Retrospective 02 – All That Jazz, Dancer in the Dark, Sweeney Todd

Here’s a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Retrospectives, a monthly series where we pick a handful of movies tied around a specific theme, a filmmaker or an actor and have an honest chat about them. This month we chose to talk about musicals (partly in conjunction with an upcoming short series of musical-themed episodes coming to the main show) with a small twist of discussing the idea of subverting conventionality in the context of a musical. Over the course of our in-depth conversation you will hear us talk about Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz and how he managed to weave elements of his own autobiography and meta-commentary on the filmmaking process into a vivid musical fantasy, Lars Von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark and his mission to warp the perennial escapist intention of a musical to unsettle the viewer, and Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd as an example of an expressionist, genre-tilted musical production.¬†

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