"Chicago" continues the reinvention of the musical that started with "Moulin Rouge." Although modern audiences don't like to see stories.
On Dec. 27, , Rob Marshall's musical Chicago debuted in theaters on its way to award- season glory. The film, starring Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones, claimed six Oscars at the 75th Academy Awards, including best picture. It tells the sordid tale of Roxie Hart.
The movie, set in Prohibition-era Chicago following the murder trial of the manipulative kewpie doll Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger), is tough.
The New York Review of Books. August 20, Marshall doesn't doggedly follow Fosse. He uses scenes from many other musicals. Chicago is, among other.
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