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journal by Sam Zimmerman concerning new media arts in New York City, curated events at Monkeytown (the video dinner theater in Williamsburg) and his personal projects

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Circus movies

I've been putting together a midnight circus show with video and live acts, finding all of the circus-, carnival-, and sideshow-themed movies easily accessible in the IMDB/Netflix age. Here's a partial list:

3 Ring Circus (1954)
Alien 51 (2004)
Angel de Fuego (1992)
At the Circus (1939)
Barnum (1986)
Berserk (1967)
Big Fish (2003)
Big Top Pee Wee (1988)
Bigger Than Barnum's (1926)
Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
Chad Hanna (1940)
Chapiteau (1984)
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
Circus Days (1923)
Circus Maximus (1980)
Circus of Fear (1966)
Circus of Horrors (1960)
Circus Palestina (1998)
Circus Palestina (1998)
Circus World (1964)
Clown House (1988)
Colossal Sensation! (2004)
Dangerous Curves (1929)
Devil's Circus (1926)
Dual Alibi (1947)
Duffy's Irish Circus (2006)
Fifi la Plume (1965)
First International Circus Arts Festival in Budapest (2000)
Freaky Circus Guy (2005)
Geliebte Bestie (1959)
Hero of the Circus (1928)
Krrish (2006)
La Strada (1954)
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)
Life Is a Circus (1960)
Mazeppa (1993)
Merry Andrew (1958)
MirrorMask (2005)
Most Astounding Circus Acts of All Time (1989)
Octopussy (1983)
Parade (1974)
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938)
Roselyne et les Lions (1989)
Santa Sangre (1989)
Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
Starkiss: Circus Girls in India (2003)
Stoney Knows How (1982)
The Big Cage (1933)
The Big Circus (1959)
The Circus (1928)
The Clowns (1970)
The Freakmaker (1974)
The Great Wallendas (1978)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
The Most Death-Defying Circus Acts of All Time (1987)
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)
The Secret World of... Circuses & Sideshows (1998)
The Unknown (1927)
Trapeze (1956)
Vampire Circus (1972)
Viva Lo Imposible (1958)
Viva Maria! (1965)
When Night Is Falling (VHS - 1995)
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

Bacchanale in Chicago

Making it's third festival appearance, the Monkey Town remix of Bacchanale is screening at the Chicago Underground Film Festival on August 18th, 2007. For details, visit www.cuff.org

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