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Brakedrum | 1203 comments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kAOfQ...

I want to see this one, I really enjoyed the book. It was one of my favs, especially being fasinated with the Circus life.


message 2: by Ann (last edited Mar 05, 2011 10:16AM) (new)

Ann (annrumsey) | 14297 comments I am eager to see this movie as well! I got DD to read the book (Water for Elephants is a favorite of mine too) and we are both ready!
Looking forward to The Lincoln Lawyer too, and just streamed The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo from Amazon Prime for "free".
The visualization of movies from books intrigue me.


message 3: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) | 3599 comments I never read this book as it really didn't sound like something I'd like, but might have to see the movie. I'm a closet Pattinson junkie!


message 4: by Ann (new)

Ann (annrumsey) | 14297 comments Lorraine:
Just curious, what aspects fascinate you about Circus life - the high wire, the exotic animals, the travel?

Brakedrum wrote: "It was one of my favs, especially being fasinated with the Circus life."


message 5: by Sherry (new)

Sherry  | 3593 comments Melodie wrote: "I never read this book as it really didn't sound like something I'd like, but might have to see the movie. I'm a closet Pattinson junkie!"

melodie- i didn't read Water for Elephants for a long time either, thinking it wasn't the kind of book i normally like, but i have to say it was one of my favorites for the year when i did read it. give it a try- i think you'll be surprised by it!


message 6: by Brakedrum (last edited Mar 07, 2011 08:40AM) (new)

Brakedrum | 1203 comments Ann wrote: "Lorraine:
Just curious, what aspects fascinate you about Circus life - the high wire, the exotic animals, the travel?

As a kid I enjoyed the 3 ring circus that came to town and had seen the Great Wallendas high wire act. I had never seen such a performance before. Then, in the last few years (1) read Water for Elephants (2) read about the great Circus Fire in Hartford, Conneticut in 1944, the Wallendas were performers at this show, Emmett Kelly rescued people(3) Read a book about the history of sideshows thru the years. (4) I remember watching a tv show about 30 + years ago, about the winter home for the circus performers (5) In 2009, Fred and I rode the bike from Texas to Florida to visit Key West, on the way back I wanted to see the Ringling Bros. museum in Sarasota. Fred thought we would spend 2 hours there, we ended up being there for the whole day. He later said, he was surprised of how much was saved from the days of the circus traveling by train and that he really enjoyed the day. (6) Guess it reminds me of a simplier time.
Edit to add: as a very young child, I would watch the Ed Sullivan show on Sunday nights and enjoyed the plates dancing on poles, tumbling acts, poodles in tu-tus dancing and jumping thru hoops, etc. I can still "hear" in my mind the music that was played so often for these acts.
Plate music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhVoBg...
You must remember this opening music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8vINC...



message 7: by Brakedrum (last edited Mar 07, 2011 08:48AM) (new)

Brakedrum | 1203 comments And dear old Emmett Kelly who died in 1979:
http://vimeo.com/7098350


message 8: by Ann (last edited Mar 07, 2011 05:50PM) (new)

Ann (annrumsey) | 14297 comments Thanks Lorraine! Great memories! and now I have that (saber dance) music in my head!!! ;)
The visit to the Ringling Bros. museum in Sarasota sounds fascinating. DH learned a while back that we could spend days in a museum if the exhibits are of interest.

Brakedrum wrote: " (6) Guess it reminds me of a simplier time.
...... I can still "hear" in my mind the music that was played so often for these acts. "



message 9: by Carol/Bonadie (new)

Carol/Bonadie (bonadie) | 7808 comments Thanks for the links, Lorraine. I was picturing the plates spinning and the bowling pins tossing as I listened!

Brakedrum wrote: "I can still "hear" in my mind the music that was played so often for these acts.
Plate music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhVoBgmo4...
You must remember this opening music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8vINCq_I...
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