As you know, it is one of the most successful entertainment companies in the world Netflix whose main strategy is Create your own films But a large part of its success is also due to the fact that the company constantly updates its catalog to offer its subscribers the best films. Now they have released a production that is already causing a stir in the history of cinema because of its importance.
This is the newly added Chicago, a film adaptation of the famous Broadway musical of the same name created by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse which is already causing a stir because it is one of the most iconic musicals of all time in the film industry.
Jhon Travolta refused to star in Chicago
The film was directed by Rob Marshall and was released in 2002, the year in which it captivated with its narrative, production, tone and of course the quality of its performances, delivered by Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly, Renée Zellweger as Roxie Hart and Richard Gere as lawyer Billy Flynn.
But before these actors and actresses were finally selected for the ambitious production, the actor was chosen John Travolta was intended as the first opportunity to further develop the role of Billy Flynn due to his stage skills and fame Travolta However, after being the protagonist of the legendary musical “Grease”, the actor rejected the proposal, not imagining that “Chicago” would conquer the industry and the world Oscars with 13 nominations, something that “Grease,” which was only nominated in four categories at the 1978 Golden Globes, never achieved.
“Chicago” broke the Oscar record
This film made a splash due to several factors, including its choreography, which was inspired by Bob Fosse’s signature dance style, which was a signature element in both the original musical and the film, and broke a major record in the Remios Oscar, It established itself as the first musical film to win 13 categories at the Oscars, a record that was broken until Damien Chazelle’s “La, la land” was released in 2016.
“Chicago” won the Oscars
1. Best Film.
2. Best Supporting Actress for Catherine Zeta-Jones for her role as Velma Kelly.
3. Best Art Direction.
4. Better assembly.
5. Best Costume Design.
6. Better sound.
These statuettes were consolidated “Chicago” considered one of the most successful films in the history of the Oscars and contributed to a resurgence of the musical genre in cinema, in addition, with a duration of 1 hour and 53 minutes, this film had a significant impact on film and musical culture, consolidating it as a reference in the musical genre of modern cinema.