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A magnificent visual book in full color with over 120 photos about the making of the major feature film Chicago, based on the award-winning musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse.
Everyone loves a legend, but in Chicago, there’s only room for one. Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) burns in the spotlight as a nightclub sensation. When she shoots her philandering husband, she lands on Chicago’s famed murderess row, retains Chicago’s slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), and is the center of the town’s most notorious murder case, only increasing her celebrity.
Roxie Hart (Ren茅e Zellweger), seduced by the city’s promise of style and adventure, dreams of singing and dancing her way to stardom. When Roxie’s abusive lover tries to walk out on her, and she, too, ends up in prison. Billy recognizes a made-for-tabloids story, and postpones Velma’s court date to take on Roxie’s case. Infamy is Roxie’s ticket to stardom. Billy turns her crime of passion into celebrity headlines, and in this town, where murder is a form of entertainment, she becomes a bona fide star鈥攎uch to Velma’s chagrin. As Roxie fashions herself as America’s sweetheart, Velma has more than a few surprises in store, and the two women stop at nothing to outdo each other in their pursuit of fame and celebrity.
A new interpretation that takes the award-winning Broadway show into fresh and expansive cinematic realms, Chicago shifts adroitly from the reality of intrigue, rivalry and betrayal to spectacular fantasies of music and dance, offering tongue-in-cheek commentary on the cult of celebrity and the scandalous lengths to which people will go to attain it.
The lavish volume includes the illustrated story of the history of the musical/play Chicago and fascinating behind-the-scenes photos and sidebars. 120 color photos.