The Mind-Bending Cinema of Bob Fosse

Through cinematography and editing, Bob Fosse made film pliable so that it could move to the rhythms of music and bodies in motion—so that it could dance. His 1979 masterpiece All That Jazz was his ultimate achievement in this regard. Watch the first six minutes—in which Roy Scheider’s Fosse surrogate, Joe Gideon, auditions hordes of dancers for his upcoming show—and know you’re in the hands of a master filmmaker.

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