Musical Movie?

Go on about how awful the movie adaptations were here.

Should there be one?

Dear heaven, YES!
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Maybe, if it's done right.
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Supreme Being spare us, NO!
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7%
 
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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Flynn » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:41 am

And Cohen looks even more bored than he does in the movie.

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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Juliet24601 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:01 pm

The pair of them did actually, which seemed a bit funny - as if they couldn't be bothered at all!
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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Heidi80 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:56 am

I actually liked the movie. Most of the actors (excpept Russel Crowe) were really good. What I didn't like was the fast cuts and how they took away parts of songs, like the beginning of On my own.

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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Juliet24601 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:05 pm

I was singing along to the soundtrack today ( :D ) and just thinking I wish they had done the whole of On My Own!
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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:30 pm

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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Acaila » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:38 pm

Oh that's awesome! Thanks for posting that!
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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Gervais » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:42 pm

Acaila wrote:Oh that's awesome! Thanks for posting that!

Seconding! :mrgreen: That's so cool that they found the first one for 1848, especially; I'd never seen that one before. :D
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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby TheRandomPhangirl » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:45 pm

Oh, why couldn't they have left those in?
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Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:14 am

You're all welcome! I love deleted and altered stuff! :) Remember the first trailer featured a spoken Éponine's Errand...the DVD/Blu-Ray extras also contain glimpses of the complete versions of ABC Cafe and Drink with me...I can only hope Starlene's mail with the beautiful lesmis extended petition will have the desired effect on Tom Hooper. That and that BIG LOAD OF CASH the movie made worldwide.
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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Flynn » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:05 am

Anyone here read Hulk Critic?

He wrote a pretty fascinating article a couple months ago discussing the art of cinematography and as it relates to Hooper's choices in Les Misérables.

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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:58 pm

No matter what you think of the actual performance, this photo is surely a keeper: http://oscars.hellomagazine.com/imagene ... mis--a.jpg

Les Mis at the Oscars. Spoofs and skits apart, this will neverever happen again.
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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Juliet24601 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:22 pm

Fantastic photo - love the red white and blue costume coordination from this angle!
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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Sun May 05, 2013 11:20 am

Acaila wrote:Still, Javert didn't need that setting to establish his plot role :)


I think they should have made the Javert part in ODM bigger visually. I would have liked a kind of war council, with Javert talking to the army officer with more officers present and a look at an artillery park and troops marching into position when he sings "we'll be ready for these schoolboys". Would have been a stark contrast to a group of young men loading rifles and melting tin cans for bullets. But apart from that I am still very pleased with how ODM was done. Only the ending is a bit too much flag-wavy for me, but this is true for the entire movie. Less flags please.

Although I criticized that not much of Paris was shown I must praise the Rue de la Chanvrerie set. I can't remember a movie of such a scale for which an entire city block was build for. Including the Cafe with u s a b l e exterior and interior. No wonder the actors compared the set to a giant theatre stage.
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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby FortressDoor » Sun May 05, 2013 8:50 pm

The 1848 ending is impossible for so many reasons

1. Madame Theadenier is supposed to be dead
2. The surviving Theadiners were supposed to be American slave drivers.

I'm secretly pissed because the 1848 fanfic story I was going to write now won't be originial :evil: :evil: :evil:
Everyone who complains that the movie is too long hasn't read the book.

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Re: Musical Movie?

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Sun May 05, 2013 8:58 pm

FortressDoor wrote:The 1848 ending is impossible for so many reasons

1. Madame Theadenier is supposed to be dead
2. The surviving Theadiners were supposed to be American slave drivers.

I'm secretly pissed because the 1848 fanfic story I was going to write now won't be originial :evil: :evil: :evil:


Well, "Cosette - the sequel to Les Misérables" by Laura Kalpakian beat you there anyways...

And MmeT is dead already in the book by the time Thenardier visits Marius.
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