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ANALYSIS MOVIE

“ THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ”

COMPILED BY :

Yudha Pratma Novarizal 1502050204


Adelia Ramadhani 1502050247
Aina Kalisa Siregar 1502050210
Mifftahul Jannah 1502050251
Siti Khadijah Daulay 1502050211
Novia Sepbrina 1502050212
Veldi Hardika 1502050235
Affandi Raja Gabe P. 1502050240
Amalia 1502050328

FACULTY OF TEACHING TRAINING AND EDUCATION

MUHAMMADIYAH UNIVERSITY OF NORTH SUMATERA

2017
CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION

A. Background Of Study
The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical film directed
by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut, written by Jenny Bicksand Bill
Condon and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca
Ferguson, and Zendaya. The film is inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum's
creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus (1871–2017) and the lives of its star
attractions. Principal photography began in New York City in November
2016. The film premiered on December 8, 2017, aboard the RMS Queen Mary
2. It was released in the United States on December-20-2017, by 20th Century
Fox and grossed over $434 million worldwide, making it the fifth-highest
grossing live-action musical of all time. The film was released seven months
after Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus's dissolution.
The Greatest Showman received mixed reviews, with praise for the
performances, music, and production values, but criticism for its artistic
license, with some reviewers calling it "faux-inspiring and shallow". At
the 75th Golden Globe Awards, the film received nominations for Best
Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Musical or
Comedy for Jackman. For the song "This Is Me", the film won the Golden
Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for Best Original
Song at the 90th Academy Awards.

B. Purpose
1. To know abaout point of view from the story
2. To know the plot from the story
3. To know the summary of the story
CHAPTER II
DISCUSSION

A. Point Of View
1. The First Person's Viewpoint as the Main Actor
In first person point of view, the narrator is in the story and relating the
events he or she is personally experiencing. First person point of
view is one of the most common POVs in fiction. If you haven’t read a
book in first person point of view, you haven’t been reading.
What makes this point of view interesting, and challenging, is that all
of the events in the story are filtered through the narrator and explained
in his or her own unique voice. This means first person narrative
is both biased and incomplete.
Almost entirely, this film uses the first point of view. which, PT
Barnum and other characters narrate the various events and behaviors
they experience, both inwardly, in themselves, and physically, in
relation to something outside of themselves.

2. The Third Person's Viewpoint knows everything


"Third person omniscient" means that the narrator knows all the
thoughts and feelings of every character and can dip in and out of
the the internal life of anyone, as needed. Omniscient just means "all-
knowing." This type of narrator is more god-like than human, in the
sense that their perspective is unlimited.
In the minute 01:19:38, the criticus knows about the cause of fire and
know everything about PT Barnum life. He knows various things
about characters, events, and actions, including the motivation behind
them. He is free to move and tell anything in the scope of time and
place of the story,
3. The Third Person's Viewpoint as an Observer
In this type of narration, the narrator does nothave an
omniscient, unlimited perspective. They may have access to the
thoughts and feelings of one character, or none at all. The story figure
may be quite a lot, which is also a figure of "him", but they are not
given the opportunity to show his figure like the first character.
In the minute 1 hours 50 seconds, the the queen knows the little prince
who is a friend of friends from her friends in America.

B. PLOT
 In the first minute
After seeing an old-timey 20th Century Fox logo—one of cinema’s most
annoying (and frustratingly effective) period-movie gimmicks—we open
at the circus (how appropriate) with Hugh Jackman as adult Phineas
Barnum singing “The Greatest Show,” something the real Phineas Barnum
never did. This marks the first moment of The Greatest Showman in which
the Barnum & Bailey Circus is misrepresented as a place you went to
watch people sing and dance to big dramatic numbers. In case you forgot,
it wasn’t that kind of place. It was a place you went to make fun of
“freaks” and watch mistreated animals from other countries perform bad
tricks—all while crossing your fingers and hoping today wouldn’t be the
day the building caught fire. But I digress!
 In the minute 02:31
When PT Barnum sings the mind-numbing lyrics “It’s everything you ever
want, it’s everything you ever need, and it’s here right in front of you, this
is where you wanna be” (it is none of those things), he suddenly dissolves
into young Barnum, and the film enters an extended flashback in which
we learn Phineas grew up as the sad, lonely son of a poor tailor in New
York City who was treated like shit by his wealthy clients, one of whom
had a daughter, Charity, whom he developed a crush on as a young boy
because heterosexuality is apparently as easy as A+B=C. The two children
enter an abandoned and overgrown mansion to sing the song “A Million
Dreams,” which—like most songs by the duo Pesek and Paul—has a
serviceable, sometimes beautiful melody, that is rendered almost
unlistenable due to dimwitted lyrics that would make a 5th grader note its
embarrassing construction and reading level. When his father dies
suddenly, Phineas is left homeless and hungry until a freak hands Phineas
an apple. This is important.
 In the minute 08:35
And this midway through the song they’re suddenly adults. Charity is now
played by Michelle Williams, yet another role in which she plays the wife
who remains loyal and supportive despite all of her husband’s.
“Fine! Marry my pretty daughter, you gutter trash!” Charity’s father says,
in effect. “But she’ll be back once she realizes you’ll never be rich and
successful and part of New York Society!” This, my friends, is the extent of
this fictional Barnum’s motivations. Be rich! Be respected by other rich
people! That’s all! How weird. During the latter, adult half of “Million
Dreams,”

And, from this minute until the end, the plot used is the forward flow until
the end of the story.

C. SUMMARY
In the late 19th century, P. T. Barnum and his troupe perform a show at the
circus ("The Greatest Show"). In a flashback to Barnum's childhood where
he and his father Philo, a tailor, work for the Hallett family, he becomes
infatuated with their daughter, Charity. Though Charity is being sent
to finishing school, Barnum reassures her they will not be separated. The
two keep in touch through letters until they meet again in adulthood ("A
Million Dreams"), eventually marrying and raising two daughters,
Caroline and Helen, in New York City ("A Million Dreams" reprise). They
live a humble life; though Charity is happy, Barnum dreams of more.
Barnum loses his job as a clerk at a shipping company after the company
goes bankrupt. Taking a risky bet, he takes out a large loan from a bank,
deceiving the bank into accepting his former employer's lost ships as
collateral. He uses this loan to buy Barnum's American Museum in
downtown Manhattan, an attraction showcasing various wax models.
Initially, sales are slow; on the suggestion of his children to showcase
something "alive", Barnum searches for "freaks" to serve as performers for
his museum ("Come Alive"). This attracts a large audience despite protests
and poor reviews, prompting Barnum to rename his venture "Barnum's
Circus."
Searching for ways to further his reputation amongst the upper class,
Barnum meets playwright Phillip Carlyle and convinces him to join his
venture ("The Other Side"). Carlyle is mesmerized by Anne Wheeler, an
African-American trapeze artist, but he hides his feelings. During a trip,
Carlyle arranges for Barnum and his troupe to meet Queen Victoria.
Afterwards, Barnum meets Jenny Lind, a famed Swedish singer, whom he
convinces to perform in America, with him serving as her manager. Lind's
first American performance is a rousing success ("Never Enough"). While
Barnum gains favor with the aristocratic patrons, he begins to distance
himself from his original troupe, refusing to socialize with them. Dejected,
they decide to stand against their local harassers ("This Is Me").
Carlyle and Wheeler attend the theater together one night, only to run into
Carlyle's parents, who are blatantly racist toward Wheeler, causing her to
leave. Carlyle chases her and tries to convince her that they can be
together, but she rejects him despite her feelings towards him ("Rewrite
the Stars"). As Barnum takes Lind on a US tour, Charity feels isolated
from her husband as she stays home with their daughters ("Tightrope").
While on tour, Lind begins falling in love with Barnum, but when he
refuses her advances, she calls off the tour and kisses him at the end of her
last show, which is photographed by the press ("Never Enough" reprise).
Barnum returns home to find his circus on fire, caused by a fight between
the protesters and the troupe. Carlyle, who had tried to save Wheeler not
knowing she had already escaped, is rescued by Barnum amid the chaos
but suffers severe burns. Most of the sets and props are destroyed. Word of
Lind's cancellation and Barnum's public intimacy also reaches New York,
resulting in his mansion being foreclosed upon and Charity taking
Caroline and Helen to her parents' home.
Depressed, Barnum retreats to a local bar, where his troupe find him there
and explain that despite their disappointments, they still consider
themselves a family that needs him. An inspired Barnum resolves to start
anew and not let ambition overtake his loved ones anymore. Meanwhile,
the injured Carlyle wakes in a hospital with Anne by his side ("From Now
On").
Barnum leaves and finds his wife, and they decide to mend their
relationship. Faced with the financial difficulty of rebuilding the circus,
the recovering Carlyle steps in, offering to use his earnings from his share
of the circus's profits to rebuild it under the condition of becoming
partners, which Barnum happily accepts. As rebuilding the circus in its
original location would be too expensive, Barnum rebuilds it as an open-
air tent circus by the docks. The revamped circus is a huge success, and
Barnum gives full control of the show to Carlyle so he can focus on his
family ("The Greatest Show" reprise).
CHAPTER III
CONCLUSION

God has created a world that abounds with variety. Everywhere we look, we see
signs of heterogeneity which can serve as a spur to our wonder. To be truly alive
in this fascinating world is to open our hearts to the "others" who are very
different from us. The famous entertainer P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) called
these folk "curiosities."

This biopicture tells the story of the beginning entertainment shows that morphed
into the famous Barnum & Bailey Circus. Riding a surge of energy, this
entrepreneur plays a major role in the lives of his wife Charity (Michelle
Williams) who stands by him through thick and thin; with the stars of his shows;
with a successful playwright (Zac Efron) whom he mentors; with opera singer
Jenny Lind (Rebecca Ferguson) whose talents enable him to prove himself to the
upper class; and with a skeptical critic (Paul Sparks) who is turned around in his
thinking about Barnum.

After experiencing this film, we revisited Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret
Self, a 1978 book by literary critic Leslie Fiedler. He writes: "Only the true freak
challenges the conventional boundaries between male and female, sexed and
sexless, animal and human, large and small, self and other, and consequently
between reality and illusion, experience and fantasy, fact and myth." Freaks have
an important role to play in any society; they tease and test our openness.

Barnum celebrates the chorus line of freaks in his circus and eventually comes to
realize that he has created a safe place for them which they view as home. As
these performers dance and sing, we were reminded of the words of James Conlon
his book Lyrics for Re-Creation:

"At the heart of creativity is diversity. Diversity is at the core of the universe and
is its art form. We need to embrace and appreciate the differences in places and
people."

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