Lenny – Review


I think it was only most fitting that Bob Fosse of all people was the man who went behind making a film about Lenny Bruce. But how exactly would a biopic be able to capture a sense of what the man was truly all about? Maybe it was the fact that Bob Fosse was already working himself up to the point he’s captured a sense of what the man was like on the inside, for he was editing this at the same time he was choreographing Chicago, something he went ahead and fictionalized eventually in All That Jazz, his own invitation to a glimpse at the creative process of an artist. And that’s only a fraction of what made me love Bob Fosse as much as I do, because like All That Jazz which came later, he didn’t want to take someone else’s story and turn it into any other disposable biopic. I’ve known the name of Lenny Bruce for a while already, and I’ve already found a newfound respect for him thanks to what Bob Fosse had painted of him in Lenny.

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All That Jazz – Review


Behind the glamour that one imagines inside of working in the entertainment industry, there’s that miserable soul behind it all who essentially works himself to death. A metaphor representing director Bob Fosse, who notably was staging Chicago yet editing his Academy Award-nominated Lenny at the same time, Fosse’s semi-autobiographical tale, All That Jazz, is not only a picture of the experience in show business, but it is also one of the most, if not the most innovative musicals of its very own kind – such a wonder only comes once in a lifetime it is merely unbelievable. Continue reading →