10 Things About Les Miserables

[Here There Be Spoilers - You Have Been Warned] 1) New songs? New lyrics?! It wasn't long enough for Hollywood? 2) Just give Anne Hathaway the Oscar now. GUH. 3) Speaking of which, I loved the close-up solos - particularly "On My Own" - and, surprisingly, the direct-to-camera stuff really worked. 4) I was pleasantly surprised by Javert. Russell Crowe really brought out the pathos in the character, and that is now my favourite version of "Stars". 5) And Marius wasn't a total loser! I actually gave a damn about the boy. 6) Disappointed with Valjean - did he need extra songs? Really? 7) And, to add insult to injury, at the expense of "Drink with me" - Grantaire's solo is one of my favourite moments! The students overall needed more time. 8) But Eponine was perfect - everything I hoped and more. "Little Fall of Rain" was heartbreaking 9) I only teared up during that song. The cinema was filled with audible sobbing by the end. 10) And...
Read More