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Monday, April 7, 2014

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: Cabaret

This is not your Head Trucker's kind of movie, but it's unforgettable for two things: Liza Minelli's voice, and this brief exchange - breathtaking at the time for a 17-year-old closeted gay kid hidden away in the Deep South:
"Screw Maximilian!"

"I do."

Steve Hayes reviews the award-winning musical:
Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey give iconic, Oscar winning performances in Bob Fosse's brilliant CABARET (1972). The plot deals with a tragic affair between a would-be novelist and a cabaret chanteuse, set against the decadence of pre-Nazi Berlin in the early 1930's. Based on the writings of Christopher Isherwood, shot on location in Berlin and adapted from the Tony winning Kander and Ebb musical, it also stars Michael York, Marissa Berenson and Helmut Griem. Filled with eye-popping musical numbers, brilliant performances, and Fosse's subtle direction, CABARET is an unsurpassed musical achievement not to be missed!

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Frank said...

Loved the movie when it came out - especially love the cabaret numbers and Joel Grey's German accent.

Tim said...

A brilliant film, still playing the album 42 years later.

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