“What’s waited till tomorrow starts tonight”
Two weeks ago I finally got to see The Greatest Showman and it is safe to say this has taken the top spot as my favourite film ever! If you have seen my most recent posts you will know that I have been addicted to the Soundtrack for months and have watched all of the behind the scenes clips and interviews I could find. Despite the film being in Cinemas for nearly five months the cinema was still nearly full, most people coming back for a repeat viewing which is credit to how amazing this film truly is.
The Greatest Showman is a musical film inspired by the story of P T Barnam and his creation of the Barnam and Bailey Circus. It is an inspirational story all about acceptance and togetherness. Everything about this film is beautiful, from the music to the production, the costume, the choreography and the artwork.
The 9 beautiful songs written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul can tell the story without needing to see the film but are also fantastic and highly addictive songs on their own. My favourite songs are The Greatest Show, From Now On and of course the number one hit This Is Me. Such a powerful song! I love to hear young children singing along to such a powerful song with such a positive meaning. If you have not seen the behind the scenes clip of Keala performing This Is Me then you must watch it. Click here to watch it now.
The Costumes, designed by Ellen Mirojnick play a big part in setting the scene of the film. Hugh Jackman’s character of P T Barnam sporting some 19th Century suits and of course his dashing Ringmasters suit. Zac Efron’s character of Phillip Carlyle also has a selection of great suits, slightly more pristine than those of P T Barnam evidencing that he is a man with more wealth. I love that his ringmasters suit differed slightly to P T Barnams, with the suit jacket being shorter at the front.
My favourite costume is Anne Wheeler, played by the gorgeous Zendaya. Anne’s outfit contains real Swarovski crystals throughout giving it that amazing circus sparkle. The purple leotard and pink wig compliment each other so well and really suit the character of the acrobatic trapeze artist.
The Character of the bearded lady, Lettie Lutz, played by the formidable Keala Settle also has some beautiful outfits. For the This Is Me scene Lettie wears a beautiful turquoise silk almost mermaid inspired dress. Lettie’s circus dress is a royal purple silk dress with an amazing full skirt, high shoulders and some black lace detail around the edges. I love the way the full skirt moves with the choreography.
I decided I would put together a look together inspired by the colours of the circus. I decided to choose blue, like the turquoise blue of Lettie’s dress as my main colour. I did a blue and silver smokey eye with black kohl liner, lots of mascara and a blue star sequin. I used a highlighting pink blush and a pink lipstick. I also added some of the blush to my cupids bow and added a pink high shimmer eyeshadow to the centre of my lips.
Have you seen The Greatest Showman?