All That Jazz ★★★★½

All That Jazz is a good example of the unimportance of an “original concept”. On paper this is a tired series of cliches: the asshole genius artist whose hedonist lifestyle has finally caught up to them. It’s Bob Fosse’s execution that makes this feel unique. Not to dismiss the cast/crew, every song&dance routine is fabulous. The room full of New Yorkers laughing at a hack L.A. joke felt like my reaction to this film haha. A nice oscar-bait type of film that plays well to an arthouse sensibility.

I like this quote from Fosse: "The time to sing is when your emotional level is too high to just speak anymore, and the time to dance is when your emotions are just too strong to only sing about how you 'feel.'"

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