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#551 David J

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

View Postpopcultureboy, on 06 December 2012 - 02:43 PM, said:

Big letdown for me was Helena Bonham Carter. Why do people insist she can sing? She has absolutely no power in her voice at all and her big grandstanding moment in "Master of the House" falls completely flat. Shame.

Is she just trying to sing the notes perfectly to the point where she is using the same airy tone of voice. That was my problem with her in Sweeney Todd.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

That's it. Airy and paper thin. Really annoying. Shame Jenny Galloway or someone with similarly cavernous lungs didn't take on the role.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

Someone belting out on screen would not work in a movie

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

I'm aware of this. Nobody is doing stage style belting. They had nine weeks of rehearsal to get used to where the camera would be and tailor their singing accordingly, and it shows. My issue with HBC is she's wispy and underpowered. You don't need to belt it to the back of the balcony, but a bit of oomph is needed for Madame Thenardier. She lacks it.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

View PostRooster Byron, on 06 December 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

With regards the close up shooting, the most devastating scene in the film is one un cut long close up, and it's simply phenomenal

Anne's I Dreamed a Dream?  (answer in spoiler tags if you want, I'm just assuming it's that because everyone's saying it's so good!)

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:09 AM

Yes, I suspect that's what Byron was referring to. It is a truly astonishing thing to watch.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

Yep that's it

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Hugh was on Chris Evans this morning, fun interview, nothing groundbreaking. Apart from when he finished his segment and they played, totally uninterrupted, One Day More, from the beginning up until when the Thenardiers come in.

It sounds amazing! Fragile and airy, realistic and full of emotion.

Check it out http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b01p3mmp

It's 1.55.53 into the recording.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

Okay I am starting to worry about Hugh Jackman. Eddie seemed to stand out more, though Hugh sounded better after Enjolras' part.

Russel Crowe actually sounds better in this, more oomph than in the trailer though that may have been due to the fast tempo
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

I see it's getting a few mixed reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, it was never ever going to win universal praise though being a musical.




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