History Theatre / Cabaret

18th Mar '17 9:54:06 PM StrixObscuro
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''Cabaret'' is a stage musical based on a set of short stories by Christopher Isherwood (collected in ''Goodbye To Berlin''), which in turn were based on real events and people. It also drew enormous influence from ''I Am A Camera'' (1951), a straight play based on ''Goodbye to Berlin''. ''Cabaret'' itself was adapted into a film of the same name in 1972. No two versions of this story are the same, all starring wildly different characters, or different versions of the same characters, and following different events. Hell, even the musical itself differs somewhat in content based on what revision you're talking about.

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''Cabaret'' is a stage musical based on a set of short stories by Christopher Isherwood (collected in ''Goodbye To Berlin''), ''Literature/GoodbyeToBerlin''), which in turn were based on real events and people. It also drew enormous influence from ''I Am A Camera'' (1951), a straight play based on ''Goodbye to Berlin''. ''Cabaret'' itself was adapted into a film of the same name in 1972. No two versions of this story are the same, all starring wildly different characters, or different versions of the same characters, and following different events. Hell, even the musical itself differs somewhat in content based on what revision you're talking about.
19th Feb '17 10:51:04 AM Beau_Buffet
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* DramaticIrony: The movie takes place in Germany in the late 20's. Throughout the movie, we see the Nazi party becoming more and more prominent, though not all of the characters do. The end of the film is Sally blithely performing before a crowd of armband-wearing Nazis, though the audience knows even ''that'' will end in time.

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* DramaticIrony: The movie takes place in Germany in the late 20's.1931. Throughout the movie, we see the Nazi party becoming more and more prominent, though not all of the characters do. The end of the film is Sally blithely performing before a crowd of armband-wearing Nazis, though the audience knows even ''that'' will end in time.
12th Jan '17 9:17:17 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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--> "Trust ''that'' to be the one German word you pronounce perfectly."

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--> [[DeadpanSnarker "Trust ''that'' to be the one German word you pronounce perfectly.""]]
9th Jan '17 10:08:36 AM DrSleep
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* FanDisservice: The raggedy costumes, caked-on makeup and amateurish choreography strongly downplays, if not outright removes, any potential eroticism in the cabaret ChorusGirls. Coupled with the Emcee's creepy leering, the nightmarish editing and cinematography, and the overall setting of pre-Nazi Germany, overall the numbers come across more sad and sleazy than sexy.

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* FanDisservice: The raggedy costumes, caked-on makeup and amateurish choreography strongly downplays, if not outright removes, any potential eroticism in the cabaret ChorusGirls. Coupled with the Emcee's creepy leering, the nightmarish editing and cinematography, and the overall setting of pre-Nazi Germany, overall the numbers overall come across more sad and sleazy than sexy.
9th Jan '17 10:08:10 AM DrSleep
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** FanDisservice: In the movie at least; between the raggedy costumes and caked-on makeup (coupled with the Emcee's creepy leering and the nightmarish editing and cinematography) the performers and their acts come across more sad and sleazy than sexy.


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* FanDisservice: The raggedy costumes, caked-on makeup and amateurish choreography strongly downplays, if not outright removes, any potential eroticism in the cabaret ChorusGirls. Coupled with the Emcee's creepy leering, the nightmarish editing and cinematography, and the overall setting of pre-Nazi Germany, overall the numbers come across more sad and sleazy than sexy.
9th Jan '17 10:03:34 AM DrSleep
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** FanDisservice: In the movie at least; between the raggedy costumes and caked-on makeup (coupled with the Emcee's creepy leering and the nightmarish editing and cinematography) the performers and their acts come across more sad and sleazy than sexy.
16th Dec '16 1:14:24 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalNameChange: The lead male character (played Michael York) is called Brian Roberts rather than Cliff Bradshaw. His job is also changed from writer to English teacher.

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* AdaptationalNameChange: AdaptationalNationality: Sally is British in the original play, but American here.
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The lead male character (played Michael York) is called Brian Roberts rather than Cliff Bradshaw. His job is also changed from writer to English teacher.
20th Sep '16 10:35:48 AM momur
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** Depending on the production, the Emcee can seem to be this at times.
27th Jul '16 5:07:41 PM KingClark
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** Another scene cuts between the MC and some of the Kit Kat Club Girls doing a jaunty dance, and a bunch of young men sneaking into Natalia's yard in order to throw her dead dog against her door, all while chanting "JUDEN!JUDEN!" It is around this time that [[ThoseWackyNazis the MC and the girls switch their hats around, which now look like soldiers' helmets, and march offstage...]]

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** Another scene cuts between the MC and some of the Kit Kat Club Girls doing a jaunty dance, and a bunch of young men sneaking into Natalia's yard in order to throw her dead dog against her door, all while chanting "JUDEN!JUDEN!" "JUDEN! JUDEN!" It is around this time that [[ThoseWackyNazis the MC and the girls switch their hats around, which now look like soldiers' helmets, and march offstage...]]
8th Jul '16 7:17:43 PM LtFedora
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* BookEnds: Beginss and ends with the distortion of the Master of Ceremonies, then off the Nazi audience.

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* BookEnds: Beginss Begins and ends with the distortion of the Master of Ceremonies, then off the Nazi audience.
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