Tonight marks the 15th Anniversary of the release of the movie version of Chicago, which would win the Best Picture Oscar for Best Movie of 2002. Tolkien fans were no doubt furious, but then again Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers didn’t have “The Cell Block Tango” now did it?
Maybe if Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom were going around in scanty black lingerie , things might have turned out differently.
And now a gay version:
There are too many good numbers in this movie, such as the opening “All That Jazz”
(as seen here with Turkish subtitles), however the one that most stands out for me and others, besides “All That Jazz” and “The Cell Block Tango”, has to be the “We Both Reached for the Gun” scene. It’s just a thing of genius! I can’t even begin to fathom all the hours it took to rehearse it nor how many takes it took to get it right. I mean, one little screw up and everything would have to go back that starting point. Must have been exhausting. But it was worth it.
One thing that annoys me is that Richard Gere didn’t get nominated as Billy Flynn. He so should have gotten at least a nomination. I mean, he may have still lost to Adrian Brodie, but he brought his A game to the movie and should have gotten the recognition for it. Just sayin’.