Cabaret

Cabaret

Liza Minnelli
Director: Bob Fosse Cast: Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
, Michael York
Michael York
, Joel Grey
Joel Grey
Bob Fosse

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Overview

Originally a 1966 Broadway musical, this groundbreaking Bob Fosse musical was in turn based on Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin, previously dramatized for stage and screen as I Am a Camera with Julie Harris as Sally Bowles. Fosse uses the decadent and vulgar cabaret as a mirror image of German society sliding toward the Nazis, and this intertwining of entertainment with social history marked a new step forward for the movie musical. Michael York plays a British writer who comes to Berlin in the early 1930s in hopes of becoming a teacher. He makes the acquaintance of flamboyant American entertainer Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli. Sally works at the Kit Kat Klub, a George Grosz-like Berlin cabaret where each night the smirking, androgynous Master of Ceremonies (Joel Grey) introduces a jazz-driven "girlie show" to his debauched audience. Virtually all the film's musical numbers are staged within the confines of the Kit Kat Klub, and each song comments on the plot and on Germany's "progression" from hedonism to Hitlerism. Most of the Broadway score by John Kander and Fred Ebb was retained, with the welcome addition of "The Money Song." Although it lost Best Picture to The Godfather, Cabaret won eight Oscars, including awards to Minnelli, Grey, and Fosse. A heavily expurgated 88-minute version of Cabaret has been prepared for commercial TV presentations, regarded by many as dramatically inferior to the full cut.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2013
UPC: 0883929265992
Original Release: 1972
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 3,705

Special Features

Commentary by Stephen Tropiano; Featurette Cabaret: The Musical That Changed Musicals; Vintage Featurettes Cabaret: A Legend in the Making and The Recreation of an Era

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liza Minnelli Sally Bowles
Michael York Brian Roberts
Joel Grey Master of Ceremonies
Helmut Griem Maximilian von Heune
Marisa Berenson Natalia Landauer
Fritz Wepper Fritz
Kathryn Doby Actor
George Hartmann Willi
Sigrid VonRichtofen Fraulein Maur
Estrongo Nachama Cantor
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel Fraulein Schneider
Ricky Renee Elke
Gerd Vespermann Bobby
Helen Vita Fraulein Kost
Ralf Wolter Herr Ludwig

Technical Credits
Bob Fosse Director,Choreography
Jay Presson Allen Screenwriter
David Bretherton Editor
Ralph Burns Musical Direction/Supervision
Fred Ebb Songwriter
Cy Feuer Producer
Charlotte Flemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Douglas Green Asst. Director
David Hildyard Sound/Sound Designer
John Kander Score Composer
Hans Jurgen Kiebach Art Director
Herbert Strabel Set Decoration/Design
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
Hugh Wheeler Screenwriter
Rolf Zehetbauer Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cabaret
1. Scene 1 [9:32]
2. Scene 2 [10:56]
3. Scene 3 [10:08]
4. Scene 4 [8:57]
5. Scene 5 [10:38]
6. Scene 6 [9:57]
7. Scene 7 [9:24]
8. Scene 8 [11:41]
9. Scene 9 [6:25]
10. Scene 10 [1:51]
11. Scene 11 [4:00]
12. Scene 12 [7:28]
13. Scene 13 [8:20]

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