Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cabaret


Cabaret (Special Edition)

#63 on the 2007 AFI Top 100 American Movies list.

Cabaret is a 1972 musical film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey. The film is set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the ominous presence of the growing National Socialist Party.

The film is loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret by Kander and Ebb, which was adapted from The Berlin Stories of Christopher Isherwood and the play I Am a Camera. Only a few numbers from the stage score were used; Kander and Ebb wrote new ones to replace those that were discarded. In the traditional manner of musical theater, every significant character in the stage version of Cabaret sings to express emotion and advance the plot; but in the film version, the musical numbers are entirely diegetic, and only two of the film's major characters (The Emcee and Sally) sing any songs.

* Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles
* Michael York as Brian Roberts
* Joel Grey as The Emcee
* Helmut Griem as Maximilian von Heune
* Fritz Wepper as Fritz Wendel
* Marisa Berenson as Natalia Landauer
* Helen Vita as Frost
* Oliver Collignon (Mark Lambert, singing) as Nazi youth

All songs written by John Kander and Fred Ebb

1. "Willkommen" (Welcome) - Master of Ceremonies, the Cabaret Girls
2. "Mein Herr" - Sally
3. "Maybe This Time" - Sally
4. "The Money Song" - Master of Ceremonies, Sally
5. "Two Ladies" - Master of Ceremonies, two of the Cabaret Girls
6. "Sitting Pretty" - Instrumental
7. "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" - Nazi youth
8. "Tiller Girls" - Master of Ceremonies, the Cabaret Girls
9. "Heiraten (Married)" - Greta Keller
10. "If You Could See Her (The Gorilla Song)" - Master of Ceremonies, (unknown) in a gorilla suit
11. "Cabaret" - Sally
12. "Finale" - Master of Ceremonies

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