Auf die Barrikaden wrote:Anyone else wondered where Grantaire came from all of a sudden for "Orestes fasting"? Well, in the un-cut DWM he goes into the cafe at the end of the song. Which means he got pissed there at the bar upstairs and fell asleep. And slept all through the battle. And woke up from the silence. Holy. Molly. Book. Accuracy.
I had this on pause-play the other day because I was always trying to work out how exactly Grantaire had been positioned sleeping since they never show him after starting up Drink With Me, and then I realised that he literally stands up and stumbles out from behind the bar and went into fits of just kashfkaesfgiuwiefew. Not 100% Brick accurate, but so so so so faithful to his character and fitting, and the only thing that annoys me is that they never show him going off into the tavern in the final cut to explain fully what he was doing, because the moment ends so quickly that people who never read the book won't understand completely.
Also also for the longest time I thought Eddie Redmayne in the background as they shoot the sharp-shooters on the roof and he shouts, "Grantaire, you're on the right
!" was saying, "Grantaire, your OTHER right!" Was very disappointed when I watched the German version with friends and the dubbing was the first rather than the latter, meaning I'd misheard. But I was so enjoying the idea of Grantaire aiming wildly in the wrong direction; would have fit well with his drunken reaction to Valjean pointing out the sharpshooters in the first place.
Also also also I am fairly certain he hover-handed Enjolras at their death scene, sort of caught between wanting to take Enjolras's hand, but Aaron had no idea and then he just kind of gives up and drops his arm and smiles triumphantly and then dies.
One thing that always bothers me is that in the beginning of the Montfermeuil scene, little Éponine is standing looking at "the Lady" with some well-dressed older guy, and it looks like they're speaking, and I could never work out who the hell he was supposed to be and why he was randomly outside in front of a toy shop with an otherwise unaccompanied little girl.
And this could never be accurate because of the nine year difference I think, but the soldier that Mme Thénardier steals from/on whose lap she sits just fits how I pictured Theodule to look so amazingly well. I call him Theodule anyway.
The sewer scene managed to incorporate a surprising amount of the five billion chapters devoted to the sewers in the brick.