Chicago by Rob Marshall
The Movie and Lyrics (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook)

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A magnificent visual book in full color with over 120 photos about the making of the major feature film Chicago, based on the award-winning musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse.

Everyone loves a legend, but in Chicago, there's only room for one. Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) burns in the spotlight as a nightclub sensation. When she shoots her philandering husband, she lands on Chicago's famed murderess row, retains Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), and is the center of the town's most notorious murder case, only increasing her celebrity.

Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger), seduced by the city's promise of style and adventure, dreams of singing and dancing her way to stardom. When Roxie's abusive lover tries to walk out on her, and she, too, ends up in prison. Billy recognizes a made-for-tabloids story, and postpones Velma's court date to take on Roxie's case. Infamy is Roxie's ticket to stardom. Billy turns her crime of passion into celebrity headlines, and in this town, where murder is a form of entertainment, she becomes a bona fide star—much to Velma's chagrin. As Roxie fashions herself as America's sweetheart, Velma has more than a few surprises in store, and the two women stop at nothing to outdo each other in their pursuit of fame and celebrity.

A new interpretation that takes the award-winning Broadway show into fresh and expansive cinematic realms, Chicago shifts adroitly from the reality of intrigue, rivalry and betrayal to spectacular fantasies of music and dance, offering tongue-in-cheek commentary on the cult of celebrity and the scandalous lengths to which people will go to attain it.


About Rob Marshall

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Dreamgirls" is directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay he adapted from the stage musical's original book by Tom Eyen. Condon (Oscar(R) winner for his screenplay for "Gods and Monsters", which he also directed) received another Oscar(R) nomination for his screenplay adaptation of "Chicago". He more recently wrote and directed Kinsey. David James's photographs previously appeared in the moviebooks of "Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago", and "Saving Private Ryan". Rob Marshall, the Oscar-nominated director of the movie Chicago, previously co-directed the Roundabout Theatre production of the Kander/Ebb musical Cabaret. Jacqueline Scott is a Reader in Sociology at the University of Cambridge and Co-Director of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ageing. Her recent publications examine youth and disadvantage, inter-generational attitudinal change and cross-national comparisons of family and demographic change.Judith Treas is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. A Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, she is recognized for research on the life course and aging, family, sexuality, inequality, and population. Her recent publications investigate cross-national differences in gender beliefs and family behavior, the lives of elderly immigrants, and the determinants of change in sexual attitudes. Martin Richards is Director of the Centre for Family Research and Professor Family Research at the University of Cambridge. His publications include "Sexual Arrangements: Marriage and Affairs" (with Janet Reibstein, 1963), "What is a Parent: A Socio-Legal Analysis" (2001) and "Body Lore and Laws" (2002), both edited with Andrew Bainham and Shelley Day-Sclater.
Published January 1, 2003 by Newmarket Press. 160 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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