A new documentary about A Chorus Line the classic stage musical opens tomorrow on the coasts. I may have gone a bit easy on the self-congratulatory doc Every Little Step (trailer) in my brief review @ Towleroad. The movie is far from perfect but I have this sickness: intense love of show tunes. Maybe you're also so afflicted? There's no twelve step program for it so the show tune addict is largely an unrecovered one. The new film focuses intensely (maybe too much?) on the casting process alone. On the other hand, isn't casting the greatest unsung creative contribution within the film/stage/television arts?
Speaking of... why isn't there an Oscar for casting? Is it because there isn't much of a process anymore? (They just give all the roles to Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett). It's not so much casting as star wrangling in the type of movies that make it all the way to the Kodak Theater I suppose.
Did you see the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line (2006-2008)? I thought it was too reverential to the original text -- they even made it into a period piece -- so it was interesting to see that thought process front and center in this documentary. They really were going for recreation.
Madonna in 1985 (the year A Chorus Line: The Movie opened) --->
Also in the article a few bits on Dollhouse, Robert Downey Jr and Hugh Jackman. Madonna is briefly mentioned (another sickness!) for time capsule purposes and I am mortified to realize that I typed fishnet stockings as a reference to her mid 80s days when I really was thinking of the black tanks and lace. It's not like Madonna ever said "good riddance" to fishnet stockings. Forgive me Madge fashion curators everywhere.