Fosse/Verdon Season 1 Episode 1: "Life Is a Cabaret" Quotes
I knew it wasn't going to be any good.Bob
"Sweet Charity is a movie haunted by the presence of an unseen star -- Gwen Verdon. Although Ms. McClaine often looks like Ms. Verdon, she never succeeds in recreating the eccentric line that gave cohesion to the original."Bob
You're the star, and you're not even in the movie!Bob
If I can tell the studio that I got Bobby AND Gwen, I might be able to sell it.Cy Feuer
I'm not sure this is your kind of movie. This is, uh, it's an intimate musical drama. It's an adult picture. What YOU do, and what you do really well is style, "flash." But this movie, I think it needs a different touch. Yeah?Cy
Liza: Oh, I got it cut short like Louise Brooks. I thought it would fit the period. Don't you love it?
Bob: What if I don't? [break] Just kidding.
Gwen: Bobby doesn't need my help directing a movie.
Joan: You know I adore Bobby, but that's not the part I'm worried about.
Bob: I never wanted to be a director. All I wanted was to be Fred Astaire.
Hannah: What happened?
Bob: It turns out I wasn't Fred Astaire.
Bob: I'd love to do that Cy, but unfortunately, there's no costumes.
Cy: What do you mean there's no ... you've been shown 50 different options!
Bob: Well, nobody's shown me what I want.
Cy: YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT!
Bob: I know exactly what I want.
Bob: But you keep whispering in everyone's ear that this is supposed to look like a goddamned musical.
Cy: It is a goddamned musical.
Bob: I'm trying to do something original, and you don't understand it.
Cy: I don't understand it. OK. There's the excuse of every insecure artist, that I don't understand.
Bob: It makes you uncomfortable.
Cy: You know what? It's flash. You're doing flash. This is exactly what I said at the beginning.
Bob: Alright. You know what? I'm not going to be bullied into making another candy-coated family friendly ...
Gwen: Am I going to be unhappy when I get there?
Bobby: No. Of course not. Why would you be unhappy? Come on. I need you.
People aren't going to the movies anymore to escape, they're going to find something true.Gwen
You and Gwen? You make a hell of a team.Cy