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Chicago Title Chicago Venue Alice Springs Cinema Date Tuesday 25th February Directed by Rob Marshall Written by Bill Condon from the musical by John Kander Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Based on The play by Maurine Dallas Watkins The main reason why Chicago is such an appealing film is the way that everything is aesthetically pleasing and the way that its very easy to just sit back and watch everything happen before you from the music to the sets and costumes and even the normally cringing Hollywood murder scenes are just a pleasure listen and view The sets in Chicago give you a feeling that you really are in the 1920s and this goes hand in hand with the costumes which feed off each other to give you this feeling The set for the nightclub really grabbed my attention as it gave the perfect atmosphere of a venue of that time would feel with the cool sexiness that the world of jazz is associated with The only thing that I would have like to have seen would be some shots of the actual city or some of its famous locations Arguably the best thing that I found in Chicago was the music apart from the great job that the stars did of the main songs there was the background music which superb within itself and probably worthy of its own album held the movie together in what seemed like a seamless concoction of great jazz not wanting to stop for anyone and if it wasnt for the actors and their lines and songs I dont think it would All the song-and-dance numbers excluding all that jazz and the finale in the film are performed as a part of Roxies imagination which is a greatly unique way of incorporating the performances instead of just random outbursts of song This is the brainchild of Marshall and the screenwriter Bill Condon who changed the
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