Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1970s

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1970s

Director: Shirley Jones, Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, Shirley MacLaine

Cast: Shirley Jones, Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, Shirley MacLaine

     
 
Take a trip back to an era when musicals were evolving into something much more than fluffy dance-a-thons with happy endings in this documentary hosted by Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones. Disco and rock were transforming the musical as audiences knew it. All of a sudden it wasn't about families dancing together in rolling hills, but kids rebelling in the classroom,

Overview

Take a trip back to an era when musicals were evolving into something much more than fluffy dance-a-thons with happy endings in this documentary hosted by Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones. Disco and rock were transforming the musical as audiences knew it. All of a sudden it wasn't about families dancing together in rolling hills, but kids rebelling in the classroom, strutting disco dancers, and sweet transvestites with a taste for intergalactic mayhem. In this film, Jones offers an in-depth look at Cabaret, the film that rocketed Liza Minnelli to stardom, and John Travolta's iconic performances in Grease and Saturday Night Fever. Later, after exploring the electric jolt of rock and cinema delivered by The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tommy, and Rock and Roll High School, we discover how Charlie and the Chocolate Factory made Gene Wilder a household name, and reflect on the career of Bob Fossee though interviews with Ann Reinking, Gwen Verdon, and Shirley MacLaine, who helped to make All That Jazz an Oscar-winning box-office sensation.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/2009
UPC:
0089835811098
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Great Musical Treasu
Region Code:
0
Time:
2:10:00

Special Features

Bonus material includes extended interviews and stories from Joel Grey, Tommy Tune, John Badham, Peter Allen, Anne Reinking, Barry Bostwick, Beverly D'Angelo, ALlan Arkush, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1970s
2. The Musical Rebels [3:52]
3. Still Mining Broadway [5:08]
4. Cabaret [17:00]
5. Rock Opera and Movies [9:22]
6. From Rock to Disco [11:21]
7. And Back Again [4:43]
2. That Is Entertainment [4:30]
3. Going for Grease [9:39]
4. The Candy Man [7:39]
5. Mae West's Last Hurrah [7:44]
6. Fosse's Triumph [7:29]
7. Scorsese Makes a Musical [8:40]
8. "Musical" Was a Dirty Word [6:03]
1. Joel Grey - "Cabaret" Changes From Stage to Screen [:45]
2. Tommy Tune - Making "The Boy Friend" [3:01]
3. John Badham - Bee Gees and "Saturday Night Fever" [3:01]
4. John Badham - The Opening Scene of "Saturday Night Fever" [1:45]
5. John Badham - Casting Dancers for "Saturday Night Fever" [:52]
6. Peter Allen and Paul Ryan - "All That Jazz" (From 1979) [1:30]
7. Anne Reinking Talks About Bob Fosse [2:11]
8. Betty Garrett Talks About Bob Fosse [1:19]
9. Anne Reinking - Roy Scheider and Albert Finney [1:14]
10. Barry Bostwick - Art Direction "Rocky Horrow Picture Show" [1:18]
11. Barry Bostwick - "Rocky Horror" Acting Style [1:00]
12. Barry Bostwick - Will "Rocky Horror" Last? [1:17]
13. Beverly D'Angelo - Making "Hair" [1:25]
14. Beverly D'Angelo - Twyla Tharp and Milos Forman [1:14]
15. Allan Arkush - Working for Roger Corman [2:48]
16. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Rare Interview From 1983 [2:06]

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