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If you enjoy brilliant, classically presented films this is a 'MUST SEE'.
on November 4, 2016
I saw this movie when it was first released in 1965. My comprehension of the entire plot was amazing being that I was seven years old at the time. I am now fifty-eight years old, and this movie still is a "heavy hitter" to me. I read reviews on IMDb before watching it again. Most of the comments said it was slow moving and that only scenes with select actors and actresses were worth watching. I STRONGLY DISAGREE with all those comments. This film is a phenomenal ensemble movie. I believe Bob Fosse paid homage to Stanley Kramer in his direction of "Cabaret." Michael Dunn's part as the narrator in "Ship Of Fools" was revived in "Cabaret" by Joel Grey. Their narrations of the subject matter(s) in these movies were delivered with intelligence, sarcasm, and very dark humor. While the main plot in both movies was the taking over of Germany by the Nazis, each subplot was a little minute' on its own, but integral to the main plot. All of the cast were superb. Any actor that outshone another depends solely on your own particular taste and opinion. I thought the whole film was tremendous- from beginning to end. I am going to watch it again after completing this review.
This movie is very deep! If you enjoy brilliant, classically presented films this is a 'MUST SEE'. If you are not, you might as well skip it all together.
As a footnote- this was Vivian Leigh's last film before her death in 1967.