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All That Jazz

All That Jazz

All That Jazz

1979 / 123min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: BOB FOSSE

CAST: ROY SCHEIDER

“It’s showtime, folks!” Playing the chain-smoking, Dexedrine-and-Alka-Seltzer-popping, serially womanizing workaholic choreographer/filmmaker Joe Gideon, a perpetually black-clad Roy Scheider is the thinly-disguised alter-ego of director Fosse, whose musical film-a-clef dramatizes a bout of manic work in the mid-‘70s that nearly killed him. A gloomy, death-obsessed, self-flagellating work that nevertheless crackles throughout with moments of ecstatic cinematic verve, including the bravura audition scene set to George Benson’s cover of “On Broadway” and the flatline grand finale of “Bye, Bye Life,” cut with flair by ace editor Alan Heim.