This is is, Jazz Hams.
The official conclusion of the Fossepocalypse. (There will be one bonus round after this, but the musical filmography of Mr. Bob Fosse ends here.)
We discuss John Lithgow as Michael Bennet stand in, the weird head canon of Richard Dreyfuss as Joe Gideon, and the producing shenanigans pulled to get this film over the finish line.
The film ended up with a slew of Oscar noms, including a Best Actor nom for Roy Scheider, but didn’t win any of the big awards. It did tie for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, though (with a Kurosawa film). (Wrap your head around that!)
Join us as we celebrate a terrific entertainer, not much of a humanitarian, and a very complicated friend!
All That Jazz (1979)
Rating: 7.9/10 (27,608 votes)
Director: Bob Fosse
Writer: Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse
Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer
Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Released: 20 Dec 1979
Plot: Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid career of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.