A Young Cosette Takes Center Stage In New LES MISÉRABLES One Sheet!!
The Kidd here...
I've got to hand it to Universal Pictures as they seem to be doing everything right in their build to the Christmas Day release of LES MISÉRABLES.
The recent featurette which showed director Tom Hooper's decision to record the cast's performances on-set gave a really interesting look into the process under which the adaptation of the Broadway musical is operating, and overall the magnitude and scope of the film looked quite impressive in bringing this beloved stage show to the big screen. As someone who has yet to experience LES MISÉRABLES, they've got my money during the holidays.
Now they've released a new one sheet that is consistent with some of the familiar imagery associated with the Broadway show, showing off a real-life vision of the character Cosette.
If it ain't broken, there's no reason to fix it. LES MISÉRABLES was a success on Broadway for a reason, so Universal might as well stick to the formula that helped that happen as best as they can whenever they can.
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Sept. 25, 2012, 6:14 a.m. CST
there, that's the movie in the subject. why oh why do we need yet another adaptation of this?
Sept. 25, 2012, 6:39 a.m. CST
The '98 version missed a bunch of stuff--most notably the ending. The '98 version also doesn't have songs in it. This one does. This one's closer to the original Klingon.
Sept. 25, 2012, 6:39 a.m. CST
Sept. 25, 2012, 6:43 a.m. CST
I was temporarily convinced Dakota's parents had unleashed yet another Fanning on us.
Sept. 25, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST
Sept. 25, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST
I suggest you watch the 25th anniversary edition, came out a couple years ago.
Sept. 25, 2012, 7:49 a.m. CST
I wouldn't recommend that one. Some really subpar singing. The 10th anniversary is better overall, even if Colm Wilkinson makes me nuts in it...
Sept. 25, 2012, 7:52 a.m. CST
by John Brown
And there, ladies and gentlemen, is what's wrong with America in a nutshell. If that's all you see in Les Miserables, I pity you.
Sept. 25, 2012, 7:56 a.m. CST
by Mikey Wood
..the '98 version was a film adaptation of the original novel by Victor Hugo. Yes. It was a novel before it was a musical. 123 years before. Between 1897 and 2012 there have been at LEAST 64 adaptations in film and on television throughout the world. The imagery of the above poster is based on the imagery of the musical's poster which, in turn, was lifted from the original illustration, an engraving by artist Émile Bayard, also from 1862. I'm glad they stuck with the iconic image. The casting of this film is...odd...interesting, sure, but...odd. I, personally, wouldn't blink an eye if Russell Crowe never worked again but that's a personal opinion based on the fact that he's a giant asshole.
Sept. 25, 2012, 8 a.m. CST
No Tom Bombadil? No Fluffy go-a-see. But seriously, the Waterloo part is better than the rest of the novel. Smerdyakov: It is funny how many Americans think this is about the French Revolution, isn't it?
Sept. 25, 2012, 8:06 a.m. CST
Somebody was eventually going to get around to making the comment. I figured it might as well be me.
Sept. 25, 2012, 8:10 a.m. CST
by Mikey Wood
That would only be, what? About twelve hours long?
Sept. 25, 2012, 8:15 a.m. CST
Fuck yeah I said it. Throw Chloe Moretz in there too.
Sept. 25, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST
But to bring it closer to the musical, they ought to have superimposed the French flag.
Sept. 25, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST
by Mikey Wood
...which was about 35-ish years AFTER the revolution. I know you guys are attempting to get all high-and-mighty "Americans are stupid" (and, as an American, I would generally agree with you) but in THIS case, you need to put that away and understand that, sadly, most Americans don't learn this stuff unless they actively seen European history classes. Give 'em a bit of a break. This is a MOVIE VERSION OF THE MUSICAL. The MUSICAL focuses on Valjean, Javert, and Cosette. YES, the novel contains so much more than that but THIS FILM...the MUSICAL...doesn't. For the unitiated it is, essentially, THE FUGITVE but under the backdrop of the Paris uprising coming to a head . That's it. The BOOK is about much much much much more. The MUSICAL is not.
Sept. 25, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST
Sept. 25, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST
I will never, ever understand people like you. You don't have to "get" or like or even respect Broadway theater, but you're intelligent enough to type, so I hold out hope that you get that this is not "yet another adaptation" of Les Miserables. This is a filming of the musical that debuted on Broadway in 1987 and ran until 2003, and runs in London to this day. This musical has never been put to film, and this is the first "adaptation" of it. There have been many, MANY adaptations of Gaston Leroux's Le Fantome de l'Opera, but movie starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum was the first and only adaptation of The Phantom Of The Opera, a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Same deal.
Sept. 25, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST
Sept. 25, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST
whoring ourselves out for what little money we can scrounge to help save our children.
Sept. 25, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST
by Jack Black
based on the Les Miserables Musical. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19ING9kPgEU
Sept. 25, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST
Very simple, and in some ways obvious, yet arresting.
Sept. 25, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST
Both Eponine and Gavroche are in it The Thenardiers actually make it to Paris
Sept. 25, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST
This has the potential to be as bad ass as a Les Miserables production can possibly be. Will it live up to the casting -- we'll see. Knowing hollywood, they will completely mangle and destroy it. Don't worry prague, they'll probably slip some kind of r
Sept. 25, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST
Can you hear the posters rant, this is the sound of angry nerds, jobless, dateless, hopeless they type what they can never say in wooooords . . .
Sept. 26, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST
@covjack - i have not set foot on American soil once in my lifetime. @kdog629 - i have nothing but respect for literature. i would in no way claim to be expert in the ways of Broadway, but i've studied and seen enough productions and plays in my lifetime. adapting Les Mis once more is lazy, if you will a superficial dabbling with the realm of arts and culture by movie producers. there are other works by Hugo and his contemporaries that would be worth adapting, but i suppose none of them quite have the "instant name recognition" of this. that some of the finest works of American and European literature remain untouched by the studios and yet Les Mis gets a revisit is perhaps what is wrong with America. film adaptations rarely please all, but they at least introduce an audience to some fine works of art that they may not have otherwise been exposed to. i do trust this satisfies the expected criteria for a response on this thread; i thought this was the internet and one could relax a bit with their comments.
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