Pocket Ninja: While I often do agree with his underlying point, there's just something about David Edelstein's writing that makes me want to pour candle wax down his throat.
Nabb1: Pocket Ninja: While I often do agree with his underlying point, there's just something about David Edelstein's writing that makes me want to pour candle wax down his throat.The word you are looking for is "supercilious."
OtherLittleGuy: I'm hoping that a) Anne Hathaway does her own singing,
Sybarite: OtherLittleGuy: I'm hoping that a) Anne Hathaway does her own singing,The cast not only sang, but sang their parts live on set. They aren't lip synching over recorded vocals like most musical films.
DjangoStonereaver: LesMis is one of a class of musicals that defines soulless bombast.
Lollipop165: .... and it is going to be AWESOME!/Les Miz nerd
toddalmighty: No musical will be a monster hit.
Lumpmoose: Thank god. I can't stand it when "talented singers" like Boyle do a musical number and don't farking act the part. I don't care how good it sounds, you're supposed to be playing a character. You know, with emotions.
pizen: toddalmighty: No musical will be a monster hit.Chicago did pretty well at the box office and Academy Awards.
ManateeGag: I'd be amused if Jackman won an Oscar for it.
Elzar: DjangoStonereaver: LesMis is one of a class of musicals that defines soulless bombast.Pretty much this - much ado about nothing. I've seen Les Miz live several times and been equally underwhelmed with each performance. I'd take the Producers any day over this crap...[img713.imageshack.us image 320x120]
cenobyte40k: I don't go to see a pre-recorded show in order to listen to people miss notes. If I want to see a live show, I will go to see a live show.
dahmers love zombie: Lollipop165: .... and it is going to be AWESOME!/Les Miz nerdI saw Les Miz for the first time in 1986, in January. In London. Yes, the very first London cast, during the very English-speaking first run of the show. If you've never seen a version of it with Colm Wilkinson as Valjean and Roger Allam as Javert, you haven't seen the show. I walked in quite completely ignorant of the show, as our class had scored last-minute tickets that we weren't supposed to have been able to get, and I wasn't terribly up on the theatre at that time. I walked out about three hours later exhausted, with my hands hurting from clapping and my voice sore from cheering. I've only seen it live once since then, but I'm actually looking forward to the movie.
Darth_Lukecash: Oh, and there is a rape scene? Really? What the hell?
had98c: My gf is dying to take me to see this, especially since I've never seen any production of Les Mis before (play, movie, nothing). Everything I know about it I learned from watching Jeopardy!Yeah I'm an uncultured dolt.
farkeruk: The problem with Les Miserables ....is that the songs are shiatty.
farkeruk: The problem with Les Miserables and almost every musical since the 1960s is that the songs are shiatty. And that's basically because recorded music meant that songwriters didn't need to write for a musical, they could just write songs. Look at every musical since the 1960s - shiatty songs.
jvl: Darth_Lukecash: Oh, and there is a rape scene? Really? What the hell?I'm assuming that the critic was too busy thinking up clever put-downs to notice that the plot included no rape.Or someone rewrote the musical. I'm going with the first option though.
jvl: Were you edgy before it was hip to be edgy?
Dwight_Yeast: Moulin Rouge did alright.
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