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if mortals could fly and look like angels too like here,
This review is from: Trapeze [DVD] (DVD)
YOU SEE THIS AND YOU WISH YOU HAD WINGS AND COULD FLY-
Burt Lancaster was a maverick of his generation and was a Trapeze artist which was his first love and he indulges here in toto and does full justice to a great role requiring immense stamina and talent .
That he looks much better then the likes of Brad Pitt or Cruise is added on by his immense acting talent .
The best circus drama ever made and Trapecio is a tremendous achievement .
Carol Reed directs with a whimsical charm giving his 3 leads all the screen space they deserve and desire and makes this a sheer delight.
Three gorgeous human specimens in leotards in a European circus act with Burt Lancaster in his prime trying to do the impossible Triple flip .
His catcher is the young stud Curtis who is vying for Lolo's charms and the love triangle is as delicious as a triple scoop of Italian gelato .
Breathtaking stunts -gorgeous visual design and tremendously entertaining -Carol Reed had a visual sense which is rare in cinema and the camera angles used are amazing but not as amazing as the physical forms of Burt and Gina who look like celestial beings and seem like Greek Gods have decided to grace the screen
A must see .