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Observing her acting The pinnacle of Liza Minnellis career as an actress is her role as Sally Bowles in Cabaret The movie is a terrific piece scoring seven academy awards in 1972 including Minnellis Oscar for Best Actress Bob Fosse the director has brilliantly illustrated the lives of several people and the time they lived in All characters driven by sympathetic goals but their futures are complicated by the events of their localeXGermany in 1931 the dawn of Nazi dominion Intertwined in the narrative of these characters stories are musical scores complete with girls and dancing to emphasize andor to foreshadow the intensity of these lives Minnellis contribution to Cabaret lies in her superb portrayal of Sally Bowles the singer of the Kit Kat Klub Bowles is a bundle of contradictions In the beginning of the film the audience is greeted by her flightiness when she first meets Brian Roberts the Englishman of letters who is to become her housemate She flits about throwing comments making impressions and changing topics of conversations At one point she asks him to tell her all about himself but interrupts him before he begins She carries herself very swiftly and very self-assuredly perhaps to allow no audible rejections Nonetheless by midway of the film Sallys strong will and ability to face reality with humor seep out She is not easily embarrassed by Brians rejection when she made a seductive move on him she is not beaten by her fathers lack of love for her she undergoes an abortion to keep her dream of becoming a movie star afloat she is aware of her gold-digging motives Minnelli could pull off Sallys idiosyncrasies because she doesnt demonize Sallys flamboyance nor glorify Sallys strength to survive She played Sally with one specific action Sallys thirst for attention hence she can say vain little linesXDo I shock you darlingXand commit adultery without aggravating the audience The two aspects of Liza Minnellis acting
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