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2012-11-15 01:03:09 AM  
Real hipsters prefer the French version, which really is much better in some places.

Compare Mon Prince est en Chemin Deja to Castle on a Cloud and you'll see what I mean.

Still, this is the greatest musical of all time. I'll love until the day I die.
 
2012-11-15 01:25:20 AM  

gunga galunga: 1lastcall: 10th Anniversary, Philip Quast (Javert) and Colm Wilkinson (Valjean) ~ The Confrontation

Can't beat this.


I'll just leave this here.


what is this from, i don't recognize the show?
 
2012-11-15 01:42:03 AM  
Looks like Javert spends too much time calling Jean Valjean by his name.
 
2012-11-15 01:47:11 AM  
Valjean is supposed to be physically stronger than Javert, but Russell Crowe looks like he could snap Hugh Jackman in half.

I bet it would work even better with their roles reversed.
 
2012-11-15 08:21:08 AM  

not_an_indigo: OtherLittleGuy: Oh yeah, those that wanted to read the book, but thought it was it was too long and dragged in parts--

Best. Abridged. Edition. Ever.

Fark you, abridged books are for people who don't know how to read.


Please enjoy 150 pages of backstory for a character who, for all intents and purposes only needs to be there for 10 pages.

Les Mis is over 1600 pages. At the very least HALF of it is not essential to the story and a good majority of that "half" is just him yelling at the French Government.

When he gets to the actual character stories, it's OUTSTANDING. The rest is a slog not worthy of my time.
 
2012-11-15 08:49:37 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: not_an_indigo: OtherLittleGuy: Oh yeah, those that wanted to read the book, but thought it was it was too long and dragged in parts--

Best. Abridged. Edition. Ever.

Fark you, abridged books are for people who don't know how to read.

Please enjoy 150 pages of backstory for a character who, for all intents and purposes only needs to be there for 10 pages.

Les Mis is over 1600 pages. At the very least HALF of it is not essential to the story and a good majority of that "half" is just him yelling at the French Government.

When he gets to the actual character stories, it's OUTSTANDING. The rest is a slog not worthy of my time.


so, what you are saying is that he really, REALLY needed a good editor to say "look dude, this here 150+ pages (or more) of written garbage needs to go, it has nothing to do whatever with the story you are telling"?
 
2012-11-15 10:49:03 AM  

frepnog: Jim from Saint Paul: not_an_indigo: OtherLittleGuy: Oh yeah, those that wanted to read the book, but thought it was it was too long and dragged in parts--

Best. Abridged. Edition. Ever.

Fark you, abridged books are for people who don't know how to read.

Please enjoy 150 pages of backstory for a character who, for all intents and purposes only needs to be there for 10 pages.

Les Mis is over 1600 pages. At the very least HALF of it is not essential to the story and a good majority of that "half" is just him yelling at the French Government.

When he gets to the actual character stories, it's OUTSTANDING. The rest is a slog not worthy of my time.

so, what you are saying is that he really, REALLY needed a good editor to say "look dude, this here 150+ pages (or more) of written garbage needs to go, it has nothing to do whatever with the story you are telling"?


Correct.

I grew up calling it "Robert Jordan syndrome", till I learned he was but a contendor to Hugo's throne.
 
2012-11-15 11:14:33 AM  

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


Meh. Ruthie Henshall singing "I dreamed a dream" is enough. No dramatic over-emoting, she just sings the Fark out of it.
 
2012-11-15 11:22:30 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: frepnog: Jim from Saint Paul: not_an_indigo: OtherLittleGuy: Oh yeah, those that wanted to read the book, but thought it was it was too long and dragged in parts--

Best. Abridged. Edition. Ever.

Fark you, abridged books are for people who don't know how to read.

Please enjoy 150 pages of backstory for a character who, for all intents and purposes only needs to be there for 10 pages.

Les Mis is over 1600 pages. At the very least HALF of it is not essential to the story and a good majority of that "half" is just him yelling at the French Government.

When he gets to the actual character stories, it's OUTSTANDING. The rest is a slog not worthy of my time.

so, what you are saying is that he really, REALLY needed a good editor to say "look dude, this here 150+ pages (or more) of written garbage needs to go, it has nothing to do whatever with the story you are telling"?

Correct.

I grew up calling it "Robert Jordan syndrome", till I learned he was but a contendor to Hugo's throne.


yeah, had a feeling that this book is one of those that is acclaimed, kids have to read it in class (at least parts), it is considered a classic, but most people have never actually read the entire thing and would rather pound nails into their eyes, given the option.
 
2012-11-15 11:27:49 AM  

fini_fly: Cubs300: fini_fly: Why does Helena Bonham Carter look the same in every movie she is in?

You mean hot in a scary, freaky sort of way?

Yes. It seems she always gets these types of roles.

...all the way to the bank.

Poor, poor, HBC.
 
2012-11-15 11:35:02 AM  

lohphat: 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

Meh. Ruthie Henshall singing "I dreamed a dream" is enough. No dramatic over-emoting, she just sings the Fark out of it.


See, this is one of the few parts of the 10th AND 25th that I wasn't a big fan of.

To be clear, she sings the song very well, it's the choice of how I don't like.

Fantine is supposed to be on the verge of "breaking". Life has deal her this shiat hand and she doesn't see a way out of it. Hungry, alone, having to have her hair cut away simply to try and save a child she hasnt seen in years, feeling this is the life she has to lead to try and support her child.

This chick and Salonga sings the song with no "pain" in her voice, IMO. All I hear is righteous indignation... "HOW DARE THIS BE THE GOD DAMN HAND I WAS GIVEN?!" is what I hear.

Give me what little we have seen of Hathaway. She sounds hurt. She sounds like her heart is broken. She sounds like she knows she'll hate her life but can see no way out of it.

Then again, maybe that's on purpose. Maybe that's the way Mackintosh wants her done.

Meh. All 3 seem to be doing a great jod technically.
 
2012-11-15 02:01:37 PM  
Not joking, I've seen the show on Broadway 15 times that I can remember, starting from the year it came out. I wouldn't be surprised if it was over 20 though. I remember there were 2 or 3 years there when I saw it every 3 or so months in the early 90's.

One thing is I always remember my first Fantine being AMAZING. And I've never seen a good Fantine ever since. In fact, I'm often straight out disappointed by the casting director's Fantine pics.

Lea Salonga was an "okay" Fantine, but she was SO much better as Eponine. Plus it was hard for me to see Salonga in the "older" role since it reminded me how much I've aged... although Frances Ruffele (the original) was always my fave Eponine, Lea's a close 2nd.

Oh, and Colm Wilkinson FTW.

Really there's no other Broadway show I'm so passionate about. I just put on some songs again, and I'm getting shivers like the first time I saw it when I was 8.

Yes, shutup and take my money indeed.
 
2012-11-15 02:05:30 PM  
Oh and great casting with Helena Bonham Carter and Sasha Baron Cohen.

Although Russell Crowe's voice doesn't sound strong enough to carry Javier. And Javier has some of the best songs.
 
2012-11-15 04:09:25 PM  
Meh.
 
2012-11-15 05:10:28 PM  
does nothing for me

will probably watch it cable eventually.
 
2012-11-16 07:43:34 AM  

coco ebert: Well, there go Oscars to the film, Hugh Jackman, and Anne Hathaway.


I don't see Jackman, or anybody else, beating out Daniel Day Lewis. Guy is farking amazing in Lincoln. Plus, it's a historical Spielberg flick, and the Academy loves that.
 
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