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All That Jazz

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"All That Jazz" is also a song from the musical Chicago.

All That Jazz is a 1979 musical film and semi-autobiographical fantasy by and about Bob Fosse.

Roy Scheider plays Joe Gideon, a chain-smoking, pill-popping, womanizing, workaholic choreographer and director. Fosse was inspired by his own manic effort to edit his movie Lenny (about Lenny Bruce) while simultaneously staging his musical Pippin.

It was written by Robert Alan Arthur and Fosse, and directed by Fosse. Besides Scheider, it starred Ann Reinking (as the Fosse-Scheider character's girl friend and lead dancer), Cliff Gorman (who played Lenny Bruce on stage), Ben Vereen (Fosse's star in Pippin), and featured Jessica Lange as Death.

An odd tribute to show business, sex and death, All That Jazz was nominated for several Oscars, winning for Art Direction, stage direction, best costume, Best Editing (Alan Heim) and original score.

The film won the 1980 Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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