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best. juggling. ever.

Not me ever, for I am the clumsiest girl alive, but Alan points to the Juggling Information Service website over at withboots and inadvertently uncovers something even more awesome than the fact such a group exists:

Aaaand a list of 388 movies in which juggling has appeared! (What other list would include Bachelor Party, Waiting for Guffman and Xanadu?) Shine on, you crazy diamonds.

Late Note: The movie descriptions are even more unimaginable than I, er, imagined. E.g., for Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy:

Before they can return to America from Egypt, Peter and Freddie find the archaeologist Dr. Zoomer murdered. A medallion leads them to a crypt where a revived mummy provides the terror.

Reported to contain juggling.

I couldn't resist. Here's a few more (plot details snipped):

Annie (1982). At the beginning of the film a girl briefly juggles three cans in the orphanage and falls off her bed. In a circus scene lasting over two minutes there is a juggler doing a three torches in the background, with a few tricks, as well as some torch swinging. He drops. Interesting only because the juggler is Michael Moschen. Two club passers are seen here, and later on tall unicycles. Fred "Garbo" Garver also appears.

Excess Baggage (1928). Silent Comedy. Reported to contain juggling.

Labyrinth (1986). Michael Moschen performed contact juggling for David Bowie by sticking his arms through Bowie's costume and watching on a video monitor. Moschen was credited as a choreographer. The first contact juggling scene occurs 13 minutes into the film. The second scene is about an hour later.

The Lost Boys (1987). There's a brief 3-ball cascade during the opening titles by an unidentified juggler. This is soon followed by some club passing on the boardwalk at the beginning. The most visible juggler is Ken Martin. The other juggler not shown well is Jeff Napier.

I could read these all night.


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