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#1 Betsy Speicher

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:05 AM

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:17 AM

I can hardly wait to see this.

http://youtu.be/YmvHzCLP6ug


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#3 Jim A.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

Me, too! What's the release date?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

Christmas Day.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

It wasn't that long ago that this came out with Geoffrey Rush as the inspector. Prior to this there was a version with the French actor (dupreve? sp). I an surprised to see this done again.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

Love the theme song and the harmonies.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

However, the lyrics in the theme song are really depressing. Do these lyrics capture the theme of the story? Why should I watch this film?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

However, the lyrics in the theme song are really depressing. Do these lyrics capture the theme of the story? Why should I watch this film?


That is just one song from a magnificent, dramatic, melodic score. From the tragedy of Fantine, who sings that song, comes the triumph of Jean Valjean, a giant of a man, who heroically builds his life and character from nothing and against tremendous odds.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:17 PM


However, the lyrics in the theme song are really depressing. Do these lyrics capture the theme of the story? Why should I watch this film?


That is just one song from a magnificent, dramatic, melodic score. From the tragedy of Fantine, who sings that song, comes the triumph of Jean Valjean, a giant of a man, who heroically builds his life and character from nothing and against tremendous odds.


So you're saying that it's a benevolent story?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

So you're saying that it's a benevolent story?


Oh, yes! And one of Ayn Rand's favorites.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Are there any previous versions that you enjoyed?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

Are there any previous versions that you enjoyed?


None as much as the musical. Les Miserables is a huge book and none of the other half dozen or so movie versions I have seen have captured the essence of the characters and the conflicts as well as the musical. All that and the soaring, memorable, melodic songs.
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#13 JohnRgt

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

The actors are singing live on set, not miming to a pre-recorded soundtrack:



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Newly released clips


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8WSysB5vKM


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

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#19 JohnRgt

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

Live singing makes all the difference. Now if we could just convince Broadway of that fact . . . (They lip-synch all the time, in defiance of union rules that are meant to drive their salaries up.)
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

I Love Him is the song. Here's Barks at the 25th anniversary concert:


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