Friday, December 20, 2019

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Angelique: Do you believe in love?
Joe: I believe in saying, "I love you."
It helps you concentrate.

A happy 40 to one of the musicals I actually unabashedly adore -- if you've been here at MNPP long enough you know I'm not especially a Musical Person, but if they're interesting subversions (read: dark) of the genre tropes I usually find grating (read: sunny) then I tend to be more open, more willing, and All That Jazz is a fantasia of death and drug abuse that's impossible to look away from. 

I'd be curious to re-watch it now in this post Fosse/Verdon world we live in; Bob Fosse wasn't exactly insincere with regards to his faults but that show laid them out in ways he never would've been entirely able to. Plus  you know Michelle Williams goes and gives one of the great performances of the decade in it...

1 comment:

Pax Romano said...

When I had open-heart surgery a few years back, I kept waiting for Jessica Lange to appear to me...also I was waiting on my big "final scene" music number. Happily, the surgery went off without a hitch and none of those things happened to me. But, boy oh boy, I kept thinking about this movie during the whole ordeal.