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Evan C

All That Jazz (1979)

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I nominated All That Jazz for the top 100 list. It's a reckoning with mortality and a stunning testament to the importance of vocation and art as a means of transcending the ugliness and shortcomings of the world through which art and supernatural inspiration (literally) offer a hope of salvation to a deeply broken, very unhealthy choreographer.

I wrote a review a few years ago, trying to delve into all the reasons I love this film.

https://catholiccinephile.wordpress.com/2018/08/09/all-that-jazz/


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Bumping this to encourage/remind everyone to watch it, if they haven't seen it. This has some of the greatest choreography captured on film, and the centrality of death to the story gives a deep spirituality to a story of failure and the sin of neglecting one's family, which I think makes it a perfect fit for the list.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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