#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Choreographing and picking dancers for his current show whilst editing his feature film about a stand-up comedian is getting to Joe Gideon. Without the chemical substances, he would not have the energy to keep up with his girlfriend, his ex-wife, and his special dancing daughter. They attempt to bring him back from the brink, but it’s too late for his exhausted body and stress-ravaged heart. He chain-smokes, uses drugs, sleeps with his dancers and overworks himself into open-heart surgery. Scenes from his past life start to encroach on the present and he becomes increasingly aware of his mortality.
Plot: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him – his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.
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On The Wire
One of the most gleefully indulgent, self-loathing films ever made- yet watchable as a train wreck, thanks to its bravery, wit and overall excellence.
Scheider is unexpectedly effective as the director’s mirror image, a talented louse who deserves what he gets. I can only imagine the smirk that must have been on Fosse’s face throughout this production. He doesn’t ask for forgiveness, he doesn’t try to justify Gideon’s behavior, and he certainly didn’t encourage Scheider to be sympathetic. “You’re right, I’m a bastard,” he seems to be saying.
While catchy and professional, the musical numbers (particularly the art direction and costumes) range from tasteless to bombastic- as they were intended, I think. The choreography is precise, the editing masterful, and the performances in sharp focus. These elements, plus the acerbically mournful script, make for a fascinating deconstruction of self to an extent rarely, if ever, seen in the movies.
Not every artist should think himself so interesting, but thankfully, both Fosse’s professional and personal life merited such honest examination. I can’t think of any of our more iconic filmmakers today who have been turned the camera back on themselves in such unflinching fashion.
Note: Among the direct parallels to Fosse’s actual career are “The Stand-Up” to “Lenny”, and Lithgow’s snooty Lucas Sergeant to theatre’s estimable Harold Prince.
ALL THAT JAZZ, all that quality
I found it good when I saw for the first time, VERY good when I saw again 10 years later. More ten years, and it was great. It is natural: the first time, I was 35 years old. I was successively feeling different lectures contained in the film. Technically, it is an excellent musical movie (the different pieces are perfect in rhythm, light, style!). It is very good as a human story (relationships between persons, the subtle nest of expressions in faces and eyes; the different planes of personal and professional relationships; a very good description of show business)… and, finally, the mature point of view. The man gambling with Death. The monologue in the film he’s editing refers to an existing (real) theory about grief when faced to death. And he runs exactly the same five steps until the final, glorious apotheosis (recently, I was looking the film for the n-th time. My son was with me. Just after the final show, he said: “wow, I’d like to die like that!”). OK, it helped to be almost autobiographic. But what we see is an outstanding synthesis of visual and musical quality, human feeling and calm reflexion about life and death…
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Genre Drama, Music, Musical
Director Bob Fosse
Writer Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse
Actors Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer
Awards Won 4 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm