Is the music branch still forced to consider context and give preferential treatment to non-final credits songs? LOL go Holy Motors!
I have no idea who this Jason Alexander guy is, but if we’re posting every tweet, why not an actual review. On the subject of the supposedly hard-to-follow plot…
And as a bottom line:I had the pleasure of seeing a screening tonight. Now to preface, I am one of the maybe 7 or 8 people who have never been a giant fan of the stage version of Les Miz. I think it has an often beautiful score and the stage version featured some absolutely amazing scenic and lighting breakthroughs that were very thrilling in their day. But I've always thought the story-telling was extremely hard to follow, even for those of us who have read the original novel.
That said, I approached this film with excitement but also some trepidation that they would not be able to improve on the flaws of the play. Well, they have improved massively.
The biggest story of the night is that Les Miz is finally a completely knowable, traceable and satisfying piece of epic story-telling from start to finish. That is no small accomplishment and I say bravo and hats off to Tom Hooper and his writers for getting it right.
http://www.twitlonger.com/show/k5alvsIt's long, kids. Almost 2:45. But it is the film you have waited for. It is worth the hype and the anticipation. So yes - go. Take tissues. Have a blast. It's a big, epic, romantic musical come to the screen
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...ter-mailonlineSamantha Barks is so lovely, so natural as Eponine in the movie version of Les Miserables that you might be forgiven for thinking she’s made a lot of films.
Amazing that the article's headline calls her "Samantha Barker". LOL, I wonder if that's a con she has, that actors are gonna be misspelling her name in ballots (Barker, Banks, Parks...).
And for Fists:
Kevin McCarthy @bdkreviews : After seeing #LesMis last night (can't review yet), it reminded me how awesome @RussellCrowe is as an actor/person!
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Thank you Jason Alexander. If true that answers my fundamental question about improving the narrative in the adaptation to film.
Marius from the first, original French, Les Miserables production at the Palais des Sports, Paris 1980:
Richard DeWitte, age 34 at the time. He had a sweet voice. I wholeheartedly recommend the original French concept album (with DeWitte). Most, but not quite all, of the music was already there for adaptation to the London stage. "Do You Hear the People Sing?" is unquestionably more authentic in French, IMO, and I would say the same of Fantine's brilliant chanson.... it's more naturally passionate.
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C'est pas notre faute. It's not our fault.