PG | | Biography, Drama, Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
James Mangold was brought in by the studio to oversee a week of reshoots and post-production, because the studio were concerned that director Michael Gracey would be overwhelmed by the scale of the production. Mangold was given an executive producer credit as a result.
James Gordon Bennett:
Tell me, Mr. Barnum, does it bother you that everything you're selling is fake?
P.T. Barnum: Do these smiles seem fake? It doesn't matter where they come from. The joy is real.
James Gordon Bennett: So you are a philanthropist?
P.T. Barnum: Well, hyperbole isn't the worst crime. Men suffer more ...
When Zendaya pulls Zac back to the ground during their musical number Rewrite The Stars, Zac is holding on to the rope but as soon as Zendaya pushes him, she's holding a rope which wasn't visible or anywhere to be seen.
If you look closely at the early end title cards, the small graphics in the corners of the cards reflect the roles of both the cast and crew.
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