The Guardian um “The Greatest Shows on Earth”: Hylling til skemmtunar

the greatest shows on earth - benedikt erlingsson doc

The Greatest Shows on Earth, heimildamynd Benedikts Erlingssonar, fær góða dóma í The Guardian en myndin er nú sýnd á Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Benjamin Lee gagnrýnandi blaðsins segir meðal annars:

In The Greatest Shows on Earth, director Benedikt Erlingsson manages to walk this tightrope with effortless ease. His film is an affectionate tribute to vaudeville, circuses and carnivals, with rare archive footage sliced and ordered with precision, structured in themed sections and scored by Georg Holm and Orri Pall Dyrason of Sigur Ros. […] But there’s also awe on show, especially in a series of tightrope tricks which provide more thrills than most Hollywood action scenes, given what’s really at stake. The film itself is ultimately a paean to the art of inventive, practical entertainment and the shared joy of experiencing it with an audience. Given the increase in solitary, indoor experiences of lazily constructed CGI blockbusters, this is a loving and vital flashback.

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