Les Mis Movie
Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:26 PM
Russell Crowe has left me extremely underwhelmed and didn't seem menacing or very authoritative in that clip at all. Javert is my favourite character in the entire of musical theatre so I will be gutted if it's not done right.
I think the singing will sound better once we get used to it throughout the film. I also thought Eddie Redmayne was wonderful, however I'm always going to say that as he is rather easy on the eye!
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:52 PM
I think making an instant decision that something is bad or doesn't work based on a minute long Youtube clip is a bit hasty. In the cinema in the dark with a huge screen and wrap around sound, I'd like to bet that everything will be as people who've actually seen it suggest.
Anyone expecting the same experience as the show is bound to be disappointed. For that we've got the live show, the 10th anniversary DVD and the 25th anniversary DVD. This HAS to be different otherwise what was the point in making it?
A good example for me, The Producers musical movie was awful even though the show was superb - because all they really did was point a camera at the stage show. It didn't work.
This is a movie first and foremost, and I'm sure in context we'll all be thrilled *buys popcorn*.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:55 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:07 PM
and they will continue to do that when you see them in short snippets, but the film isn't short snippets. It's a directorial style that really works... there's plenty of classic Tom Hooper close ups on the right of the screen, empty on the left. You're used to seeing it on the stage from a far, and this isn't that, and is all the better for it. Within the whole film I'd guess perhaps 3% is spoken the rest is sung through. Yes the first 20 minutes take a while to get used to the singing bits... but it basically has created a universe in which everyone communicates through song. Not west end belting it to an audience, be intense song used in the same way that you might use speech.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:22 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:31 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:25 PM
Eddie is fabulous as the young man in love, no wonder he's getting praise.
And lovely to see more of Sam.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:03 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:49 PM
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