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The Smallest Show On Earth  DVDRip DivX [Eng]
A film about the love of film projection.This film is one of my favourites because fifty years ago I was a young projectionist in a small cinema in the East Midlands, England.
The younger generation of filmgoers, used to the antiseptic cleanliness of the multiplexes, may not realise that "fleapits" like the Bijou in "The Smallest Show On Earth" did actually exist in post-war Britain. Starved of resources during the war and with restrictions on non-essential building in force until the mid fifties, many small cinemas were in a very sorry state with broken seats, threadbare carpets, antiquated projection equipment and even torn and patched screens.
It is against this background that this charming comedy is set with wonderfully eccentric characters played by Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford and Bernard Miles. The principal character is, however, the Bijou itself. This was a set, the exterior having been temporarily constructed between two railway bridges in Kilburn, a London Suburb. The rival cinema, the Grand, was in fact, a real cinema - the Gaumont at Hammersmith, also a London suburb.