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Sean Freeman: All That Jazz

In honor of The Criterion Collection‘s re-release of “All That Jazz,” Sean Freeman created a series of typographic pieces that will adorn the packaging of the Blu-Ray/DVD combination set. Sean used 3D rendering over his signature hyperreal  style to illuminate some of the more dramatic themes in Bob Fosse’s 1979 film. His direction lends a modern flourish to film-noir inspired treatments and captures the darker side of musical theater.

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“The preternaturally gifted director and choreographer Bob Fosse turned the camera on his own life for this madly imaginative, self-excoriating musical masterpiece. Roy Scheider gives the performance of his career as Joe Gideon, whose exhausting work schedule—mounting a Broadway production by day and editing his latest movie by night—and routine of amphetamines, booze, and sex are putting his health at serious risk. Fosse burrows into Gideon’s (and his own) mind, rendering his interior world as phantasmagoric spectacle. Assembled with visionary editing that makes dance come alive on-screen as never before, and overflowing with sublime footwork by the likes of Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer, and Ben Vereen, All That Jazz pushes the musical genre to personal depths and virtuosic aesthetic heights.” – The Criterion Collection

 

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The box set is available for pre-order by August 26th on The Criterion Collection’s webstore.