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2012-11-14 08:31:01 AM  
The cameo by Susan Boyle surprised me. I hadn't read about that.
 
2012-11-14 08:34:14 AM  
So wait the Wolverine prequel prequel is a musical and has Catwoman in it? WTF this looks horrible.

/looks freaking awesome
 
2012-11-14 08:35:09 AM  

DamnYankees: That trailer was the first time I'd heard either Amanda Seyfreid or Eddie Redmayne sing, and I gotta say I really liked the way it sounded.


She's actually quite good.
 
2012-11-14 08:36:40 AM  
I guess I will retract my vow to never see a film with Sacha Baron Cohen in it.
 
2012-11-14 08:38:45 AM  
Boy, a lot of these people are starting to show their age :/
 
2012-11-14 08:41:20 AM  
I have never seen Les Misrables, theater, or otherwise. I highly suspect this will change soon.

/that and the wife really wants to see this
 
2012-11-14 08:42:32 AM  
The fact that Anne Hathaway will probably never be the same after what she went through for this role makes me Les Miserables.
 
2012-11-14 08:51:20 AM  
Snikt!
 
2012-11-14 08:51:46 AM  
so.

there are still people that get excited about Les Mis.

Who would have thought?
 
2012-11-14 08:53:07 AM  

Tyrosine: Without question I'll go see it but I'd prefer a non-musical version with more Victor Hugo and less Andrew Lloyd Webber.

/I don't appreciate serious drama tainted by the artsy foo foo crowd and I rather doubt a musical is what Hugo had in mind when he wrote the book


****SPOILERS BELOW FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SOMEHOW NOT READ THE BOOK OR SEEN PREVIOUS ADAPTIONS****



theburningpulpit.files.wordpress.com

*Ends after Javert's suicide. Still a great adaption though, well acted that gets the tone of the characters it uses very well. My peronal favorite adaption (not counting the musical, will probably fall to #2 here in about a month)

images.moviepostershop.com

*Ends after Javert's suicide. A better adaption then you would think since it was a talkie made in 1935. A few differences from the book. Pretty well done.

www.classicflix.com

THIS is the one you'll like the most. Very few changes from the novel. over 3 and a half hours long. Well acted. Yep, over 50 years old (this is the 58 version). Still, this is what you seem to be asking for.

And hey look, it's on youtube in it's entirety.

Also, I would think Hugo would he happy to have some of his message about the human spirit be presented in any form that people would want to process it in. When you're in exile, your porbably not that picky. 

/and they made an anime version in the last few years too?
//well, there goes my weekend
 
2012-11-14 08:55:18 AM  
Geoffery Rush will always be the true Javert.
 
2012-11-14 08:57:03 AM  

Tyrosine: Without question I'll go see it but I'd prefer a non-musical version with more Victor Hugo and less Andrew Lloyd Webber.

/I don't appreciate serious drama tainted by the artsy foo foo crowd and I rather doubt a musical is what Hugo had in mind when he wrote the book


Here you go. Not a song to be heard in this version.
You can always go read the book, if you're that much of a purest. Also, Andrew Lloyd Webber did not do Les Misérables.

I'll be seeing this on Christmas day.
 
2012-11-14 09:00:46 AM  
I was in this show about 8 years ago at our community theatre, sold out every night for 4 weeks and people dressed in costume to come see a bunch of teenagers.

This movie is going to be epic.

//dressing up for midnight showing in my Fantine costume.
///slashies!
 
2012-11-14 09:01:34 AM  
So this is what it takes to melt the collective frozen heart of Farkers? A movie adaption of a lavish, Broadway musical?

/NTTAWWT.
 
2012-11-14 09:03:48 AM  
...and a hard boiled egg.
 
2012-11-14 09:10:14 AM  

JFarker131: dressing up for midnight showing in my Fantine costume.


Really hoping you're a woman.
 
2012-11-14 09:11:56 AM  

JFarker131: I was in this show about 8 years ago at our community theatre, sold out every night for 4 weeks and people dressed in costume to come see a bunch of teenagers.

This movie is going to be epic.

//dressing up for midnight showing in my Fantine costume.
///slashies!


Young, vibrant, full of life, non-pregnant Fantine or cut-my-hair, I-have-pnuemonia-but-still-have-standards whore Fantine?

Either way, I am interested in pics.

:)
 
2012-11-14 09:22:25 AM  
*** rolls eyes ***

I was watching the new trailer for Les Mis before it became mainstream. But hey, I hope you enjoy your public-pleasing pabulum, masses.

/have to be at Starbucks to work on my novel using my iPad in 26 minutes.
 
2012-11-14 09:24:43 AM  

propasaurus: Based on the trailers, I have to go see this alone. I'm not sitting there sobbing next to someone.


Same here. Besides, the BF isn't too fond of musicals, so no point taking him.
 
2012-11-14 09:27:29 AM  
WTF, who the hell cast Anne Hathaway? She cannot sing close to in tune.
 
2012-11-14 09:31:21 AM  

taglius: So this is what it takes to melt the collective frozen heart of Farkers? A movie adaption of a lavish, Broadway musical?

/NTTAWWT.


This is why most of my submitted headlines contain the phrase "jazz hands".
 
2012-11-14 09:31:22 AM  
[CLICKS LINK]

Damn..... it's dusty in here. And my allergies and the fresh-cut onions aren't helping either.
 
2012-11-14 09:37:41 AM  
From IMDB:

"Recording the actors' singing live as they're acting may not be a first for this film, but the scope, and especially the manner in which it's being done, is: The actors wore ear pieces which fed the sound of a live piano being played off-stage, to keep their singing in key. The main novelty here is, there's no count-in or predetermined tempo and the piano is following the pacing of the actor, not the other way around - a first for a filmed musical. Orchestral music was added post-production."

That's really farkin' cool.
 
2012-11-14 09:38:30 AM  
The music crushes Phantom of the Opera's

That is all.
 
2012-11-14 09:43:50 AM  

Free Radical: The music crushes Phantom of the Opera's

That is all.


^^^^

And I like Phantom of the Opera.
 
2012-11-14 09:44:09 AM  
What's with this singing crap? I've watched 3 versions of Le Mis, and there was no singing in any of them.
 
2012-11-14 09:49:58 AM  
This is going to be the Best. Christmas. Ever.

/First traveling broadway show I ever saw. Cannot wait!
 
2012-11-14 09:50:52 AM  

Tyrosine: Without question I'll go see it but I'd prefer a non-musical version with more Victor Hugo and less Andrew Lloyd Webber.

/I don't appreciate serious drama tainted by the artsy foo foo crowd and I rather doubt a musical is what Hugo had in mind when he wrote the book



Well, it seems you're a little gay since you will go and see it.

I have no interest in musicals because I'm just not that fabulously inclined.

The Musical: Can't make my shiat up on whether to be a real film or a music video.
 
2012-11-14 09:51:57 AM  

Funbags: What's with this singing crap? I've watched 3 versions of Le Mis, and there was no singing in any of them.


If you read the book while listening to Pink Floyds 'Dark Side of the Moon', I hear they sync up perfectly.
 
2012-11-14 09:51:57 AM  

Funbags: What's with this singing crap? I've watched 3 versions of Le Mis, and there was no singing in any of them.


No that was the 3 Star Wars prequels.
 
2012-11-14 09:54:29 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Tyrosine: Without question I'll go see it but I'd prefer a non-musical version with more Victor Hugo and less Andrew Lloyd Webber.

/I don't appreciate serious drama tainted by the artsy foo foo crowd and I rather doubt a musical is what Hugo had in mind when he wrote the book

****SPOILERS BELOW FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SOMEHOW NOT READ THE BOOK OR SEEN PREVIOUS ADAPTIONS****


[theburningpulpit.files.wordpress.com image 580x859]

*Ends after Javert's suicide. Still a great adaption though, well acted that gets the tone of the characters it uses very well. My peronal favorite adaption (not counting the musical, will probably fall to #2 here in about a month)

[images.moviepostershop.com image 580x773]

*Ends after Javert's suicide. A better adaption then you would think since it was a talkie made in 1935. A few differences from the book. Pretty well done.

[www.classicflix.com image 550x771]

THIS is the one you'll like the most. Very few changes from the novel. over 3 and a half hours long. Well acted. Yep, over 50 years old (this is the 58 version). Still, this is what you seem to be asking for.

And hey look, it's on youtube in it's entirety.

Also, I would think Hugo would he happy to have some of his message about the human spirit be presented in any form that people would want to process it in. When you're in exile, your porbably not that picky. 

/and they made an anime version in the last few years too?
//well, there goes my weekend


Speaking of which, what an incredibly lame ending. The "bad guy" can't decide between Lawful Neutral and Lawful Good, so he kills himself? Hugo might as well have made a genuine deus ex machina ending and had a shark jump out of the Seine and eat Javert.
 
2012-11-14 10:01:06 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Jim from Saint Paul: Tyrosine: Without question I'll go see it but I'd prefer a non-musical version with more Victor Hugo and less Andrew Lloyd Webber.

/I don't appreciate serious drama tainted by the artsy foo foo crowd and I rather doubt a musical is what Hugo had in mind when he wrote the book

****SPOILERS BELOW FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SOMEHOW NOT READ THE BOOK OR SEEN PREVIOUS ADAPTIONS****


[theburningpulpit.files.wordpress.com image 580x859]

*Ends after Javert's suicide. Still a great adaption though, well acted that gets the tone of the characters it uses very well. My peronal favorite adaption (not counting the musical, will probably fall to #2 here in about a month)

[images.moviepostershop.com image 580x773]

*Ends after Javert's suicide. A better adaption then you would think since it was a talkie made in 1935. A few differences from the book. Pretty well done.

[www.classicflix.com image 550x771]

THIS is the one you'll like the most. Very few changes from the novel. over 3 and a half hours long. Well acted. Yep, over 50 years old (this is the 58 version). Still, this is what you seem to be asking for.

And hey look, it's on youtube in it's entirety.

Also, I would think Hugo would he happy to have some of his message about the human spirit be presented in any form that people would want to process it in. When you're in exile, your porbably not that picky. 

/and they made an anime version in the last few years too?
//well, there goes my weekend

Speaking of which, what an incredibly lame ending. The "bad guy" can't decide between Lawful Neutral and Lawful Good, so he kills himself? Hugo might as well have made a genuine deus ex machina ending and had a shark jump out of the Seine and eat Javert.


Javert was a man of iron. Iron belief. Iron will. Unflexibile. Unable to understand or give pity/mercy.

When he gives Valjean mercy, this breaks him. Humpty Dumpty...
 
2012-11-14 10:08:21 AM  
Between this and "The Hobbit" my already puny December filmgoing budget is blown.
/cause I want to see 'em both multiple times
//and Russell Crowe is my all time fantasy boyfriend
 
2012-11-14 10:11:19 AM  
Aww. Am I really the only asshole on here complaining? You guys are blowing loads and I'm bummed out.

Amanda Seyfried, properly porcelain-skinned and auto-tuned to hell? Russell Crowe....singing like he's in his band?

I understand that a lifetime with this musical, and most of my lifetime with the 10th anniversary special, has created a healthy bias. But seeing as Anne and Hugh have the proper chops to pull it off, I'm pissed that the people who 'look' like they could be the characters aren't more solid. No one's telling Russell Crowe how to sing, or much of anything, at this point. Why cast a guy like that? There's plenty of examples of his singing voice. It's not Javert or anyone in a Broadway production really.

The fact that I was excited by Russell Crowe the actor in the character's role makes the failure so much more complete. Cuz it means that's what a casting director thought about him and 'Manders.
 
2012-11-14 10:15:48 AM  

JokerMattly: Also I forgot how emotional the final song of Les Mis is. holy fark I did not need to start my day like this.


Yeah... Mrs. Pilates is hardly ever reduced to a blubbering, tearful mess, it's one of the things I like most about her. However, Valjean's Death gets her every single time.

As other's have said, I'm curious to see how Russell Crowe handles the role of Javert. Javert has always been my favorite character, ever since I first saw the show on Broadway in 1996. I'm a baritone/bass myself, and baritones rarely get such pivotal roles. Javert is such an absolutist, and his descent (literally and figuratively) is my favorite scene in the show. I have no doubt Russell Crowe can knock it out of the park dramatically... I really and truly hope he can do it justice vocally as well.
 
2012-11-14 10:17:03 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: ...and a hard boiled egg.


www.best-books-for-kids.com

"Make that two hard-boiled eggs."

/HONK!
/"And one duck egg..."
 
2012-11-14 10:21:19 AM  

sidcart42: Aww. Am I really the only asshole on here complaining? You guys are blowing loads and I'm bummed out.

Amanda Seyfried, properly porcelain-skinned and auto-tuned to hell? Russell Crowe....singing like he's in his band?

I understand that a lifetime with this musical, and most of my lifetime with the 10th anniversary special, has created a healthy bias. But seeing as Anne and Hugh have the proper chops to pull it off, I'm pissed that the people who 'look' like they could be the characters aren't more solid. No one's telling Russell Crowe how to sing, or much of anything, at this point. Why cast a guy like that? There's plenty of examples of his singing voice. It's not Javert or anyone in a Broadway production really.

The fact that I was excited by Russell Crowe the actor in the character's role makes the failure so much more complete. Cuz it means that's what a casting director thought about him and 'Manders.


Nah, I'm kind of with you here. I initially thought "RC is perfect for this kind of character, and I know he's got his own band, so I'm sure he can sing well enough." Then I got to this part of the trailer and went, "Oh God, no. Not for one of the MALE LEADS."
 
2012-11-14 10:27:44 AM  

sidcart42: Aww. Am I really the only asshole on here complaining? You guys are blowing loads and I'm bummed out.

Amanda Seyfried, properly porcelain-skinned and auto-tuned to hell? Russell Crowe....singing like he's in his band?

I understand that a lifetime with this musical, and most of my lifetime with the 10th anniversary special, has created a healthy bias. But seeing as Anne and Hugh have the proper chops to pull it off, I'm pissed that the people who 'look' like they could be the characters aren't more solid. No one's telling Russell Crowe how to sing, or much of anything, at this point. Why cast a guy like that? There's plenty of examples of his singing voice. It's not Javert or anyone in a Broadway production really.

The fact that I was excited by Russell Crowe the actor in the character's role makes the failure so much more complete. Cuz it means that's what a casting director thought about him and 'Manders.


Failure? We haven't seen it. I too am pretty worried about Crowe. benefit of the doubt is given though since the rest of the show looks solid as hell.

Seyfried looks fine and as for "autotune"? [Citation needed]. You would think that having one of these actors auto-tuned would defeat the purpose of having them sing on set and making that a focal point of your behind the scenes featurettes.

Short version: Calm down.
 
2012-11-14 10:29:35 AM  

lamecomedian: sidcart42: Aww. Am I really the only asshole on here complaining? You guys are blowing loads and I'm bummed out.

Amanda Seyfried, properly porcelain-skinned and auto-tuned to hell? Russell Crowe....singing like he's in his band?

I understand that a lifetime with this musical, and most of my lifetime with the 10th anniversary special, has created a healthy bias. But seeing as Anne and Hugh have the proper chops to pull it off, I'm pissed that the people who 'look' like they could be the characters aren't more solid. No one's telling Russell Crowe how to sing, or much of anything, at this point. Why cast a guy like that? There's plenty of examples of his singing voice. It's not Javert or anyone in a Broadway production really.

The fact that I was excited by Russell Crowe the actor in the character's role makes the failure so much more complete. Cuz it means that's what a casting director thought about him and 'Manders.

Nah, I'm kind of with you here. I initially thought "RC is perfect for this kind of character, and I know he's got his own band, so I'm sure he can sing well enough." Then I got to this part of the trailer and went, "Oh God, no. Not for one of the MALE LEADS."


Yeah because every great male lead in a musical has always had a tremendous singing voice....

3.bp.blogspot.com

29.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-14 10:35:19 AM  
I'm glad you guys think this looks good because I'm definitely going to get dragged to this.
 
2012-11-14 10:36:41 AM  
I read this book when I was in middle school, out of boredom.
I really liked it.
Then all the gays jumped on it and made a musical out of it.

I used to like musicals before that.

Damn them.

At the risk of giving them Ideas, they might as well make a musical out of the Johnstown Flood.
 
2012-11-14 10:40:32 AM  
Russell Crowe can't be as bad as Pierce Brosnan was in Mamma Mia. He just can't.
 
2012-11-14 10:41:46 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Seyfried looks fine and as for "autotune"? [Citation needed].


As I linked upthread, she can sing just fine.
 
2012-11-14 10:43:13 AM  
10th Anniversary, Philip Quast (Javert) and Colm Wilkinson (Valjean) ~ The Confrontation

Can't beat this.


That being said, I'll watch the film, mostly for Russel Crowe. Whew.
 
2012-11-14 10:46:32 AM  

lamecomedian: sidcart42: Aww. Am I really the only asshole on here complaining? You guys are blowing loads and I'm bummed out.

Amanda Seyfried, properly porcelain-skinned and auto-tuned to hell? Russell Crowe....singing like he's in his band?

I understand that a lifetime with this musical, and most of my lifetime with the 10th anniversary special, has created a healthy bias. But seeing as Anne and Hugh have the proper chops to pull it off, I'm pissed that the people who 'look' like they could be the characters aren't more solid. No one's telling Russell Crowe how to sing, or much of anything, at this point. Why cast a guy like that? There's plenty of examples of his singing voice. It's not Javert or anyone in a Broadway production really.

The fact that I was excited by Russell Crowe the actor in the character's role makes the failure so much more complete. Cuz it means that's what a casting director thought about him and 'Manders.

Nah, I'm kind of with you here. I initially thought "RC is perfect for this kind of character, and I know he's got his own band, so I'm sure he can sing well enough." Then I got to this part of the trailer and went, "Oh God, no. Not for one of the MALE LEADS."


Maybe I'm missing something, but I think he sounds pretty good. What's so bad about it?
 
2012-11-14 10:50:11 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: susansto-helit: Bathia_Mapes: propasaurus: Based on the trailers, I have to go see this alone. I'm not sitting there sobbing next to someone.

If this doesn't make you cry like a baby, you have no soul. Alfie Boe--Bring Me Home

If that's any gauge of how I'll react, I'm going to be crying like a little biatch.

This should put a smile on your face. Master of the House (some NSFW lyrics)


It's always been my favorite number from Les Mis. And it's within my vocal range, too. I've never wanted to play Valjean or Javert, but I would kill for a chance to play M. Thenadier in a small production.

I think Sasha Baron Cohen and Helena Bohnam Carter are going to knock that bit out of the park; he's got a great voice himself and her playing the harridan is a natural
 
2012-11-14 10:50:40 AM  
I am an illiterate heathen.

What is Les Mis about?
 
2012-11-14 10:50:45 AM  

sidcart42: Aww. Am I really the only asshole on here complaining? You guys are blowing loads and I'm bummed out.

Amanda Seyfried, properly porcelain-skinned and auto-tuned to hell? Russell Crowe....singing like he's in his band?

I understand that a lifetime with this musical, and most of my lifetime with the 10th anniversary special, has created a healthy bias. But seeing as Anne and Hugh have the proper chops to pull it off, I'm pissed that the people who 'look' like they could be the characters aren't more solid. No one's telling Russell Crowe how to sing, or much of anything, at this point. Why cast a guy like that? There's plenty of examples of his singing voice. It's not Javert or anyone in a Broadway production really.

The fact that I was excited by Russell Crowe the actor in the character's role makes the failure so much more complete. Cuz it means that's what a casting director thought about him and 'Manders.


And yet you probably enjoyed "Moulin Rouge"

/spoiler: The lead actors can't sing
 
2012-11-14 10:51:20 AM  

tallguywithglasseson: I'm glad you guys think this looks good because I'm definitely going to get dragged to this.


Be prepared. Depending whether or not they cut a lot out from the show, it may very well run about three hours long.
 
2012-11-14 10:51:56 AM  

tallguywithglasseson: I'm glad you guys think this looks good because I'm definitely going to get dragged to this.


Take a deep breath. See if you can finagle a "Well, I will go to this BUT YOU OWE ME ONE" out of the dragger. Then know it doesn;t suck total balls, enjoy it more then you let on.

Not only will you have been entertained but she will owe you a "well I am going to make you watch this show, much to your chagrine".

win-win

/I suggest you make her watch something like "The Walking Dead"
 
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