WELCOME, BIENVENU, WELCOME – Marilyn Armstrong

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When this movie came out, I saw it every day for two weeks. I thought — still think — it’s one of the best movies ever made.

I usually went with a friend. I went twice with my mother,  but sometimes I went alone. We have a copy on DVD and it gives me shivers.

Who knew that more than 40 years later, the movie would feel relevant in my country?



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  1. Oh! It’s been decades, literally! Thanks so much for reminding me how truly amazing this movie was.

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    • I think it more or less swept the Oscars that year. I’d have to check but it was a really big deal.

      The film earned a total of eight Academy Awards in the 45th Academy Awards:

      Best Director (Bob Fosse)
      Best Actress in a Leading Role (Liza Minnelli)
      Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Joel Grey)
      Best Cinematography (Geoffrey Unsworth)
      Best Film Editing (David Bretherton)
      Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score (Ralph Burns)
      Best Art Direction (Art Direction: Rolf Zehetbauer and Hans Jürgen Kiebach; Set Decoration: Herbert Strabel)
      Best Sound (Robert Knudson and David Hildyard)

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  2. I never saw the movie. Perhaps it’s time that changed.

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  3. Amazing how that opening line cues the entire song–still humming after all these years. I think I only saw it 3 times.

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  4. I saw it first as a play, and when, at the closing, a bout twelve Nazis in full uniform walked to the front of the stage, I got goosebumps and a real fear that, “My God, they’re here!” It was a frightening experience. Even more so now because they are here.

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  5. Fritz Wepper, a German TV actor was in the film playing a boyfriend of Lisa Minelli. He is a lot older now, but still appears on TV. We thought it might have been his big chance to become internationally known, but it remained as a single appearance

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  6. The fascists never went away. they just changed the colour of their shirts.

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  7. It still amazes me that it hasn’t been a one-way trip during my lifetime. I naively thought that everyone was on a road to evolution in all ways including wisdom and compassion, and it stuns me that it isn’t like that–

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  8. It was a good one…

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