Welcome back to our discussion of CABARET, with our stunt film virgin Jenny providing her insights, while Mike and Vinnie discover a deeper appreciation for the film.
CABARET marks the end of Fosse and Verdon’s marriage, although they never divorced. (This particular point in their relationship is captured beautifully, and performed masterfully, in the miniseries FOSSE/VERDON.) It’s also where Fosse dreamed up the television special LIZA WITH A Z while watching Liza Minnelli dance and sing at 110% for every take.
CABARET would have been enough for Fosse to make his mark, and establish him as a bona fide artist – but pairing it with the Emmy for LIZA WITH A Z and the Tony for PIPPIN all in the same year crowned Fosse as a phenomenon.
Wilkommen! Come taste the wine, and take a listen to our thoughts on CABARET.
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
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.