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Trailers From Hell Loves 'All That Jazz'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood July 23, 2014 at 1:58PM

Today on Trailers from Hell, Allan Arkush talks Fosse's "All That Jazz."
'All That Jazz'
'All That Jazz'

"All That Jazz," director Bob Fosse’s ode to Bob Fosse, is one of the most kinetic, technically dazzling movie musicals ever made. The film, a thinly-veiled autobiography of Fosse himself, might be remembered as an ego-driven series of Felliniesque set pieces were it not for the shrewd casting of affable, streetwise Roy Scheider as Joe Gideon, the jaded, pill-popping Lothario at the center of the film. Scheider’s innate good humor alleviates his character’s darker inclinations adding up to a memorable portrait of a charismatic megalomaniac.

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