Cabaret

Original title Cabaret
English title Cabaret
Director Bob Fosse

Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1927
Other films / Filmography 1983. Star 80
1979. All That Jazz
1974. Lenny
Country of production USA
Producer Cy Feuer
Year of production 1972
Screenwriter Joe Masteroff,
Jay Presson Allen
Cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth
Film editor David Bretherton
Running time 124 min
Distributor Allied Artists Pictures (1972) (USA) (theatrical)
Cast Liza Minnelli,
Michael York,
Helmut Griem,
Joel Grey,
Fritz Wepper,
Marisa Berenson,
Helen Vita
Synopsis Cabaret (1972), an ambitious adaptation of the Fred Ebb–John Kander stage success that itself had been based on the nonmusical play I Am a Camera—all of them derived from Christopher Isherwood’s The Berlin Stories. The musical, which was set in 1930s Berlin during Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, starred Liza Minnelli, who was a revelation as the “divinely decadent” Sally Bowles, an ambitious nightclub performer who becomes involved with a British writer (Michael York). Joel Grey was unforgettable as the leering cadaverous master of ceremonies, and the new songs (“Mein Herr” and “The Money Song”) by Ebb and Kander were especially notable. Fosse, however, was clearly the film’s creative centre. Cabaret featured imaginative showstopping numbers and, like most of Fosse’s work, dealt with the seamier side of show business, presenting adult themes rather than the lighthearted romantic fare typically associated with musicals. Fosse’s expressive, sometimes exaggerated use of camera movement, editing, and garish colour and lighting visually accentuates the decay and ugliness of the story. The film won eight Academy Awards, including best director for Fosse. Minnelli and Grey also received Oscars.
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