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idigit
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So who has seen the play/movie/read the book?

I saw the movie the day after it came out. I am in the process of reading the Unabridged(1400 pages) AND the abridged(700 pages) together. I have watched two stage productions and have the soundtrack on my ipod.

Any other superfans out there?

In the movie i didnt like russell crowe as Javert. I did like Hugh Jackman though.

Anne hathaway should receive an oscar for that movie.

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SSTG
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I've never been a fan of musicals but I'm supposed to go see it on January 2nd with my GF. :/

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I saw both the movies. :3

I'll admit it, though - for the musical version of the movie, I cried - two, three times, I think? I remember crying when Javert committed suicide and at the end when Jean Val Jean died. I also can't forget when Fantine was abused.

A friend of mine went to London to see the concert version. I would say I may have been a little jealous. I've seen two of the concert versions - 10th and 25th, I want to say? But I never saw a stage production. I still want to read the book, but haven't the time to do it.

Javert wasn't very well cast, since Russel Crowe seems pretty chunky for the time even for an inspector, and it seemed like he changed a lot of the notes to better fit his range, which kind of disappointed me. I still cried, though.

Hugh Jackman was alright. I didn't like the carriage scene on the way to Paris... I don't remember ever hearing that song before. It was kind of bland, in my opinion.

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I'm not fond of musicals too, hence my love extends more to the book than anything.

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This movie?

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This movie?

Yes that movie

I've seen two of the concert versions - 10th and 25th

i should of specified. I have never seen it live, but seen recordings of live versions.

Javert wasn't very well cast, since Russel Crowe seems pretty chunky for the time even for an inspector, and it seemed like he changed a lot of the notes to better fit his range, which kind of disappointed me. I still cried, though.

The Javert from the 25th anniversary version is the best one in my opinion.

Hugh Jackman was alright. I didn't like the carriage scene on the way to Paris... I don't remember ever hearing that song before. It was kind of bland, in my opinion.

It is a new song written just for the movie. I think they put it in to explain the reason of Valjean's devotion to this random girl for people who aren't familiar with the story. I mean he just drops everything for this girl he doesn't know. You can see how that can be a hole in the story for people. So the lyrics are something like, "I know have a reason to live" or something like that.
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Sorry for the double post

Here is something funny.

At the movie, when it was over, someone complained out loud that she didn't know it was all singing. Come on-_-

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i heard it sucked

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I can't wait to get it on DVD!!!
All of the songs are amazing!

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I say the movie today. I did not even tear up. It really is not that sad. Yes there are sad parts but not crying parts. Then again I think I do not have feelings.

This was the first time I had seen it. I liked it but the movie was too long. An intermission would have been nice. The acting was great. I loved Russel Crowe, I do not see why you guys did not like him. The sound when he died was not necessary though. Ugh. That sound is horrible.

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Personally, it doesn't sound very interesting to me. But I get extra credit in social studies if I go.

idigit
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You have nothing to base russell crowe's performance on. Compared to other Javert's, he sucked.

I cried three times. Valjean's death when Anne Hathaway started singing, Epoinine's death. And when Fantine had to...you know.

Intermission in a movie? especially this one. Let me think about it...NO!

You cant break the plot!

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i should of specified. I have never seen it live, but seen recordings of live versions.

Oh, yeah, same :3
The Javert from the 25th anniversary version is the best one in my opinion.

I forget which one I like better since it's been a while, but I'm fairly certain I like the 10th anniversary one better.
It is a new song written just for the movie. I think they put it in to explain the reason of Valjean's devotion to this random girl for people who aren't familiar with the story. I mean he just drops everything for this girl he doesn't know. You can see how that can be a hole in the story for people. So the lyrics are something like, "I know have a reason to live" or something like that.

Hrm.

Actually, that was one thing my brother-in-law said - he found it much easier to follow along with the movie. I suppose the fact that everything is easier to depict on a screen (like the wagon scene, compared to whatever happens on stage, looking from afar).
This was the first time I had seen it. I liked it but the movie was too long. An intermission would have been nice.

An intermission for a movie...?
I loved Russel Crowe, I do not see why you guys did not like him.

Eh, they're fans loyal to the musical nitpicking on his voice, changes, and such. Apparently he didn't have good diction, which I hardly noticed since I knew all the words anyways. I thought he was pretty alright, not as stellar as I would have hoped.

Anyone? Anyone? Stellar? ... Okay.
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Intermission in a movie?

Well it really is a play. It was made to have an intermission.
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*Facepalm* I believe you're all talking about:

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Eh, they're fans loyal to the musical nitpicking on his voice, changes, and such. Apparently he didn't have good diction, which I hardly noticed since I knew all the words anyways. I thought he was pretty alright, not as stellar as I would have hoped.

I can understand that because I'm a fan of The Phantom of the Opera (the only Musical I like) and Gerard Butler was no Michael Crawford.
I was even annoyed when I went to see the American version in St. Louis because they changed a few words.
I have the original soundtrack (with original cast) and the highlights from it.
I must say that Emmy Rossum did I decent job at singing her part.
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