All That Jazz

All That Jazz

Legendary director-choreographer Bob Fosse chose an unusual subject for this bold mixture of dance musical, backstage drama, and fantasy—his own life, with Best Actor nominee Roy Scheider in a dazzling, change-of-pace performance as the Fosse figure.

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Legendary director-choreographer Bob Fosse chose an unusual subject for this bold mixture of dance musical, backstage drama, and fantasy—his own life, with Best Actor nominee Roy Scheider in a dazzling, change-of-pace performance as the Fosse figure. The visually stunning production won Oscars for Art Direction, Costume Design, Film Editing, and Adaptation Score, and Fosse’s unflinching look at himself, his work, and the people in his life has become one of his most enduring achievements.

DIRECTOR: Bob Fosse. WRITTEN BY: Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse. CAST: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer. 1979. 123 min. USA. Color. English. 35mm. New print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

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