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I'm with CocoActual Items
In the Year 2000
As more and more people start having sex with robots, it will become increasingly embarrassing to buy a can of WD-40.
I think a better example is the iconic image from Titanic which was posted earlier in the thread. THAT is still parodied/used/seared into the collective mind, almost 20 years after its release. THAT is iconic, not something that is viewed 59,000 times on YouTube (which is really low by YouTube standards, by the way). Talk to me when it reaches 590,000, then maybe you have a point.
You know what’s comparable to?
An image that was broadcast/parodied to death back then in the late 1999 and early 2000, so much that it’s nowadays instantly recognizable, regardless of what you think of the movie. And creating those images is not that easy (just see how hard Spielberg tries with each movie and how little he’s made it since the 80’s) and has artistic merit.
Hooper has made something that’s been broadcast, parodied, admired, awarded, attacked and discussed to death. Not the movie, but that scene, that closeup that’s been praised and criticized. The movie has other songs filmed the same way (although not exactly, there’s one cut in On My Own, to IDAD’s zero) but that’s the first one and the one that makes the impact. It’s been original, nobody had seen a musical number filmed that way, ever, and people have been forced to take a position on it. And its emotional power has admired millions of people around the world. That scene. It’s not the same as which movie made more dollars (like, of course action blockbusters will always make more than a musical tragedy, lol). It’s a matter of how little iconic most of the movies from last year are (even those I prefer to Les Miserables, which aren’t few), and the contrast it makes with something as striking, bold and commented as Hathaway’s scene.
The only other movie from last year that has similar iconic images is Holy Motors, and you know I’m not a fan, and nobody would argue that it made more money than hunger Games. But nobody can deny either that this:
Is just something you won’t forget. I liked The Dark Knight Rises more than I liked Holy Motors, but there’s not a single image in TDKR as memorable as that one (and there are more in Holy Motors).
I'm just going to leave this here...
And there's also this one:
The final notes part was the best. LMAO @ Cosette.
Who else would love to see Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean and Sierra Boggess as Fantine in, like, a 30th Anniversary production?
I gotta say, I had never seen Les Mis before this movie. Now after watching the 2 anniversary concerts on disc, I kinda love the musical.
LOL even you guys can't stop thinking about this movie. Later you'll accuse me of reviving this thread, or something. I know it must be frustrating that so many people loves something you so deeply despise, but seriously, let it go.
LOL at the final notes section. Showed why the live singing was a bad idea, IMO. There was some truly atrocious singing in this film. Poor Amanda Seyfried.
And McTeague stanning for Les Mis is so cute.
The "I dreamed a dream" scene was terrible.
Anne loses weight, loses hair, loses life... Her voice is heartbreaking, she's miserable, she's going to die, she hasn't eat in days...
BUT HER TEETH ARE PERFECT!!!!!!!!
Seriously, people? Who the hell was the Production Designer for this? Shame on you!
You could have used some black ink, or licorice!!!!!!!
terrible. still don't know how Anne approved the shot.