All That Jazz (1979)
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All That Jazz surprised me on many levels. Underneath all that dazzle and glitter there was a really serious tone to the movie as it primarily dealt with themes of dysfunctional relationships and death. It also portrayed a deeply flawed, but therefore deeply human man played to perfection by Roy Scheider. This Academy Award-nominated performance is one of the best I've ever seen. The music and dance numbers are all brilliant. Well, perhaps the last one went on a bit too long, though it was probably done on purpose to strengthen the theme and impact of that curtain call.
I started clapping, alone in my livingroom. Breath taking directing.
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This movie ranks #15 in IMDb's Musical Top 50
This movie ranks #24 in IMDb's Music Top 50
This movie ranks #25 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #40 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
This movie ranks #49 in Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
This movie ranks #50 in IMDb's 1970s Top 50
This movie ranks #70 in Stanley Kubrick, Cinephile
This movie ranks #245 in 501 Must See Movies
This movie ranks #247 in Empire 500
This movie ranks #319 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #336 in National Film Registry
This movie ranks #460 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #564 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #640 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #714 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
This movie ranks #744 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #820 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
This movie ranks #851 in The Criterion Collection