Bob Fosse Roger Angell - Essay

Roger Angell

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

The folks over at MAD [Magazine] are going to have an easy time of it when they get around to putting out their version of "All That Jazz,"… which is based, we are given to understand, on Fosse's own life in the theatre. For one thing, the MAD artists and writers won't have to waste any time thinking up their customary funny, far-out version of the events up on the screen, because Bob Fosse and his associates, including the producer and co-author, the late Robert Alan Aurthur, have come up with a picture that defies further broadening: it is its own MAD, and the balloons in the strips can be filled in with dialogue right out of the picture. (pp. 69-70)

Come to think of it, and...

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