A review of the 1972 film cabaret

Sally Bowles might not be the most likable character as she does a lot of pretty awful stuff, but the way, Liza Minnelli sink you in, with her charm. Great use of the elderly man in the background of that scene. It seem a bit odd. The rictus-like smile of the demonic Emcee gives us the answer we would rather not know.

Kander and Ebb wrote several new songs for the movie and removed others: There were a lot better than those other songs. This was the first film produced in the revival of Allied Artists.

Others have suggested that she was too big a presence for the role as written on Broadway. Whilst showcasing good performances, musicals in this period critically undermine audience expectations and social resonance, with Oscars the only seeming body still left unfazed by the cultural revolution looming on the horizon.

It might be something to think about. Joel Grey very nearly steals the film as the sinister but oddly alluring Master of Ceremonies in the sweaty cabaret scenes, brilliantly reprising his role from the original stage production of the musical.

I never understood why, they change the character name from Cliff Bradshaw to Brian Roberts.

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Differences between film and stage version[ edit ] This section possibly contains original research. Still, the movie was indeed a success, and won many Academy Awards with 8. Kander and Ebb had written it years earlier for Kaye Ballardthus it was ineligible for an Academy Award nomination.

After all, Jean Ross is kinda right.

When it became a hit, a movie was produce into capitalize on this fame. The debauchery exhibited by the lively cabaret scenes - cutaways from the main narrative, presided over by a grotesque clown-like master of ceremonies - vividly expresses the decadence of the period, a decadence that is as alluring as it is repulsive, a foul cesspit of moral turpitude from which would spring one of the most evil political regimes in human history.

Jean Ross was offended by the character portrayal by Liza, call it apolitical.

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At first, they kept each other at reservations, trying not to fall in love with each other. During this time, Fosse highly recommended Robert L. A few years after the film was released, he said: In the film, Sally is a very good singer, whereas the stage version often portrays her as being untalented.

But like the film, the culture of the KKK embracing Nazism into their lives. Take Cabaretwhich began life as a hit Broadway musical Having been turned down for the role of Sally Bowles in the Broadway production, Minnelli proves that she, and she alone, was born to play the part, bringing just the right mix of oozing sensuality and reckless naivety to the part, confident and fragile in equal measure.

It cost six million dollars to make but took seven times that amount at the box office worldwide. The acting is pretty good. This movie is phenomenal, one of the best of all time musicals ever. Just as Sally cannot resist being drawn to wealth and hollow pleasures, so Germany gradually succumbs to the allure of Nazism For a movie rated PG.

Fosse was given the option of using Grey as Master of Ceremonies or walking away from the production. After all, the club had the same initials of the Klan. While this might be long stretch, the film could also be a metaphor of American Ku Klux Klan movement that was gaining ground in the s.

The song " Maybe This Time ", which Sally performs at the cabaret, was not written for the film. In the film version, she is American. That was pretty awful.Cabaret is a American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey.

Situated in Berlin during the We. "Cabaret" is one of the best film musicals of the 's or any other decade. Set in a cabaret (night club) in decadent Berlin, Germany of the early 's just before the advent of Hitler and Nazism, it mixes lively songs and dance, sex, comedy and drama.

Sep 13,  · It's time for another CLASSIC Movie Review From Rehab. Let's talk about my favorite film musical, Cabaret.

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Masterful and subversively assembled, Cabaret is more than your mundane musical extravaganza. It is a glitteringly dark, intelligent, audacious and morally complex slice of cinema with a tragic heroine (played to a scintillating, iconic, career-bolstering performance by Liza Minelli) reflecting an even more tragic, nihilist era of turmoil and dissolution.

Jan 01,  · "Cabaret" explores some of the same kinky territory celebrated in Visconti's "The Damned." Both movies share the general idea that the rise of the Nazi party in Germany was accompanied by a rise in bisexuality, homosexuality, sadomasochism, and assorted other activities.

Taken as a generalization about a national movement, this is certainly extreme oversimplification/5. "Cabaret" has an excellent HD picture, with very accurate colors (as with the flesh tones, for example), vivid colors, and it's sharp enough, considering that it's a film and has a soft layer of grain (as it was photographed originally).

A review of the 1972 film cabaret
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