Re: The Rant thread
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:52 pm
Darn! I had something to rant about and completely forgot it.
A Les Misérables fan community
Olivia_y wrote:Okay this is from a while ago and may have already been ranted about but that video that uses DYHTPS as the backdrop for a certain US president elect just brings up all colours of NOPE in me. And what's worse is that other LM videos now have comments which reference this. Blah.
Olivia_y wrote:... that video that uses DYHTPS as the backdrop for a certain US president elect ....
Olivia_y wrote:On the subject of Éponine: I'm almost certain that most of the performers who play her (especially in recent years) don't base her charsdtisation on the book-character at all, but rather an idealised version of her that they've formed after watching the stage musical themselves. Carrie Fletcher was once asked (on Tumblr) whether she thinks Éponine read Maruis' letter to Cosette before delivering it,and she replies that Éponine wouldn't betray Marius' trust like that, and that interpretation is obviously based on the stage character.
Tell me about it. There's no better way to go in circles. Everybody well-meaning and good-intentioned and it still gets messed up.Olivia_y wrote:....group assignments in general - especially the kind that is very hard to specify division of labour.
CC21106 wrote:The Factory Scene! Argh! In the book the factory is a good place to work. But in the show, "At the end of the day you're another day older/ And that's all you can say for the life of the poor/It's a struggle, it's a war." No, that's what happens after M. Madeleine is no longer in charge. Everything totally goes to hell. But it's fine while he's in benevolent capitalist mode. The show's factory does not reflect well on JVJ, sort of like the shooting-the-sniper scene
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the first three verses of At the End of the Day sung by the beggars living on the street and not the factory workers? The first singing in the factory is "At the end of the day you get nothing for nothing, sitting flat on your bum doesn't buy any bread.", isn't it? That's always been my interpretation anyway.
TheRandomPhangirl wrote:This is petty as hell, but I'mma complain anyway.
Other costumes have come. Some are great (I looove cosette's wedding dress) but some, especially enjolras' vest, are craaaaaaaaaaaaaap.
So I may be quickly supplying some supplementary stuff. I haven't got a huge deal of time, considering we get into the theatre in a week, and I've got mocks and a uni interview this week.