Fosse/Verdon

Fosse/Verdon

DVD - 2019
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Bob Fosse is a visionary filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors. Gwen Verdon is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Fosse/Verdon will tell the story of these two brilliant, complicated individuals and the love they shared, the art they created, and the price they paid in the pursuit of greatness.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD TV FOS
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 402 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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singidunum_25
Jul 04, 2020

This is a story of the couple's troubled personal/professional relationship and very unhealthy/unbalanced family life and of course, about their indisputable creativity and ambition that trumped everything else in their lives. Portrayed as manipulative, ego centric and superficial individuals, they are far from being outliers and they totally “deserved” each other. And as has been seen many times before, when grown ups play such a game, kids are who suffer the most, so my sympathies go to their daughter only.
Wondering, why humility and creativity of any sort can not coexist together? Is vanity our greatest sin after all?

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pumpkin79
Mar 08, 2020

Just finished this. Enjoyed it very much. Didn't mind all the jumping back and forth - you just had to pay strict attention to it all the time. I was lucky and have close caption on my TV. Michelle Williams was terrific in her role. I have always enjoyed every film she has been in. I have not been much of a fan of Sam Rockwell but certainly came to a new appreciation of him in this role.

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whyareyoudoingthis
Mar 06, 2020

Superb acting out of 2 very talented but complicated lives in a very complex relationship. The story is presented with flashbacks I often found both irritating and confusing at times, but which expressed these lives in a way. Still, would now like to see a shorter, coherent single time line presentation of same.

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posie12
Feb 14, 2020

Followed up on Youtube for a really good documentary about Fosse and Verdon .

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ThomasJWhiting
Feb 01, 2020

VERY GOOD 2019 television mini-series with 8 episodes covering the lengthy career of talented choreographer plus Bob Fosse - and his talented partner Gwen Verdon whom he had a lengthy but a bit, um, broken relationship with. All actors are excellent and while the series was a bit confusing for me, as it travelled back and forth in time, it does give you a sense of what these two great film and Broadway stars achieved over time, and their own individual personalities.

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ddevos
Jan 14, 2020

Revealing tale of the reality of show biz. The sexual predation of Bob Fossey and the delicate balance Gwen Vernon danced in being his muse, master and wife. So sad his daughter struggled with addiction but so understandable. I just loved Michelle Williams portrayal of Gwen. Sam Rockwell is also excellent. In this time of “Me Too” it should be required watching for any young woman who is interested in acting, dance or modelling.

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22189bernadette
Dec 03, 2019

Loved it! Rare and kind of perfect.

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BeausPerson
Nov 27, 2019

Michelle Williams is amazing as Gwen Verdon and Sam Rockwell disappears into the character of Bob Fosse. The story goes back and forth in time and may have meandered a bit, but in the end it tells a pretty amazing story of the show-biz team/couple and the people around them.

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beherenow12
Oct 25, 2019

There is NO closed captioning! And, no possible way to understand Fosse's mumbling.
WHAT A SHAME!

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vickmeister
Oct 21, 2019

The complicated, fascinating story of the interconnected lives and careers of Bob Fosse, a highly talented Broadway dancer who became a celebrated choreographer and filmmaker, and Gwen Verdon, another shining Broadway talent who became his muse and his rock. A must see for the Broadway fan, this delves deep into Fosse's inner darkness and how it both fueled his greatest works and sabotaged his personal relationships. My one complaint about this otherwise outstanding production is that at times they leap across from time period to time period in a way that seems random and confusing, but at other times serves its purpose well. You also get to see the backstage blood, sweat, and tears that goes into making a successful theatre or cinematic production, and the toll that it takes on dancers and their relationships. Through all of it, Gwen stayed by Fosse's side, even as their marriage eventually crumbled. Excellent.

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