Set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in ,  under the presence of the growing Nazi Party , the film is loosely based on the Broadway musical Cabaret by Kander and Ebb ,  which was adapted from Christopher Isherwood 's semi-autobiographical novel The Berlin Stories and the play I Am a Camera adapted from the same work. In the film version, the musical numbers are entirely diegetic. After the box-office failure of his film version of Sweet Charity in ,   Bob Fosse bounced back with Cabaret in , a year that made him one of the most honored working directors in Hollywood. It is listed as number on Empire ' s greatest films of all time. In , Cabaret was the ninth live-action musical film selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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It was later developed with a book by Mario Fratti, and then again with a book by Arthur Kopit , music and lyrics by Yeston. It focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and facing a midlife crisis , which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in earlys Venice. The original Broadway production opened in and ran for performances, starring Raul Julia.
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