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

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

Postby humanracer » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:58 pm

https://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event- ... p?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 adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Never before screened in the UK, and known until now only in a black and white version, it will be presented in a new restoration with all the riches of the various colour techniques employed by Fescourt in 1925 (tinting, toning, and mordanting). 

With its 365 chapters divided into 48 books and 5 volumes, Victor Hugo’s 1862 masterwork is perhaps the world’s most adapted novel, with upwards of 50 film adaptations since 1909, as well as innumerable stage productions, animation films, video games, and radio adaptations.

Among all these, however, it is not too much to surmise that Henri Fescourt’s 1925 version is the most faithful in every sense – to the narrative, the philosophy, the humanity, and the morality.

France 1925-26 Dir Henri Fescourt 397 min

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

Postby Acaila » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:07 pm

Neil Brand is the guy who is currently doing The Sound of Musicals on the BBC isn't he?
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Re: Les Misérables (1925) to be shown at The Babrican in April

Postby humanracer » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:24 pm

Acaila wrote: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 possibly also another show since it has only been a few years since I last saw it.


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