I had a great time visiting the set. You meet friendly folks and its wonderful to see the set with your own eyes. I hadn’t been back since Day 2 of filming and that was the ghost circus. I knew I had to make it out again to see the big top and prayed the banners would be up. Lucky me they were My pics aren’t new but the quality is a bit better…plus I added my inner dialogue and really…what’s better than that?
The following pics I cropped to try and make out what each banner said.
I can't get enough of this...does that look like a popcorn cart in front? where can you get peanuts? remember Mr. Lawrence would want peanuts at the circus :)
blurry because i hadn't noticed the little box from my position therefore i didn't focus on it. BUT you can make out what it says, "Benzini Bros Circus Side Show 10"...10 cents i assume. what do you think?
the bottom banner obviously says 'Doll Lady' (does this mean she's super tiny?) now the top one...i have a better glimpse of it below...
The Sea Nymph & Lizard Girl: Part Human Part Lizard....YAY! that was easy :)
another easy one! 'Two People in One'
'Amazing Human Torch' & 'The Woman Without Bones'...i'm gettin' good ;)
this one is tough...does it say 'something something Eat Anything'?
BAH! no clue about this one...but check out the extra!
'The World's Most Beautiful....Woman?' this is the one above 'Doll Lady'
i think this sideshow banner has to deal with the strongest man since he's lifting a horse. my guess at the banner....hmmmm....i see 'Can He Lift An Elephant'....what do you see?
Most of the banners are repeated on both sides but in different color schemes.
Extras on the right hanging out by the banners
MORE pics & musings after the jump
All pics can be blown up to get a better look…just click the image and then click full size.
This dapper man was wandering in the field for a long time with what appears to be a script. I concocted quite the story as to who he was in the movie and what his lines were.
some fellas playing frisbee in costume...my mind wandered (as it often does when set soldiering) and i was thinking about when the frisbee was invented and if a frisbee would be in the movie which made me think about The Hudsucker Proxy and how much i love that movie and need to watch it again when i get home. musings of a set soldier.
i snapped this tent because it reminded me of the color scheme we used on the blog banner before we switched to a banner with pics of the leads in character.
the big top...when i was enjoying the weather and the calm breeze, i heard cheering and clapping off and on. you could hear cues to cut as well. it was really fun and you couldn't help but be excited to hear the cheers from the rubes :)
smaller tent next to the big top...could it be the menagerie? you ponder so much when you're out there.
check out that mansion/villa in the background...
the train car with the wooden panels...for animals? i was more intrigued by the corn and artichoke fields...i play farmville.
this truck had the lion inside...the car drove right by me to get to set but i was too slow to snap a pic. if you enlarge the pic you can make out the lion's nose. you can see another banner to the right with just the circus name on it, "Benzini"...i really love the typefaces being used for the movie.
i dont do things half add....set soldier status means you stay to the end! you pull a 12 hour shift or you're a punk! lol...im kidding...i dont want to offend set soldiers that visit for a couple hours (WEAK!) i kid i kid. filming was going on in the big top...obviously...
I loved that I got to see some of the original set soldiers that have been there every day all day (and night) since the beginning. I had met some of them on my first visit and was happy they were there during this trip. They peeped my Team Rosie button and luckily I had a few more left over in my car to give them. They plan to make set soldier shirts too Such a community out there! I’ll visit again when I get back from a vacation I’m being forced to take (work-coughcoughrobcoughcough-aholic). Can you guys make me a shirt? I’m sooooo Team Robert
Special hello to Dennis. Thanks for traumatizing me
The artist of the amazing banners is Linda Newman Boughton. View more of her work HERE. Thank you WFEfilm for the tip and additional info on Linda!