Cabaret

Cabaret

DVD - 2013
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With Hitler rising to power and anti-Semitism growing, the Cabaret is the only place to hide.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros., [2013]
Edition: 40th anniversary special ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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jstub
Oct 17, 2016

re: manmachine comments: I saw the song sequence of "The Future Belongs to Me" in light of the events that unfolded in history through 1945, and found it terrifying!! It served its purpose in underlining the dangers of the rising nationalism of Germany. And, looking at it from the tail end of the 2016 Presidential election, it still stands as a stark warning about the rise of brown-shirts and their demagogue leader.
The movie remains topical today.

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ManMachine
Aug 21, 2016

*Movie quote* - "Divine decadence!"

OK. Aside from Liza Minnelli's somewhat abrasive singing and her hideous eye make-up, as well - (Along with the story containing some totally unwelcome Nazi-glorification in its "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" sequence) - I certainly thought that, for the most part, 1972's "Cabaret" was one of the better Musical/Drama/Comedy pictures that I've seen in some time.

Set in Berlin (circa 1931) - Cabaret's best moments were, of course, its well-staged musical numbers (choreographed by director, Bob Fosse). It was especially showstoppers like "Maybe This Time" and "Mein Herr" (*watch video-clip*) that were the real standouts.

A winner of 8 Academy Awards - Cabaret was a fairly stylish and socially conscious production. And, believe it, or not - (Included in Cabaret's story of ruthless gold-digging and dreams of "being a somebody") - It also featured one of the first-ever mixed-gender love triangles to be seen in a mainstream, Hollywood picture.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jun 06, 2016

GREAT 1972 movie starring Liza Minnelli at age 26. I recently gave a listen to one of Liza's music CDs - she's a talented singer. Now I see what a terrific actress she is, too. Must be quite a help (and a challenge) to be the daughter of a superstar like Judy Garland.
Fascinating film setting in Berlin's vaudevillian Kit Kat Klub in 1931 with so many emerging political/economic/social/cultural changes.
Lots of excellent accompanying actors, etc. too; I particularly enjoyed Joel Grey as EmCee - he lit up the screen in all his numerous spots.

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Persnickety77
Nov 19, 2014

One of my top 10 favorite movies. Great songs, great acting, beautiful filming, great plot - it's got everything. Even if you're not a fan of musicals. you will like this one.

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COURIER3
May 05, 2014

EXCELLENT MUSIC, DANCING AND STORY LINE. ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS 1972

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Ron@Ottawa
Jan 27, 2014

Berlin in the 1930's, and you are in the smoke-filled Kit-Kat Cabaret. This 40-year old film continues to retain its magic over time. The backdrop depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany provides an interesting undercurrent amid the singing, dancing, and love affairs.

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Brilliant performances and music. Entertaining, but also uncomfortable at some points, so not a movie for kids...

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dbicket
Jun 17, 2012

my copy won't play

antoinearonin Mar 23, 2012

Sweet music, and tough history! makes you uncomfortable....before Nazism arrives...Great movie!

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phyllis49
Mar 20, 2012

Encore

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violet_buffalo_86
Jun 28, 2013

violet_buffalo_86 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

SpeedReader14 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Life is a cabaret!

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