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Les Miserables Lovers...3rd UPDATE 10/18: Movie Dates!

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  1. JenM

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    I know it was a press event. I was there. Frankly, the reporters were hollering louder than the fans across the street, which was impressive, since I heard a woman scream at a decibel level that only bats could hear when Hugh Jackman showed up.

    And you obviously don't like her, so you don't care whatever excuses she comes up with. Or apparently, whatever anyone else has to say in her defense.

    Like I said before, she could have avoided the whole thing if she'd should worn underwear in the first place. Not doing so, especially at an event like this, was immensely stupid.

    But seeing as she's put together a pretty nice Oscar campaign for herself so far - which, from everything I've heard about the film so far, is well deserved - and knowing stunts like this hurt more than they help, I don't think she flashed anyone on purpose.

    And I can still think the photographers could have shown an ounce of decency and deleted the photos. Yes, they're the paparazzi, yes, they live and breathe on this stuff...but they got a million other photos without making a saga out of this.

    Les Miserables is a story about the value of decency in a world that's cruel. Would be nice if everyone practiced it once in awhile.
     
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  3. cornflake

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    I admitted I don't like her, nope. I do find her generally ridiculous.

    Has nothing to do with other people though.

    I don't think this hurts her campaign at all - she goes around saying she's so devastated and, well, you just kind of made the argument for her at the end. :confused3 I have no idea whether she did it on purpose. I know she had every reason to know it would or at least certainly could happen.

    Sure they had other photos. Which do you think made the most money?

    I equate decency to the Kate photo type thing, not a situation in which the person completely experienced shows up at a preplanned thing in that manner. Wear underwear.

    If she'd been out in her own neighbourhood getting a cab on a random day, or the wind blew, I'd have more sympathy. YMMV
     
  4. JenM

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    Moving on to something actually relevant...

    The cast had an Oscars luncheon yesterday, and last night Hugh Jackman was honored by the Museum of the Moving Image. So basically they hung out together all day long yesterday. So how much fun does this sound?

    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2012/12/hugh-jackmans-friends-jealous-lap-dance#slide=1

    Hugh's also getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame tomorrow. :thumbsup2
     
  5. JenM

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    4 Golden Globe nominations!! :cool1:

    Sweet!!! :thumbsup2
     
  6. Deb in IA

    Deb in IA Knows that KIDS are better

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    Well, sorry I mentioned the wardrobe incident - I didn't think it would bring out judgemental comments from someone who has never met her.

    Talk about insufferable . . . :rolleyes2


    I really hope this makes it to the blooper reel!
     
  7. wickey's friend

    wickey's friend I can get older but who says I have to grow up?

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    Found this in an article about Golden Globe nominations!

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  8. Imzadi

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    Heh, I dunno. . .

    Did you really expect anything else from that poster?



    LOVE THAT PIC!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Deb in IA

    Deb in IA Knows that KIDS are better

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    So true!! ;)
     
  10. JenM

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  12. NikkiLovesWDW!

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    If you are an AMC Stubs member, they are doing exclusive showings tomorrow night at select theaters. There's on about 40 minutes from me but unfortunately, I was throwing up all night last night and I just can't commit to getting those tickets and risk not feeling well. Plus I already have my tickets for Christmas morning!

    http://www.amctheatres.com/events/amc-stubs-exclusive-screening-december
     
  13. wickey's friend

    wickey's friend I can get older but who says I have to grow up?

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    O.M.G. I started to tear up just watching the candlestick scene. Love Colm -- he's so gracious and amazing.

    "Bring It Down" -- LOL!!! And yet, Colm still sings the high notes!



    And "One Day More" -- It all makes me want to go right now!
     
  14. JenM

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    Of course! The theater right near my office in NY...

    ...on my day off, when I'll be back in NJ. :headache:

    Oh well, I still have my tickets for the 26th! :cool1:
     
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  16. NikkiLovesWDW!

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    Saw Les Mis this morning! Overall, DH and I both LOVED it. I have a lot to say so if you didn't see yet and don't want to be spoiled, skip this post!


    The beginning is always slow to me. I always think this musical reeeeally starts after the ".....another story must begiiiiiiin" so I loved how they panned out but I was fully expecting at that moment for "Les Miserables" to pop up on the screen when the music changes.....but it didn't. DH actually thought it was going to too. Would've been a nice touch.

    Anne Hathaway is soooo amazing singing I Dreamed a Dream, she brought me to tears. Can't believe that was one continuous shot with no breaks.

    Master of the House was a HUGE disappointment. :( Didn't really like Sasha Cohen's performance at all. Helena was okay but I feel like she's always playing the same character. (Except in King's Speech - loved her in that.)

    Javert's proclamation at the end of the confrontation was soooooo unmoving. I mean, he's proclaiming that he basically will not rest until he hunts Valjean down seeks justice and it sounded like he was singing a freaking lullaby. Overall, Russel Crow was not strong AT ALL and I feel like his character needs to be very powerful and it should show through his singing. He was just boring.

    I loved loved loved the guy who played Marius and all the students. Their scenes were fantastic. I felt like they were really into and moving.

    One More Day - hmmmm. I just think that it's a number that doesn't work on screen as well as it works on stage. The fact that they are all on the same stage singing together is what makes it so great so the fact that they kept cutting from person to person kind of took away from it a bit.

    I felt like the scene changes overall were kind of choppy. Like, if I didn't know the story so well, I may have been a little lost, like "Okay, where are we now and how did we get here?"

    They made some changes to Eponine's death and Gavroche's death were changed and I actually think they both worked better on screen.

    Javert's death scene was ....I mean, when he hit that "wall" or whatever it was in the water, and the sound effect.....out loud, I went "ooof!" and we laughed. It was laughable.

    Loved young Cossette and Amanda as older Cossette - really I thought all the actors were amazing except Russel Crow and the Thenardiers.

    I fully expect Anne and Hugh to win awards for this one.

    OH! One last thing. What was the deal with the extreme close-ups for like 80% of the movie! Every time anyone sang, it was extreme close-up. It definitely worked for I Dreamed a Dream but I feel like I know the ins and outs of every one's teeth. And some of the time, the extreme close-ups went in and out of focus and it was distracting. There were some songs that I would've liked to see more of the scene around the person singing and not just a close up of their face the entire time.




    So that seems like a LOT that I'm complaining about but only because it was different than expected. Like I said, we both loved it overall and can't wait to see it again very soon!
     
  17. jdb in AZ

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    Sasha Cohen said on the Today Show that he didn't like the "take" they used of him singing "Master of the House." He said his voice was at its weakest.

    Overall, the voices weren't as powerful as those we've seen in several theatre productions. We've come to expect Javert to bring down the house with his powerful voice. Eponine in the movie had sung the role on Broadway, no problem there! Young Cosette and Gavrosh were great. And since the priest was the original Jean Val Jean, of course he did well.

    Ann Hatheway's acting far exceeded expectations, which made up for her voice. Not to say she sounded bad, it's just that we're spoiled by the Broadway-quality voices. She put so much into the role I do hope she wins some awards.
     
  18. Claudia1

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    ITA! He had the glares and physical demeanor but his voice was a complete opposite.

    I really liked the "tweeks" in the story line. Eponine and Cosette as children, then again as adults was plausible and gave depth to Eponine's pain from unrequited love.

    ITA about the close-ups, too. "I Dreamed a Dream", though, showed the bloodied rag fro selling her teeth and really enhanced the story-telling.

    Loved it!
     
  19. Buckalew11

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    I'm just commenting because I saw this movie today, have never seen it in any other form, had no idea what it was even about... (gasp! lol)

    Anyway, I can appreciate the comments here but it really did not come across the same way for someone like me.

    Maybe someone would have been better for the role besides Russell Crowe but I thought he was great and haunting even. I thought him jumping to his death was the opposite of what was described above.

    I really liked the closeups. For some reason, that added a lot to my experience of this movie. As a hairdresser, I was quite taken with the hair and makeup throughout.

    And, of course, watching Anne Hathaway have her hair cut off and knowing it was for real--I just cried watching that scene. Hearing her sing "I Dreamed A Dream" is something I will not soon get over. Not sure why I was so moved by her character but I definitely was. Her singing voice was so secondary to the emotion/words and the whole scene that I would have a hard time telling someone how her singing was...it was so raw and real for me.

    One More Day's close-ups were actually helpful to me, having never seen the play or anything--I actually got a lot out of those.

    I'm not picking on the PP's opinion. I thought her view was interesting. I'm just giving my thoughts since I am an extreme case who went not knowing anything about this movie. My DH even liked it (he did not even fall asleep! A Christmas miracle, probably. ;) ) and followed along--I thought all the singing would loose him and he has a bit of a hearing issue (too many emergency sirens!) but he did fine and even clapped at the end.
     
  20. NikkiLovesWDW!

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    Love hearing the different opinions and perspectives!
     
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