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Posted Dec 31, '12 at 9:47am

Tactical_Fish

Tactical_Fish

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

 

Posted Dec 31, '12 at 4:34pm

idigit

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!

 

Posted Dec 31, '12 at 4:56pm

jeol

jeol

3,565 posts

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.

 

Posted Dec 31, '12 at 7:15pm

daleks

daleks

3,182 posts

Intermission in a movie?

Well it really is a play. It was made to have an intermission.

 

Posted Dec 31, '12 at 7:31pm

ImTheMostManlyMan

ImTheMostManlyMan

2,809 posts

*Facepalm* I believe you're all talking about:

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/603354_10200091243832829_904432375_n.jpg

 

Posted Dec 31, '12 at 7:34pm

SSTG

SSTG

10,760 posts

Knight

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.

 

Posted Dec 31, '12 at 7:39pm

jeol

jeol

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Well it really is a play. It was made to have an intermission.

Well, it's about as long as other medium-long movies.

Seems like it would be some formal cultural thing to always have an intermission for movies, lol. It would be convenient for those who want to get more popcorn or get a bathroom break... It still works without it, though.

I mean, if you think about it, it's rare there's a play without an intermission or two. There's hardly any movies with an intermission, unless it's some sort of marathon (I guess? I should hope they provide breaks inbetween). I suppose it's a bit cultural. It may also be because it's in movie form...

 

Posted Dec 31, '12 at 8:57pm

SSTG

SSTG

10,760 posts

Knight

I mean, if you think about it, it's rare there's a play without an intermission or two. There's hardly any movies with an intermission, unless it's some sort of marathon (I guess? I should hope they provide breaks inbetween). I suppose it's a bit cultural. It may also be because it's in movie form...

Some old movies like Ben Hur, The 10 Commandments, Lawrence of Arabia have intermissions. Of course those movies are like 4 hours long so... :)

 

Posted Jan 1, '13 at 11:31pm

idigit

idigit

259 posts

Well it really is a play. It was made to have an intermission.

But this is a movie version.

Who is the best Jean Valjean?

I vote Alfie Boe from the 25th anniversary version.

 

Posted Jan 5, '13 at 1:02pm

SSTG

SSTG

10,760 posts

Knight

I saw it yesterday and since I'm not familiar with the play, I didn't expect them to sing the entire movie. :O
Usually in musicals you have some dialogues between songs.
That was way too much singing for me but the story was good.

 
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