Monday, April 16, 2012

beyond fred, ginger & gene

Fosse. Again. Yes. His 1969 film adaptation of "Sweet Charity" was written off in its day. Hastily so. And so was Fosse as a filmmaker. For some bizarre reason, the overrated "Cabaret" changed all that. But "Charity" is the better film. As this sequence demonstrates.

The number: “There’s Got to be Someplace Better Than This”

The composers: Cy Coleman and lyric by Dorothy Fields

The singers: Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera and Paula Kelly

The choreographer: Bob Fosse

The dancers: MacLaine, Rivera and Kelly

The cinematographer: Robert Surtees

The editor: Stuart Gilmore

The production designers: Alexander Golitzen and George C. Webb

1 comment:

Carol said...

I like this number but, boy, compared to the other two dancers is Shirley MacLaine ever heavy on her feet!