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(BBC)   Woman sees Les Miserables 957 times. No word on who was taking care of her cats   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 78
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2013-01-11 10:14:57 AM
i.imgur.com

"I just love that strong sensitive Marius.
 And that poor Eponine is just so sad and lonely."


 
2013-01-11 10:15:59 AM
The cats had formed their own commune and barricaded the entrances to the house.
 
2013-01-11 10:19:52 AM
The book is really good. ..all 1200 pages of it.
 
2013-01-11 10:21:36 AM
I think my sister has them all.
 
2013-01-11 10:22:39 AM
that's a lot of money to spend on a miserable movie.
 
2013-01-11 10:26:12 AM
Les Mooserables, is more like it, amiright?
 
2013-01-11 10:32:49 AM
betanews.com

/hot like THE BLOOD OF ANGRY MEN
 
2013-01-11 10:33:43 AM
I've never read the novel nor seen the play. Watched the movie last night. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
Not sure why so many people suggest it's so depressing, I thought it was uplifting (though obviously there are sad parts).
Most of the performances were very good, Hathaway and Jackman in particular. Crowe's performance stood out... as not being up to the level of the rest of the cast.

Will have to add the novel to my "to read" list.
 
2013-01-11 10:36:49 AM
No worries

/she popped them all in the freezer before she left
//they'll just need thawing
 
2013-01-11 10:40:41 AM
I know I can't wait for the sequel: MORE Miserables
 
2013-01-11 10:51:51 AM
Miss Frith's love of the show, which started in 1988, has also fuelled a similar passion among her family and friends.

Her friends are going along with it, in case she flips.
 
2013-01-11 10:56:53 AM

tallguywithglasseson: I've never read the novel nor seen the play. Watched the movie last night. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
Not sure why so many people suggest it's so depressing, I thought it was uplifting (though obviously there are sad parts).
Most of the performances were very good, Hathaway and Jackman in particular. Crowe's performance stood out... as not being up to the level of the rest of the cast.

Will have to add the novel to my "to read" list.


There is a movie version, French, with the story placed during WWII.

Normally, I hate when a book is taken out of it's time/place but this is a very good movie and well worth watching.
 
2013-01-11 11:02:32 AM
"I think it is one of the greatest musicals ever written," she said

She thinks it is just one of the greatest musicals ever written? Is there another musical she's been to see almost a thousand times?
 
2013-01-11 11:12:22 AM
I want them to make another one with Liam Neeson as Brian Mills, Geoffrey Rush as Casanova Frankenstein and Uma Thurman as whatever her name was in The Producers.

/Has only seen the one version.
//Doesn't care because what's happening in my head right now is clearly superior
 
2013-01-11 11:15:27 AM

tallguywithglasseson: I've never read the novel nor seen the play. Watched the movie last night. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
Not sure why so many people suggest it's so depressing, I thought it was uplifting (though obviously there are sad parts).
Most of the performances were very good, Hathaway and Jackman in particular. Crowe's performance stood out... as not being up to the level of the rest of the cast.

Will have to add the novel to my "to read" list.


The right translation is really important to enjoying the book (unless you read french). Look for the Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee translation before you buy it.
 
2013-01-11 11:23:14 AM
Too many cats is beer and porn for women. Just like bacon is chocolate for men.
 
2013-01-11 11:51:40 AM
::reads the headline:: "I bet this lady is really fat."

::clicks on the article:: "yup"
 
2013-01-11 11:54:35 AM

gunga galunga: "I think it is one of the greatest musicals ever written," she said

She thinks it is just one of the greatest musicals ever written? Is there another musical she's been to see almost a thousand times?


Perhaps she's allowing for the fact someone might disagree
 
2013-01-11 12:17:21 PM

tallguywithglasseson: Most of the performances were very good, Hathaway and Jackman in particular. Crowe's performance stood out... as not being up to the level of the rest of the cast.


Crowe was clearly playing Robo-Javert, the character who had to be cut from Arm Joe for budget reasons.
 
2013-01-11 12:31:33 PM

Carth: Look for the Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee translation before you buy it.


Thanks.
 
2013-01-11 12:33:11 PM

steklo: that's a lot of money to spend on a miserable movie.


bingo
 
2013-01-11 12:34:05 PM

redking194: ::reads the headline:: "I bet this lady is really fat."

::clicks on the article:: "yup"


TFA: Sally Frith from Gloucestershire is a massive fan of Les Miserables.

i171.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-11 12:39:17 PM
Clicked the link, and yep she looked just like I imagined she would.
 
2013-01-11 12:41:03 PM

tallguywithglasseson: I've never read the novel nor seen the play. Watched the movie last night. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
Not sure why so many people suggest it's so depressing, I thought it was uplifting (though obviously there are sad parts).
Most of the performances were very good, Hathaway and Jackman in particular. Crowe's performance stood out... as not being up to the level of the rest of the cast.

Will have to add the novel to my "to read" list.


The play is a thousand times better.

In the play, you can't really see the faces of the actors, so they have to show emotion with their voices. This makes the songs incredibly powerful (if you cant see the show get a recording and there's a major difference). The movie wasn't bad, but the actors used their faces to portray the emotions instead of the songs, and most of the songs fell very flat. Particularly Russel Crowe, who, as Javert has some of the best songs.

/seen the show on bway I think probably over 19 times. Back in the 90's the would sell you unsold seats for like $5 with student ID and I would go after school
 
2013-01-11 12:43:14 PM
Oh, best surprise from the movie was the comic relief of Sacha Baron Cohen. Really, really funny.

Also, a really good performance by a child actor.
 
2013-01-11 12:55:18 PM
"I think it is one of the greatest musicals ever written," she said.

She thinks wrong. But like the astonishing longevity of bands such as Bon Jovi and ABBA it cannot be ignored. Also it wins on pure pretentiousness which is not really a bad thing. And it has one of the greatest physical productions of all time.


The musical's managing director, Nicholas Allott, of Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, said ever since Les Miserables opened it had attracted many audience members who had returned "over and over" to see it.

That dude is Greek but the most typical Brit imaginable. I one accidentally set him on fire and he thanked me.
 
2013-01-11 01:29:26 PM
I did the math, on a continuous 24 hour loop that would take 119.63 days assuming 3 hours per showing. Has the movie been out that long?

(Reads article)

Oh. Never mind.
 
2013-01-11 01:37:52 PM
My wife just got the 1985 London Cast Recording from Amazon today and we're playing it right now, so I'm getting a kick, etc...

While it's not my absolute favorite musical, it's worth seeing at least once live. I saw a great production last year and it was very technically impressive. Even the cheap seats give you a good show.

Me, I'm more of a Spamalot, Book of Mormon, Avenue Q kind of guy. (But I won't lie, I'm also a huge fan of Wicked. Shut up.) I love the new musicals that have come out the past decade and I think they give Les Mis a run for it's money.
 
2013-01-11 01:39:46 PM
God damn. There are Star Trek fans that aren't that dedicated.
 
2013-01-11 01:48:05 PM
So? I've watched Blazing Saddles since its first theatrical run in '74. I'll NEVER get tired of that movie;it's a comedic masterpiece. More power to her.
 
2013-01-11 02:23:38 PM
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2013-01-11 02:27:10 PM
Where does she get the money to do this?
 
2013-01-11 02:59:18 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Where does she get the money to do this?


50,000 lbs over 25 years comes out to 2,000 lbs per year. You average farker drops way more than that per year on booze.
 
2013-01-11 03:00:22 PM
I bet after all those viewings her tush was red and black.
 
2013-01-11 03:14:45 PM

Plant Rights Activist: I bet after all those viewings her tush was red and black.


I don't want to think about that ass, nope do not want to paint that mental picture or see an actual one either.
 
2013-01-11 03:55:31 PM

Baelz: Plant Rights Activist: I bet after all those viewings her tush was red and black.

I don't want to think about that ass, nope do not want to paint that mental picture or see an actual one either.


Not much of a fan of the lovely ladies, I take it?
 
2013-01-11 05:35:19 PM
Imagine this bearing it's ass. Love the ladies, but I don't like looking at two sacks of rice smacked together.

news.bbcimg.co.uk
 
2013-01-11 06:04:50 PM
I'll bet that the number of cats that that woman has is greater than the total number of times she's had sex in her life.
 
2013-01-11 06:35:47 PM

Baelz: Imagine this bearing it's ass. Love the ladies, but I don't like looking at two sacks of rice smacked together.

[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 304x171]


Oh, come on, man, lighten up. Drink with me. Don't leave empty chairs at empty tables.
 
2013-01-11 07:47:52 PM

darwinpolice: I'll bet that the number of cats that that woman has is greater than the total number of times she's had sex in her life.


Don't kid yourself. Fat ugly girls can get laid. Not only that, but they can get paid for it.

Reference: My ex's college years.
 
2013-01-11 07:47:56 PM
FTFA: "They worked it out once and it was about £40,000 but that was a long time ago. So it is probably about £50,000 now at least," she said.

I wonder if she's on public assistance too...
 
2013-01-11 07:54:10 PM
Maybe she just has a thing for terrible 90s synth.
 
2013-01-11 08:02:39 PM
I'm sure there is a treatment option option for her.
 
2013-01-11 08:15:09 PM
I watched it twice...I went to the hobbit 4 times. Les miserables was alright, I was a little disappointed with some stuff, blown away by other parts. But I liked the hobbit more. And the only reason I watch a movie in the theater multiple times is because my sister is the GM, and I don't pay. Otherwise, I just wait to own the Blu-ray. The only exception to this was the hobbit, because I wanted to also see the 3D HFR version. I normally hate 3D, but wow, was I blown away by that. It fixed everything I ever hated and looked amazing.

/back on topic, crazy lady is crazy
 
2013-01-11 08:17:25 PM
Hah, sorry, I obviously dnrtfa in the above post.

/crazy lady is STILL crazy
 
2013-01-11 08:19:48 PM
She's a dopamine junkie.

She can't attract another human being for a warm and emotional experience so she has to pay for it and get her chem fix via artificial emotions of a manufactured world and pretend characters.
 
2013-01-11 08:27:32 PM

Carth: tallguywithglasseson: I've never read the novel nor seen the play. Watched the movie last night. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
Not sure why so many people suggest it's so depressing, I thought it was uplifting (though obviously there are sad parts).
Most of the performances were very good, Hathaway and Jackman in particular. Crowe's performance stood out... as not being up to the level of the rest of the cast.

Will have to add the novel to my "to read" list.

The right translation is really important to enjoying the book (unless you read french). Look for the Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee translation before you buy it.


I came into this thread specifically to ask for translation recommendations, so thank you.

I tried to think of a work that I would see anything close to that many times and can't think of anything. I would began to hate it far before Id reached that threshold. The closest I can come up is some videogames. I have played thousands or rounds of Halo and Battlefield over the years.
 
2013-01-11 08:54:50 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Maybe she just has a thing for terrible 90s synth.


The orchestrations for Les Miz were originally done in the mid 80's. Chris Jahnke rewrote them in 2006.

Also, synthesizers tend to be extraordinarily expensive when used in musicals so they rae fairly uncommon.
 
2013-01-11 08:59:54 PM
I'll just leave this here.
 
2013-01-11 09:25:23 PM
For those interested in reading the book, Amazon has a free e-book version, compatible with Kindle For PC. I enjoyed it, though I skipped through large chunks of commentary about Napoleon and Waterloo that had nothing to do with the story.
 
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