Episode 42: Cabaret Part 1 (Fossepocalypse #6.5)

, with special guest:
Cabaret

Because “life is a depressing hellhole” didn’t fit the music cue

Listeners, the Fossepocalypse continues with (arguably) the high point of Fosse’s film career – CABARET.

Since all three of your hosts have seen this film before, we brought in our frequent stunt virgin Jenny. Jenny’s thoughts and reactions alone are worth a listen, but of course we’ve also got Mike making connections to SWEET CHARITY and Vinnie questioning what the fuck was wrong with the 70s while Windy tries to keep an accurate catalog of the drugs that fueled Fosse’s incredibly prolific – and award winning – year.

Liza Minnelli loved working with Fosse so much that they created the idea of the tv special “Liza with a Z” on the set of CABARET. Michael York has said it was the best acting experience of his career. Producer Cy Feuer wanted to murder Fosse before it was done.

So, your usual Fosse project.

So, come inside where life is beautiful and take a listen as we taste the wine, blow the horn, and celebrate CABARET.

 

Cabaret

Young Joel Grey says, “Welcome” and I say, “Hellooo, nurse!”

 

Fosse winning Best Director

Cabaret (1972)
Cabaret poster Rating: 7.8/10 (43,792 votes)
Director: Bob Fosse
Writer: Joe Masteroff (based on the musical play "Cabaret" book by), John Van Druten (based on the play by), Christopher Isherwood (stories), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay)
Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey
Runtime: 124 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Musical
Released: 13 Feb 1972
Plot: A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

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