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Tue
12
Nov
2019
 

All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay, by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse, is a semi-autobiographical fantasy based on aspects of Fosse's life and career as a dancer, choreographer and director. It stars Roy Scheider, in a perhaps career best performance, as Joe Gideon (Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

The film was inspired by Fosse's manic effort to edit his film Lenny while simultaneously staging the 1975 Broadway musical Chicago. It borrows its title from the Kander and Ebb tune "All That Jazz" in that production. The film won the Palme d'Or at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. Not for the faint-hearted, this movie is loaded with talent, beautiful and jarring images, and even a moral. Foss survived his hedonism and through this great film he sought to warn others away from its inevitable effects.

 

 

Fri
03
May
2019
 

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. In the film, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin Brody (Played by Roy Scheider) to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfus) and a professional shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw in scene stealing form). Iconic film and arguably the best thing Spielberg has ever done. Watch out for the central USS Indianapolis speech given by Quint out on the boat - get's you every time. Rare chance to see this on the big screen. Altogether now, Dummm Dummm..............Dummmm Dummmm........Dummm Dummm Dummm Dummm Dmmmmm