All That Jazz (1979)


Bob Fosse directs Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking and Leland Palmer in this musical fantasy that fictionalises aspects of Fosse’s own life and legacy while exploring his own mortality. 

You’ve never seen a movie quite like All That Jazz – a morbid celebration, a risk taking work of art, a self lacerating parody of the author, and compilation of brilliant song and dance sequences he seemingly could find no narrative home for elsewhere. It is funny and honest and strange and unflinching and depressing and jubilant and sleazy and sexy. I enjoyed it thoroughly.


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