Juggling in Movies

De-Lovely (2004)

[Irwin Winkler film; Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce]

De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light--including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter. This is a very "classic musical theater" themed film.

At 31:53, during "Let's Misbehave," Philip Widdicombe, as the Harlequin juggler at a ball, juggles 3 orange balls for 2 seconds. He is seen again in the background at 32:38.

At 1:02:05, the song "Be a Clown" begins and lasts 3 minutes. During this time, 3 ball juggling is seen briefly about 12 times by various chorus members, usually in the background, but a few times prominently. Most notable was at 1:03:39, when Kevin Kline, playing Cole Porter, juggles 3 balls for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.

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