Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Debra Rae -- Jimmying Justice: Shaken Baby Shakedown

Debra Rae -- Jimmying Justice: Shaken Baby Shakedown

An amusing scene in the Oscar-winning movie, Chicago, is when attorney-turned-puppet-master Billy Flynn uses his client, Roxie, as a ventriloquist's dummy, all the while he manipulates marionette strings leading to the press. The accused (and manifestly guilty) Roxie was assured she had nothing to worry about since, in the words of Billy, “It's all a three ring circus”; and she’s working with “a star.” To silence “the truth above the roar,” Star Billy gave the jury “the old razzle-dazzle” and “flimflam flummox,” as go the lyrics.