The Art and Making of The Greatest Showman

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by Signe Bergstrom | Entertainment |
ISBN: 9781681883731 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/12/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, September 12, 2022
I got this hardcover from an online seller. It's about the making of the 2017 musical film The Greatest Showman, which I absolutely love - despite the liberties it took with the historical Barnum and company. (I've visited the P. T. Barnum statue in Bridgeport Connecticut's Seaside Park; it's impressive, but alas does not look anything like Hugh Jackman {wry grin}.)

Later: The book includes lots of lovely photographs and concept-art, and while I wish some of the background information was more in-depth, I still found it entertaining. It includes the original concepts, the gathering of the cast and crew, and the process of putting everything together, with quotes from a number of key folks including Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Keala Settle. The lyrics to several of the songs are here too, including "Rewrite the Stars" (it's the one where Efron's and Zendaya's characters sing while performing aerial stunts - a stunning sequence!), "This Is Me" (the anthem of the Oddities, led by Settle's Bearded Lady), and "From Now On" (my favorite number in a soundtrack full of marvelous songs).

[There's a TV Tropes page on the film, with some interesting tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at S. Broadway (see notes for details) in Salem, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (9/27/2022 UTC) at S. Broadway (see notes for details) in Salem, New Hampshire USA

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I left this book propped up at the entrance of the Copper Door; hope someone enjoys it!

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** Released for the 2022 Movie challenge. **

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