|Plot Summary of All his Jazz : The Life and Death of Bob Fosse|
|"Bob Fosse was the academy award winning director of the movie Cabaret. He also directed the movie All that Jazz, an autobiographical story about a movie director who drinks and womanizes too much, and ends up dying of a heart attack. Gottfried takes the title of his biography of Fosse from this movie because Fosse actually died of a heart attack, eight years after filming All the Jazz.
Fosse choregraphed and directed great Broadway musicals, including Sweet Charity, Pippin, and Chicago. Gottfried's book is a treasure trove of character studies of some of the great Broadway and Hollywood producers, writers and actors, including Dustin Hoffman, Neil Simon and Gwen Verdon."
Susanna Marlowe, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of All his Jazz : The Life and Death of Bob Fosse|
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Story of entertainer?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Genius (really!)
- druggie/wino disease
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- New York
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- A lot 11-15 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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