All That Jazz

1979, 123m, 35mm, U.S.

Bob Fosse cranks 8 ½ up to a 10 in his tour-de-force portrait of a chain-smoking, pill-popping, self-destructing choreographer-cum-lothario who bears more than a passing resemblance to Fosse himself. A powerhouse exploration of the creative process and its personal costs with an electrifying Scheider as Joe Gideon, a top movie and theatre director dancing on the third rail at home, in the cutting room, and in the rehearsal hall all at once. Nominated for nine Oscars including Best Picture, Director, and Actor, the film won four including for Alan Heim’s sizzling editing.

A film by Bob Fosse