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Encyclopedia > Cabaret (movie)

Cabaret is a 1972 film. It was directed by Bob Fosse and it stars Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. The film is set in Berlin in the run-up to the coming to power of the Nazis under Adolf Hitler in the early 1930s. 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Bob Fosse (June 23, 1927 - September 23, 1987) is known as one of musical theaters greatest choreographers and directors. ... Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress and singer. ... Joel Grey (born 11 April 1932) is an American stage and screen actor. ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). ... Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889–April 30, 1945) was the Führer und Reichskanzler (Leader and Imperial chancellor) of Germany from 1933 to his death. ... Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ...


The film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ...


It is based on the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret, which was in turn based in part on the stories of Christopher Isherwood. This article is about the street in New York City. ... Cabaret is a 1966 Broadway musical, based on John Van Drutens play I Am a Camera, based in its turn on stories by Christopher Isherwood, with book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, produced and directed by Hal Prince and starring Bert Convy... Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Christopher Isherwood (prior to 1946 Christopher William Bradshaw-Isherwood) (August 26, 1904 – January 4, 1986), Anglo-American novelist, was born at Disley, Cheshire in the north west of England. ...


Story line

Sally Bowles is an American singer at the Kit Kat night club in early 1930s Berlin. She rents a room to Brian, a reserved English academic and writer. Brian gives English lessons to earn a living while completing his German studies. She unsuccessfully tries to seduce him and concludes he is gay. They become friends and Brian is witness to Sally's anarchic bohemian life in the last days of the German Weimar Republic. The violence of the Nazis' rise to power is repeatedly present but always only glimpsed in moments throughout the film. The songs are nearly all performances at the Kit Kat club and tend to have an overt sexual content. Brian and Sally eventually become lovers and Brian concludes that his previous failures with women are because they were the wrong ones. A rich playboy, Max, befriends and seduces them both but then abandons them, leaving Sally pregnant but unsure who the father is. Brian offers to marry her and take her back to his university life in Cambridge. Sally realises she could never lead such a quiet academic life and goes ahead with a planned abortion. The film ends with Brian departing for England by train and Sally continuing her life in Berlin. The club's master of ceremonies is only seen in his stage persona, but provides repeated knowing looks to that camera that the party is about to end. A sub plot concerns a Jewish man who had been passing as Christian who falls for and marries a wealthy Jewish heiress. We are left wondering what their fate will be. The film is largely made in low light and has a film noir feel, although made in colour. The period of German history from 1919 to 1933 is known as the Weimar Republic (Pronounced Vye-Mar, and in German it is known as the Weimarer Republik). It is named after the city of Weimar, where a national assembly convened to produce a new constitution after the German monarchy... The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). ... The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the regional centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ... Film noir is a stylistic approach to genre films forged in depression-era detective and gangster movies and hard-boiled detective stories which were a staple of pulp fiction. ...


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