have to make a choice: his art--or his life. A talented director and choreographer of both film and stage, Fosse was perhaps best known for helming the film version of CABARET and creating the musical CHICAGO.

Plot Keywords:

Afterlife | Dance | Death | Essential Cinema | Jazz | Music (General) | Recommended | Showbiz | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • "All That Jazz" is allegedly heavily based on filmmaker Bob Fosse's own life.
  • The film features Fosse's choreography in all of the dance scenes which are shot from many angles to give viewers an excellent view of the dance.
  • The film credits the open heart surgery sequence to the Cardiac Surgical Team at St. Luke's Hospital Center in New York City, John E. Hutchinson III, Senior Surgeon. Dick DiBona arranged the photography for the sequence. The patient is not identified.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 88,102
  • UPC: 024543018797
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