As I know many fans of “The Greatest Showman” were disappointed in the lack of nominations the movie got from the Oscars, it is still playing and still blowing people away. the movie is the #1 sound track and Keala tweeted the morning after the Oscars “This is Me” was #1 on iTunes.
It’s time the academy came out of the dark ages and created a category for musicals and comedy’s. With the world so full of crap now, why can you, The Academy understand we want stories that are uplifting, encouraging and that empower.
We, the fans have watched all the extra You Tube video’s that we can find, that give us the behind the scenes of what it took to get this movie made. 7 years, Hugh had finished the movie “Pan” and started to work shop this movie.
Justin Paul and Benj Pasek had started on this long before “La La Land” (peaked at #2) and Dear Evan Hanson (peaked at #8) were holding on for the ride of a lifetime. Peaking at #1 when the film opened December 20th.
The roll of the beard woman was written for Keala. No one else could have delivered the performance and the vulnerability in the video workshop, spoke volumes to all of us who have that moment of being so scared to stand up and go look “I’m here and Like it or not I’m not leaving”
How can we the fans ever say “Thanks” to the cast and crew for making this movie. For the voice it has given those of us who felt we had no one.
Can’t wait for the DVD to come out. Hope they will put in the complete workshops of Keala and Hugh, we want to cheer with those who were in the room getting to see all of this fall into place.
I know your out there, lets smash all records for first day release of the DVD.
I cant wait.