Monday, April 27, 2015

CHICAGO - THE MOVIE

Directed by Rob Marshall / 2002 - Screenplay by Bill Condon - Orchestrations by Doug Besterman - Choreography by Rob Marshall

Cast: Renée Zellweger (Roxie Hart), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Velma Kelly), Richard Gere (Billy Flynn), John C. Reilly (Amos Hart), Queen Latifah (Matron "Mama" Morton), Catherine Baranski (Mary Sunshine)

The plot: Chicago, the roaring 20s. Roxie Hart, a married chorus girl, murders her faithless lover and ends up at the Cook County Jail, where she meets the famous Velma Kelly, a vaudeville actress who murdered her husband and sister. With the help of Matron “Mama” Morton they both get Billy Flynn as their lawyer, who in turn of money is willing to do everything to make them famous and pronounced innocent. Once free from jail, Roxie and Velma became a successful nightclub attraction.

Awards: Oscar for Best Film, Supporting Actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Art Direction, Costumes, Edition, Sound. Golden Globe for Movie Musical/Comedy, Actor (Richard Gere), Actress (Renée Zellweger). BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Sound. Broadcast Film Critics Association for Best Movie, Supporting Actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Acting Ensemble. Screen Actors Guild for Best Actress (Renée Zellweger), Supporting Actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Cast. Directors Guild fo America for Best Director. BMI Film & TV for Best Film Music.

Awards Nominations: Oscar for Best Director, Actress (Renée Zellweger), Supporting Actor (John C. Reilly), Supporting Actress (Queen Latifah), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Song ("I Move On"). Golden Globe for Best Director, Supporting Actor (John C. Reilly), Supporting Actress (Queen Latifah), Screenplay. BAFTA for Best Movie, Director, Actress (Renée Zellweger), Supporting Actress (Queen Latifah), Cinematography, Film Music, Editing, Costumes, Production Design. Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor (Richard Gere), Supporting Actress (Queen Latifah).


Tracks: All That Jazz - Funny Honey - The Cell Block Tango - When You're Good to Momma - All I Care About - We Both Reached for the Gun - Roxie - I Can't Do It Alone - Mr. Cellophane - Razzle Dazzle - Class - Nowadays - Hot Honey Rag - I Move On


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