A director is casting dancers for a large production. Large numbers of hopefulls audition, hoping to be selected. Throughout the day, more and more people are eliminated, and the competition gets harder. Eventually, approximately a dozen dancers must compete for a few spots, each hoping to impress the director with their dancing skill. But, is this really what the director is looking for?Written by
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This is the first of two films concerning the staging of a theatrical production which included the word "chorus" in the title. The other was A Chorus of Disapproval (1989). See more »
After Paul is carried off the stage to be taken to the hospital, we see Diana carrying his bag out for him. Moments later as the last elimination is about to take place, the bag is still in the middle of the stage and you even see Diana looking at it as she is walking back to the front line. See more »
Having seen, studied, read, and researched ACL and Michael Bennett, I have to say that the show does not translate well to the screen. The movie is 'good' at best, but completely loses much of what made ACL so successful on Broadway. The constant swipes to Cassie (taking a cab into the city; talking with Larry; etc) were completely unnecessary, and many of the great songs and monologues were shortened or (worse) cut altogether! Whereas I like Michael Douglas, I feel that he was a poor choice for Zach. Michael Douglas should not have been cast as Zach for the exact same reason Kevin Kline was not cast as Zach in the original production: he couldn't dance.
I often wonder if Michael Bennett would have approved of this film.
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