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Giuseppe Rotunno Remembers Bob Fosse & ALL THAT JAZZ

July 29
12:05 AM 2014

Giuseppe Rotunno Remembers Bob Fosse & ALL THAT JAZZLegendary cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno reflects on working with master stage and screen director Bob Fosse on the movie musical ALL THAT JAZZ as part of a new interview.

When asked about his experience on the set of the classic film, Rotunno shares, "It was the dream of my life because I loved the work on films."

"And then it was like working with five directors at once, but without the problems of having to work with so many," Rotunno says of the multi-talented helmer.

The official description of ALL THAT JAZZ is as follows: "The preternaturally gifted director and choreographer Bob Fosse turned the camera on his own life for this madly imaginative, self-excoriating musical masterpiece. Roy Scheider gives the performance of his career as Joe Gideon, whose exhausting work schedule-mounting a Broadway production by day and editing his latest movie at night-and routine of amphetamines, booze, and sex are putting his health at serious risk. Fosse burrows into Gideon's (and his own) mind, rendering his interior world as phantasmagoric spectacle. Assembled with visionary editing that makes dance come alive on-screen as never before, and overflowing with sublime footwork by the likes of Ben Vereen, Leland Palmer, and the awesomely leggy Ann Reinking, All That Jazz pushes the musical genre to personal depths and virtuosic aesthetic heights."

More information on ALL THAT JAZZ on Blu-ray is available at the official Criterion Collection site here.

View the new video interview with Giuseppe Rotunno about ALL THAT JAZZ below.

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