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#1 Anivad

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

Oh it looks amazing  biggrin.gif

Anne will win an Oscar for this for sure!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZjoBa9UOP0

#2 =R2=

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:46 AM

It will be interesting. I'm not sure of the quality of the singing (and acting) in this film will live up to Broadway and West End's performance excellence over the years.

ETA I think Samantha Barks will make a great Eponine however. She already played the part in West End and was at the 25th Anniversary concert of the musical.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBTfEm2GOF0

Edited by =R2=, 23 November 2012 - 11:55 AM.


#3 Isolabella

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

Crowe I could live without but looking forward to it as I am a musical junkie.



#4 jothogger

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

Me too, me too!!! I can't wait! It looks amazing.

#5 casime

Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

Can't wait!

#6 Copper and May

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

I have seen this show about 5 times - 2 professional companies and the rest local amateur companies and they were all really good. Is Crowe in it?

#7 B.feral3

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

Wow, can't wait.

#8 sophiasmum

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

My DD(9) has asked me to take her original.gif

#9 deedee15

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

So excited, cannot wait!!!

#10 Wahwah

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

I am so looking forward to this. Been practising all my favourite songs so I can annoy everyone by singing along (quietly, under my breath).

#11 BlondieUK

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

There are plenty of cast who have lots of professional musical theatre experience - Hugh Jackman, for one. The guy playing Marius is a West-ender. From the trailer, Amanda Seyfried will be an acceptable Cosette (given that the original cast recordings all seemed to feature a tremulous, warbling Cosette.....).  I am more than happy to be proved wrong but I just don't see Crower being able to pull off "Stars" with the requisite vocal gravitas.

Anne Hathaway sounds and looks amazing.

If you go to the Apple trailers website, there is a featurette oon how the film was made: instead of prerecorded singing being mimed to, the actors all had earpieces to a pianist - so the pianist accompanied them while they sang live, and the symphonic soundtrack was added after. It's never been done on this scale before and I'm really excited to hear the results. Apart from anything else, it's about the only way that you'll ever hear the full orchestra for this musical every again - Cameron Mackintosh decimated the score about 8 years ago to cut costs and since then, the full symphonic accompaniment in the pit, live, has all but disappeared.

#12 Bel Rowley

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 23/11/2012, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Crowe I could live without but looking forward to it as I am a musical junkie.

Ditto, can't wait.

#13 casime

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE
Crower being able to pull off "Stars" with the requisite vocal gravitas.


This is the one casting that really has me worried.  I just can't see it, but then I'm not a Crowe fan at the best of times.  Norm Lewis owns the role for me, he's probably the best I've seen.  

I can't wait to see it, but I'll be really disappointed if it's butchered.  Les Mis has endured because of what it is.  

QUOTE
I have seen this show about 5 times - 2 professional companies and the rest local amateur companies and they were all really good.


19 times for me.  blush.gif  All professional companies.   Have seen it multiple times on Broadway and West End.   Just can't get enough of it.   Every time I go to London I think I should see something else (and I do, I usually see one show a night when I'm there!), but I always end up at Les Mis, every time.  It's an addiction I think.

#14 Duck-o-lah

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

Hugh Jackman  wub.gif I'm really looking forward to seeing him in this. I love, love, love this musical, I can't wait for this film.

I read somewhere Anne Hathaway lost about 10kg for the role! ohmy.gif

ETA: I heard some of her version of 'I dreamed a dream' and this quote couldn't be more true...
QUOTE
“I can’t sing like Susan Boyle,” acknowledged Hathaway. “The bar for this song has been set so high by so many incredible vocalists; so the only way I could do it was to do it differently; to not think of it as a song but as a howl from the center of your soul.”

Edited by duck-o-lah, 26 November 2012 - 08:12 PM.


#15 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE (Wahwah @ 26/11/2012, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am so looking forward to this. Been practising all my favourite songs so I can annoy everyone by singing along (quietly, under my breath).



Perhaps they'll screen a singalong version for us tragics. My mother said when we were little the cinema had a soundproof babies room at the back with speakers so you could hear the  movie but the babies wouldn't disturb others. I could sit in there and sing without causing a stampede.

#16 Natbub0610

Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 23/11/2012, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Crowe I could live without but looking forward to it as I am a musical junkie.


I agree, love Les Mis but Russell singing??? pass


#17 Z-girls rock

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

QUOTE (BlondieUK @ 26/11/2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am more than happy to be proved wrong but I just don't see Crower being able to pull off "Stars" with the requisite vocal gravitas.



hhhmmm I see what you are saying but I think he might be do it well (#goesoutonalimb) LOL
I mean I too am not confident about his voice. But what I really love about stars -my favorite song from Les Mis is the absolute struggle in his soul. the battle of his conscience.

I think Russel Crow has THAT in him. I think he lives in this space. so he might give it real depth.

Anyway I am giving this too much thought because I am SOOOO excited!

#18 Duck-o-lah

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE
I mean I too am not confident about his voice. But what I really love about stars -my favorite song from Les Mis is the absolute struggle in his soul. the battle of his conscience.
As with Anne Hathaway, I think this might be an interesting advantage. If the actors can't rely so much on their vocal skills they're really going to have to ace the emotional side. I'm hoping for wins all round.

#19 Z-girls rock

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

to be honest when I heard about the casting I thought that they would have had Hugh Jackman as Javert and Russel Crow as Jean Valjean.

I was like "what! they have cast them backwards!" hahaha probably no one else sees it this way.

Probably I am influenced by the first time I saw Les Mis in 1987 in Sydney with Normie Rowe as Jean Valjean. He was brilliant. Maybe because Normie is a war vet when he sings bring him home I just fall to pieces. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWi7ybLB6JE...feature=related

#20 Bunsen the feral

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

I'm still scarred from working in a record store when the 30 Odd Foot of Grunts album came out so I won't be rushing to hear Russell Crowe singing.

The presence of Hugh Jackman may persuade me though...




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