Modern Major Musicals! : Bugsy Malone | Denver Film Society | Alan Parker | United Kingdom

Modern Major Musicals! : Bugsy Malone

Alan Parker

EnglishUnited Kingdom197693 min


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Screens Thursday, October 11th at 7pm at the Sie FilmCenter!
FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members

Modern Major Musicals! is the theme for this fall selection of DFS Member's screenings, keeping a happy trend of offbeat comedies rolling we'll finish out this year's member screenings with a song, taking a look at some offbeat modern classics that emerged after the golden age of musicals in the 50's and 60's had quieted down.

Here's the basic "shtick" of Bugsy Malone: it's a gangster picture enacted by children. Acted out before scaled-down sets, the film details the career of Bugsy Malone (Scott Baio), who rises to the top of the criminal ladder in 1920s New York. Whenever gunfire is called for, the kiddie crooks substitute whipped cream for bullets. Paul Williams contributes several songs, which are performed by adult singers and lip-synched by the pint-sized actors. The cast includes John Cassisi as diminutive Capone clone Fat Sam, and then-13-year-old Jodie Foster as the sultry nightclub thrush Tallulah.

Cinematographer: Peter Biziou, Michael Seresin | Screenwriter: Alan Parker
Cast: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger