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The real cabaret

Author: Richard Bright; Alan Cumming; ABC-TV (Australia)
Publisher: 2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This documentary pays tribute to the magic of the original 1972 classic film Cabaret and explores the fascinating and often shocking reality of the people and stories that inspired it. In 1930, a young British writer, Christopher Isherwood, travelled to Berlin, and it is his memoir, Goodbye to Berlin, that vividly captured the period and greatly inspired the classic film. Actor Alan Cumming journeys back to Berlin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Excerpts
Drama
Named Person: Christopher Isherwood; Ute Lemper; John Kander; Marlene Dietrich; Liza Minnelli
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bright; Alan Cumming; ABC-TV (Australia)
OCLC Number: 694644096
Notes: Off-air recording of ABC2 broadcast 7 November, 2010. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act.
Off-air broadcast DVD, UWS, 7/12/2010.
Credits: Producer & director, Richard Bright.
Performer(s): Presenter, Alan Cumming.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (46 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: with Alan Cumming.

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"This documentary pays tribute to the magic of the original 1972 classic film Cabaret and explores the fascinating and often shocking reality of the people and stories that inspired it. In 1930, a young British writer, Christopher Isherwood, travelled to Berlin, and it is his memoir, Goodbye to Berlin, that vividly captured the period and greatly inspired the classic film. Actor Alan Cumming journeys back to Berlin in Christopher Isherwood's footsteps to delve into the truths behind the fiction and meets many of the original stars including Liza Minnelli and talks to cabaret artists, among them acclaimed performer Ute Lemper. He also talks to the composer of Cabaret, John Kander, about the inspiration for the films most famous songs and discovers the stories of the original composers and performers such as Marlene Dietrich. He also reveals the tragic fate of many of the cabaret artists at the hands of the Nazis."--Container insert.

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