Every Little Step

Every Little Step

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Director: Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern

Cast: Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee

     
 

The central premise of the Kirkwood-Dante-Kleban-Hamlisch Broadway musical A Chorus Line is by now overly familiar, examining as it does the 17 actors auditioning for spots in a chorus line on the Great White Way. Recalling Donn Pennebaker's See more details below

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Overview

The central premise of the Kirkwood-Dante-Kleban-Hamlisch Broadway musical A Chorus Line is by now overly familiar, examining as it does the 17 actors auditioning for spots in a chorus line on the Great White Way. Recalling Donn Pennebaker's Moon Over Broadway and other similar efforts, documentarians Adam Del Deo and James D. Stern's film Every Little Step travels behind the scenes of the auditions for 2006 revival of A Chorus Line to investigate the goings-on and the interplay among the hopefuls. The film thus establishes a neat corollary between the events of the play itself and the offstage experiences of the aspiring tryouts. On top of this, Stern and Del Deo work in a layer that pertains to the original genesis of the show, and its evolution from an idea by Michael Bennett, who recorded an ensemble of dancers speaking confessionally and used that as the basis for everything else. Here, the filmmakers play those original tapes back, on-camera, thus resurrecting old ghosts; score composer Marvin Hamlisch also turns up and revokes the past, courtesy of a revealing and racy little nugget about the history of the tune "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three." Above all else, the film works in extensive footage of the auditions themselves, on songs such as "At the Ballet" and "I Can Do That" -- thus interweaving an aura of suspense throughout the narrative over who will eventually wind up in the production itself. The title of the documentary, of course, is a reference to the lyric of the seminal tune "One" ("One singular sensation, every little step she takes").

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/2009
UPC:
0043396309623
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
35,822

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Deleted Scenes; "Donna McKechnie: In Conversation" Featurette; Commentary with Director's Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern and Composer Marvin Hamlisch; A New Interview with John Breglio, Bob Avian and Baayok Lee

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donna McKechnie Participant
Baayork Lee Participant
Bob Avian Participant
Michael Bennett Participant
Charlotte D'amboise Participant
Marvin Hamlisch Participant

Technical Credits
Adam Del Deo Director,Producer
James D. Stern Director,Producer
John Breglio Executive Producer
Christopher C. Chen Executive Producer
Jane Antonia Cornish Score Composer
Brad Fuller Editor
Marvin Hamlisch Score Composer
Douglas E. Hansen Executive Producer
Eleanor Nett Co-producer
Fernando Villena Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Every Little Step
1. Scene 1 [3:59]
2. Scene 2 [1:53]
3. Scene 3 [3:29]
4. Scene 4 [1:48]
5. Scene 5 [3:24]
6. Scene 6 [3:26]
7. Scene 7 [2:07]
8. Scene 8 [3:26]
9. Scene 9 [3:58]
10. Scene 10 [3:01]
11. Scene 11 [3:23]
12. Scene 12 [2:01]
13. Scene 13 [4:21]
14. Scene 14 [4:35]
15. Scene 15 [3:21]
16. Scene 16 [5:42]
17. Scene 17 [1:25]
18. Scene 18 [3:10]
19. Scene 19 [2:20]
20. Scene 20 [2:57]
21. Scene 21 [2:34]
22. Scene 22 [3:42]
23. Scene 23 [4:08]
24. Scene 24 [2:26]
25. Scene 25 [4:40]
26. Scene 26 [3:15]
27. Scene 27 [:55]
28. Scene 28 [7:36]

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