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Old 05-31-2012, 01:20 PM   #16
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It's going to be fantastic. I'm another who wore through the cassette tape.

And I think the casting of the Thenardiers is spot on. I was so excited when I heard that.
I was thinking the exact same thing!

I'd go watch this just to see Hugh Jackman and listen to him sing.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:29 PM   #17
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I was thinking the exact same thing!

I'd go watch this just to see Hugh Jackman and listen to him sing.
I would listen to him sing the phone book...
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:43 PM   #18
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I was thinking the exact same thing!

I'd go watch this just to see Hugh Jackman and listen to him sing.
I'm just thankful he can sing. I think Hugh Jackman and Sahsa Baron Cohen are the only reasons I will see this movie. Not too happy with the rest of the cast. I am too picky and stuck up for my own good!
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:19 PM   #19
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HUGE Les Miz fan here too!!

I think it is incredible that the trailer is out while they are still filming!

I like Anne's version.

It is an interpretation for the screen, which is much more intimate than a huge auditorium.
She is "acting" the song, not trying to raise the rafters.

Hugh actually fiilmed "Bring Him Home" on his real son Oscar's birthday. I think Tom Hooper did that on purpose - how's that for added emotional punch? Tweets from the "barricade boys" imply that Hugh gave a "master class" in singing.

But most of all, I am SO glad Eponine is not going to be played by Taylor Swift!!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:36 PM   #20
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I'm thrilled with this!!! I can't wait to see it!!! I saw the show for the first time 25 years ago in London with the original cast! I was on a college trip, and we lucked into the tickets. It was amazing! I've seen it several times since! Christmas can't come soon enough!

For anyone interested, my father's theater company, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is producing Les Mis this summer (June through October) in Cedar City Utah. I may be biased, but I think it's going to be an incredible production. If you want to, go to their website, www.bard.org and check things out. They'd love to have y'all come see it live before the film!
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HUGE Les Miz fan here too!!
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It is an interpretation for the screen, which is much more intimate than a huge auditorium.
She is "acting" the song, not trying to raise the rafters.


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I have to say this is spot on. The Producers was a dreadful movie, because they played it just as big as they would have on the stage. The comedy fell really flat because it wasn't feeding off an audience's energy. A director can't just transfer the stage to the screen--film is a different medium and has to be treated as such. (This is also, for the record, the reason that some musicals based on movies are so dreadful--you need to build a true new musical, not just put a movie onstage.)
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I saw the Broadway show 4 times. I got to see Colm Wilkinson as Valjean. I'm surprised I could hear him over the tears while he sung, Bring Him Home.
I've seen it 6 times and one of those was in Toronto to see Colm Wilkinson. Amazing!!!! I can't wait to see him as the bishop in the movie!!!

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I think Anne Hathaway sounds amazing!
Me too!!! I've watched the trailer 8 times and cry pretty much every time. Just seeing her face and the pain she is feeling. Amazing!!!!

Can't wait to see it. December is too far away!!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:26 PM   #23
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I had no idea they were making a movie! How could I not have known?! I LOVE Les Mis, have since I was a little kid and my best friend's mom played the CD for us in the car on a 3 hour drive. I cannot wait to see it on the big screen and own it so I can watch it whenever I want.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:49 PM   #24
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I don't care for it. I would have liked her to just sing the dang song and finish a complete sentence all the way through. It's like the National Anthem, I hate when people mess with songs I really love too much.
I don't think it'll be like that in actual film, it was probably cut up for the trailer. I can't say I know much about Les Mis, I've never seen it and only know a few of the songs listening to the Broadway channel on Pandora but I'll probably go see it.
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I absolutely love Les Miz! In fact, I just got home from seeing it for the 7th time. This time was extra special because my own DS13 was running around the stage as a constable, a beggar, a student, a customer at the inn, and a waiter at the wedding. His main role was as Montparnasse, the meanest member of Thenardier's gang. I can't wait to see it three more times this weekend!!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #26
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I have to say this is spot on. The Producers was a dreadful movie, because they played it just as big as they would have on the stage. The comedy fell really flat because it wasn't feeding off an audience's energy. A director can't just transfer the stage to the screen--film is a different medium and has to be treated as such. (This is also, for the record, the reason that some musicals based on movies are so dreadful--you need to build a true new musical, not just put a movie onstage.)
Another reason The Producers musical also failed as a movie was because Mel Brooks didn't direct that movie; Susan Strohman did. I've heard that Anne Bancroft was very ill and he decided to turn the reigns over to Susan Strohman. That was the first movie she had ever directed, and ... what you said.

Completely OT -- I loved The Producers on stage. I even loved it after Nathan Lane.

Back to T -- Hugh Jackman sings "Bring Him Home"?!!!!!! Be still my heart!!
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Newly released extended 4 1/2 minute video "first look" at the movie!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-uw5TehnZA


SO EXCITED!!!
It looks amazing!!

I am SO glad Tom Hooper went with the live singing. He, the actors, and Cameron Mackintosh explain the difference, and I think it will make a huge impact in the movie.

So many times I've gone to film versions of muscials and been disappointed, because they always felt "flat", when compared to the stage version. I think the way they did this will change all of that.

And the fact that they used ACTORS who can sing, rather than SINGERS who try to act.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #28
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I have seen the trailer in the theater several times already. It brings me to tears every single time!!
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I saw the 1998 Film version, so it will be interesting to compare!
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I have seen the trailer in the theater several times already. It brings me to tears every single time!!
This is a new clip, just posted today.
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