Les Misérables Mexican TV Adaptation 1974

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Les Misérables Mexican TV Adaptation 1974

Postby Cravatte » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:34 pm

Hello, I'm from Mexico and I'm new in this forum. Thanks to Lugitum who invited me.
I want to introduce you to my favorite Les Miseables version, which probably you don't know since it is quite rare.
I saw it complete when I was 10, in the 70s when it was broadcasted and I fell in love with Les Misérables, after I watched it, I read the novel and became a Les Mis fan.
This version is almost impossible to find, but it's teh most close adaptation to the book I have ever seen. Currently I have the first twelve chapters out from 20. I haven't been able to find the last 8 ones.
I have uploaded some scenes in my youtube channel. Here are the links (They are in Spanish, sorry.)

Jean Valjean finds Cosette in the woods

Jean Valjean and the Bishop

Champamthieu's trial


Fantine's death

Valjean and Javert

Hope you enjoy them

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Re: Les Misérables Mexican TV Adaptation 1974

Postby Lugitum » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:38 am

Welcome Cravatte! :D

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_miser ... la_de_1973)
In 1973 or 1974, Mexican channel "Canal 13" released a 20 episode live action television adaptation of Les Misérables, which is about 20 hours long. The official tapes of the broadcast were taped over when the television station was purchased. Thanks for the great video clips. I see different dates online, is the release date 1973 or 1974?

This is one of the few definitive adaptations of Les Misérables! I have seen/heard 19 major tv/radio/film adaptations (and 11 minor) of Les Misérables, and have seen about half so far of the 1964 Italy and 1971 Spain adaptations, which I am working my way through now. I am also familiar with many other major/minor adaptations which I haven't seen/heard yet.

The 2007 Japan adaptation is by far my favorite, and I consider it better than the 1934 France and 1964 Italy (watched half so far) and 1971 Spain (watched half so far) and 2001 UK Radio adaptations. Those five adaptations are top level for me. The 1935 USA is the other top favorite of mine, but mostly because I saw it first and love the Digne and Bishop Myriel scenes. Keep in mind that it's actually a weak adaptation of the book and not too "well made".

I have high hopes that once I watch/hear the 1925 France and 1967 UK and 1973/1974 Mexico and 1976 UK radio adaptations, that they will be as strong as my favorite 5-6 adaptations, but they are hard to find. If you are looking for a definitive Les Misérables adaptation, I think it would be one of the nine ones that I've mentioned so far (not counting the 1935 USA one though).

Cravatte, while I work my way through the 1964/1971 versions, I hope you enjoy working your way through the 2001/2007 adaptations. We have both seen the 1934 version.

Here's another thread on this adaptation:
Also you can find archived edition of an old fan website of this adaptation on this link:
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://mis ... tpaint.com (click on the latest working date of July 18th 2013, although earlier archives may work better sometimes)

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Re: Les Misérables Mexican TV Adaptation 1974

Postby Cravatte » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:05 am

Hello Lugitum:

Thank you. That old website of Les Misérables Mexcican 1974 version (the link you posted) was created by me. Actually, I'm the only person who has uploaded information online of this version. I also uploaded the information to IMDB.
If you have seen two different dates of the realese of this series is because some years ago, I was not sure of the release year, and in the first information I uploaded, I put the year 1973. Later when I went to the National LIbrary in Mexico City and I checked the newspapers of the time, I found out that the first chapter was broadcasted for the first time on February 22, 1974.
I finally got the first 12 chapters until 2011. I hope one day to find the last 8.
I hope to finish the radio 2001 and Shoujo Cosette soon,

Thank you :)

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Re: Les Misérables Mexican TV Adaptation 1974

Postby Ulkis » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:24 am

Thank you for uploading those and sharing them! That's really cool.

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