Cabaret

Cabaret

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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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 Archives, [2018]
Branch Call Number: BLU CAB
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book
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Alternative Title: Cabaret (Motion picture : 1972)

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JCLHeatherM Sep 21, 2019

Set against the back drop of pre World War II Germany, young American Sally Bowles struggles for stardom while the Nazi Party continues to grow in support, slowing exerting their influence into German society.

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10derly
Aug 23, 2019

A worthy candidate as one of the best musicals of the later 20th century, Best Actress winner Liza Minnelli does a wonderful job as Sally Bowles. The mixture of wartime and metaphorical stage acts are entertainingly handled by Joel Grey, winner of the Best Supporting Oscar, and Ms. Minnelli.

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Derringer
Aug 16, 2019

Set in Berlin, Germany (1931) under the growing presence of Nazi domination - 1972's "Cabaret" was a musical-drama whose tangled story of unfulfilling personal dramas was set in and around the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

For the most part, I did enjoy watching the 12 musical numbers that were quite often imaginatively staged and energetically performed before a live audience at the Kit Kat Klub.

But, alas! - Along with the good moments, "Cabaret" also had an equal share of not-so-good moments, as well.

And, with that said - Unfortunately, I felt that actress, Liza Minnelli was not an easy person to warm up to as the flaky, ambitious, gold-digging character of nightclub singer, Sally Bowles.

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XGirl
Jul 21, 2019

Hello, darlings! - 1972's "Cabaret" has both its fair share of good moments, as well as its not-so-good moments, too. But - With that said - This musical-comedy-drama is certainly worth a view.

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elizabeth88_1
Jun 04, 2019

I was very pleased to see that "Cabaret" was on Netflix, and so I watched it! It is a great movie, and Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli totally and completely deserved their Oscar wins, and Bob Fosse also deserved his Best Director win!

Hillsboro_ElizabethH May 12, 2019

Liza Minnelli is absolutely amazing as Sally Bowles in this film! Not to mention Joel Grey reprises his role as the MC. Having seen the Broadway version, however, I'm not happy with all the changes they made. It seems that musicals made into movies from that era always had that problem - they changed the story line to "On the Town" and "Carousel" as well. Sigh.....

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ThomasJWhiting
Oct 03, 2018

GREAT 1972 film which won 8 Academy Awards - and deserved them. Lisa Minelli is particularly enchanting and does some fine dancing. Joel Grey is terrific as impish MC at interesting setting at 1931 Berlin's Kit Kat Klub.

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AwessomeST5
May 15, 2018

Absolutely fantastic! Amazing music. Interesting plot. An absolute gem.

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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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Life is a cabaret!

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