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Posted Dec 29, '12 at 3:44pm

idigit

idigit

259 posts

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.

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 4:14pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,054 posts

Knight

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

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 4:20pm

jeol

jeol

3,565 posts

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.

 

Posted Dec 30, '12 at 1:13am

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,118 posts

Knight

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

 

Posted Dec 30, '12 at 2:12am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,676 posts

This movie?

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Posted Dec 30, '12 at 3:08pm

idigit

idigit

259 posts

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.

 

Posted Dec 30, '12 at 3:10pm

idigit

idigit

259 posts

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-_-

 

Posted Dec 30, '12 at 10:21pm

stickupkid97

stickupkid97

18 posts

i heard it sucked :(

 

Posted Dec 30, '12 at 10:29pm

Panthera_Leo

Panthera_Leo

24 posts

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

 

Posted Dec 30, '12 at 10:38pm

daleks

daleks

3,254 posts

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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