The Greatest ShowmanDVD - 2018
Greatest showman (Motion picture). French
Greatest showman (Motion picture). Spanish
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A Douglas County Libraries top checkout in 2018.
Beatricksy May 01, 2018
A bit light on substance, high on color and spectacle (and sometimes melodrama but, hey, that's fine). Shame about the CGI already looking a tad dated, and some of the actors, um, don't sing all that well, but (if you go in expecting a musical, anyway--if you're not, you won't like it at all, I s... Read More »
Theoretical_Onesie Apr 24, 2018
Did not know johhny depp could sing.
Maggie00 Apr 24, 2018
Loved this movie. The music and the acting was great.
DCLadults Apr 22, 2018
Lots of singing, lots of dancing & great costumes! Interesting to learn how/why PT Barnum started his circus. Entertaining, especially if you are a fan of musicals.
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What if we rewrite the stars? Say you were made to be mine? Nothing could keep us apart, you are the one I was meant to find...
"The joy is real, it doesn't mater where it comes from." - P.T. Barnum
Sir, people don't wanna admit it... but they are fascinated with the exotic and the... is why we stare at it.
Why would a bank loan us 10,000 dollars?
-Because we put up collateral.
We don't have any collateral.
-Sure we do. In the South China Seas.
In the South China Seas?
- Deep in the South China Seas.
Wanted! Unique persons, curiosities. Daring acts. Wonders of the world. How is it looking girls?
-Hey. You looking for freaks?
"Shame of the city". The protests amend Mr. Barnum's reputation... as a previewer of the offensive and indecent.
This is bad. The Barnum Museum. A primitive Circus of Humbug.” "Criminal." "Greedy". "A circus."
Now, I know that sounds like Barnum humbug... but I have a 100 bottles of good champagne on ice that says that this is not just another sideshow novelty.
The noblest art is that of making others happy
You are the American. I believe I might have heard of you.
-Oh well, If you've heard of me all the way over here, I must have been doing something right.
That, or something very wrong.
- In the world of publicity there is hardly any difference.
I believe those are the words of a scoundrel, Mr Barnum.
- A showman, Miss Lind, just a showman. The best on my side of the Atlantic.
I never liked your show. But I always thought the people did.
Mind you, I wouldn't call it art.
-Of course not.
But... Putting folks of all kinds on stage. All colors, shapes, sizes. Presenting them as equals. Another critic might have even called it 'a celebration of humanity'.
You don't need everyone to love you, Phin. Just a few good people.
Tell me, Mr. Barnum, does it bother you that everything you're selling is fake?
-Do these smiles seem fake? It doesn't matter where they come from. The joy is real.
So you are a philanthropist?
-Well, hyperbole isn't the worst crime. Men suffer more from imagining too little than too much.
The creed of a true fraud.
-Mr Bennett, when was the last time you smiled? Or had a good laugh? A real laugh. A theater critic who can't find joy in the theater. Now who is the fraud?
P.T. Barnum: It looks like you have a knack for show business.
Phillip: Show business? I've never heard of it.
P.T. Barnum: That's because I just invented it.
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