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by humanracer
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: 1934 Raymond Bernard Version
Replies: 12
Views: 2266

Re: 1934 Raymond Bernard Version

Just watched the first part. It was good but not brilliant. It misses a lot just as how Cosette came to be in the care of the Thenardiers. I personally think the 1925 silent is much better, in fact I cannot picture anyone but Gabriel Gabrio in the part. It's odd that a movie almost 100 years old is ...
by humanracer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries
Replies: 18
Views: 621

Re: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Early 2019
by humanracer
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain
Replies: 48047
Views: 1641272

Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

Argh, do want! Well, we had our opening night last night and...things are going surprisingly smoothly! Valjean for some reason faffed around with the candlesticks at the end of the prologue, then put them smoothly back on the Bishop's table and ran away so...not sure what was actually going on ther...
by humanracer
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Political Posts
Replies: 299
Views: 20754

Re: Political Posts

Hi I haven't been here in a while but this is an interesting discussion. Freedomlover, from what I remember you had very strong republican and libertarian views. I have always respected you and your opinions. The only thing I will say now is that I hope your recent experiences leads you to be more s...
by humanracer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: The Brick
Topic: New paperback edition in the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 272

New paperback edition in the UK

Published by Pan, a copy of a 1915 edition. 472 pages. Paul Bailey writes an introduction where he calls Hugo a hypocrite, stating that he enjoyed himself with hundreds of women who sold themselves for gateaux, if not bread. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1909621498/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i1?ie=UTF8&a...
by humanracer
Sun May 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: Anastasia the musical!!
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Anastasia the musical!!

No Rasputin? No "In the dark of the night"? I hope one day someone will make an actual musical of Anastasia.
by humanracer
Thu May 11, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 176
Views: 17514

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

Saw this yesterday. The music, main theme aside, is nowhere near as memorable as Les Misérables but production wise it's better. I understand now why I hated the movie. POTO really needs to be seen on the stage. It's a great spectacle. It made me fall in love with theatre even more.
by humanracer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: 1925 movie by Henri Fescourt
Replies: 18
Views: 2754

Re: 1925 movie by Henri Fescourt

Saw this yesterday. It was really good. Enjolras was only really featured in the fourth part. None of the other students featured although Grantaire was there (uncredited) and died with Enjolras. Apart from that, all the actors were great in their roles. I felt they should have explained the politic...
by humanracer
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: The Brick
Topic: So, Let’s Talk About Translations
Replies: 176
Views: 24633

Re: So, Let’s Talk About Translations

Hmm.....I can't say I know for sure, but Google Images seems to think it's the Barnes & Noble Classics edition , and I've never known them to use anything other than public domain translations. (Which is slightly infuriating, but eh, that's a rant for another day). My best guess is Wilbour, bec...
by humanracer
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: What's on your 'wish list' for the new BBC series?
Replies: 23
Views: 1291

Re: What's on your 'wish list' for the new BBC series?

Going off topic slightly but you know what I would like? A version that combines the story of Victor Hugo's life and the writing of Les Misérables with the plot of the novel itself. Might be hard to pull off I know.
by humanracer
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Written Works
Topic: New book about Les Misérables
Replies: 12
Views: 845

New book about Les Misérables

The Novel of The Century by David Bellos I received my copy today. I have only skimmed through the book but looks to be a great read. It examines, and often answers, such questions as why did did Hugo write Les Misérables? How did he come up with the names of his characters and who are the people th...
by humanracer
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Les Misérables (1925) to be shown at The Babrican in April
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Les Misérables (1925) to be shown at The Babrican in April

Neil Brand is the guy who is currently doing The Sound of Musicals on the BBC isn't he? The very same. Some might think I am a saddo but I am really looking forward to this. I also got theatre tickets for Christmas so could have went to see Les Mis too but I have might save that for later and possi...
by humanracer
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Les Misérables (1925) to be shown at The Babrican in April
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Les Misérables (1925) to be shown at The Babrican in April

https://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?id=20944 I'll be there! :D We welcome pianist Neil Brand, one of the world’s leading accompanists of silent film, for what will without doubt become one of the landmark events of the 2017 UK film year. Neil will accompany Henri Fescourt’s seven hour ...
by humanracer
Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: 1976 BBC Radio adaptation
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: 1976 BBC Radio adaptation

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