Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Dir: Bob Fosse, 1972 (8.1*)
Best Picture (BAA, GG)
AFI Top 100
The musical that attempts to duplicate a German cabaret that producer Howard Prince saw in Berlin just after the war. He even says that the lead emcee was perfectly duplicated by Oscar®-winner Joel Gray, who introduces various burlesque acts, including self-proclaimed "decadent American" Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minelli, another Oscar® winner. The film is a good musical, but not much else, the attempted plotlines that sorta included Nazis and sorta avoided them detracted from the "divine decadence" onstage. Won 8 Oscars®, but not Best Picture as The Godfather made the academy members a better offer! 10 nominations, 8 Oscars

Note: The Oscar for Liza made her the only Oscar winner in history whose two parents, Judy Garland and director Vincente Minelli (An American in Paris) also won Oscars.


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These are the individual film reviews of what I'm considering the best 1000 dvds available, whether they are films, miniseries, or live concerts. Rather than rush out all 1000 at once, I'm doing them over time to allow inclusion of new releases - in fact, 2008 has the most of any year so far, 30 titles in all; that was a very good year for films, one of the best ever.

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