Your first experience of Les Mis

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In what form did you first experience Les Misérables?

The book
9
18%
The musical - original production
3
6%
The musical - 25th anniversary tour production
4
8%
The musical - another production
6
12%
The 2012 movie
13
25%
Another movie
2
4%
10th anniversary concert DVD
4
8%
25th anniversary concert DVD
4
8%
CD recording
2
4%
Other
4
8%
 
Total votes: 51

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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby Acaila » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:26 pm

Oh that's adorable! :lol:
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby Prisoner 24653 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:42 pm

Actually, yes! I was called on to play the part at the very last performance when the kid who normally played him got sick. It was kind of an unofficial version modeled on the 10th anniversary concert (since the rights to do the show weren't available yet), and most of the cast was made up of local high schoolers who were frustrated that they couldn't officially put on a school production. Several of them played different roles each night, and at the last performance, it so happened that my real-life sister was playing Éponine. I hadn't read the Brick at the time, so the fellow playing Thénardier told me about my relation to his family... and so I ad-libbed the line "She was my sister" after ALFOR in much the same way as, years later, the 2012 film's screenplay had set it up. I was rather amused to see that in there. :lol:

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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:26 pm

TAC video - Duisburg recording - novel - Duisburg show. That's how it went for me in 97.
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby Fleur-de-Lys » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:58 pm

I discovered Les Mis through the 2012 movie. Since then I've watched the 25th Anniversary DVD, and I'm still working on the Brick. I only have about 200 pages left now! :D
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby LaserUnicornJedi » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:04 am

Last fall I found t3hfiasc0's videos of the 25th anniversary production on YouTube, so I checked it out out of curiosity. To my surprise, I loved it. I didn't understand the whole thing until seeing the movie. I love it almost as much as I love POTO, which I've been obsessed with since I was six.
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby LaRévolutionnaire » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:01 pm

I'm a little bit ashamed to say that I first experienced les mis with the 2012 movie, but well, now, I'm full in! I did not even like the movie anymore, now that I have seen the musical... Their voices are so different! :wink:

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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby Acaila » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:04 pm

No need to be ashamed! Not everyone had the chance to experience it beforehand :)
Where did you see the musical?
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby LaRévolutionnaire » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:50 pm

I went to see it at queen's theater! It was amazing! :D

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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby FortressDoor » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:12 am

Wait, does listening to Susan Boyle in the BGT auditions count? :lol: If it doesn't, 2012 movie

When I went to see the 2012 movie my brain wasn't really thinking properly, so I was getting bored at some points :o :o :o , but thankfully a couple of songs stuck in my head so when I went home I spent an ungodly amount of time listening to the songs on Youtube.

I wouldn't say that the 2012 movie made me a fanboy (although it is still my favorite Les Mis adaptation), I would actually argue that subsequent You-tubing did.
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby CosetteMari » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:14 am

I actually have to give credit to Phantom for making me obsessed with this, their 25th Anniversary. Who's in it? Ramin and Hadley. They performed somewhere else, too. Bam! Les Misérables 25th Anniversary. I first experienced Les Miz with the Anniversary, and I thought that they were an epic cast to showcase, especially with Sam and Katie, IDK, but I love them both! I saw a few posts that the blocking in the TAC isn't very good, well, I sorta have to agree. I just didn't enjoy it, IDK why too. The movie is my second time, and that was where (most Mizzies would hate me for liking this because of one reason I'm gonna put) I became obsessed, I put full blame on Hugh, and Russell. I guess I have different tastes than others! :wink:
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:47 am

Never detailed the first experience:

Took up a horrible abridged edition of the book in my literature class, during my senior year in high school. My friends and I wondered about the Amis since they just seemed to come up from nowhere in the abridgement, so I was tasked to find a full, unabridged copy of the book that would explain the matter. We found one in the library, and I got through it in four days.
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby saminana » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:05 am

Aurelia Combeferre wrote: We found one in the library, and I got through it in four days.

:shock:

Just wow!!


We sang On My Own at school. Does that count as first experience?
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby CosetteMari » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:54 am

saminana wrote:
Aurelia Combeferre wrote: We found one in the library, and I got through it in four days.

:shock:

Just wow!!


We sang On My Own at school. Does that count as first experience?


Possibly... anyway, it is part of the show and is a major of it, as we Mizzies say! :D
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby Acaila » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:00 pm

As the first post says:

Acaila wrote:Just something I've been curious about :)
In what form did you first experience Les Mis in a proper and complete fashion, as opposed to hearing about it or listening to a single track or six.

To clarify, after experiencing which of these could you have correctly explained the full plot of that version to someone else? (even if the correct details weren't necessarily canon correct, such as Valjean seeing Javert kill himself, Marius leading the Revolution, etc.)

Feel free to specify, especially for things like other productions, other movies, and recordings.
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Re: Your first experience of Les Mis

Postby LauraLeZunzu » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:16 pm

Me with the 2012 movie as many of you might know haha. Oh, most of you (as says the survey) were introducted with that movie too. Tom Hooper did an extraordinary thing :')
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