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Les Mis (Read 795 times)

    Just saw it, and loved it! Maybe Russell Crow could've been a bit more overbearing, but it really was great. Anne Hathaway surprised me--she was so good. Anyone else see it yet?

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      Nope.  Saw the Hobbit Smile

      steph  

       

      OCD  If you don't laugh...   

        I've seen the musical a few times (broadway tour in the early 2000's and Utah Shakespeare Festival this season) done very well. I love everything about Les Mis. I don't want to ruin it by seeing the movie, which I don't think could be anywhere as good as the live productions I've seen.  Yes I am extremely biased and very closed minded. The movie may very well win an Oscar, who knows.

         

        If you've seen a live performance of it, I'd be curious how you'd rate the movie compared to the live version.

          I've seen one live performance before. Not Broadway--just local. I understand your not wanting to see the movie. I liked it a lot, though. Smile

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          Imminent Catastrophe

            Nope.  Saw the Hobbit Smile

             

            Saw The Hobbit in 3D HFR. Wow, that's so realistic it looks fake. I know that sounds weird but that's the only way I can describe it. The action scenes are just amazing. The slower scenes, I'm not sure why but the 48 FPS makes it look like you're watching a play, oddly unrealistic. It's like the HFR is so realistic that you KNOW you're looking at a movie set and not reality. But the amazingness (I just made up that word) of the action scenes easily makes it worthwhile, I think HFR is here to stay, especially for action movies.

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              The Hobbit is next on our list!

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                I can't wait to see Les Mis, but I'm not looking forward to Russell Crowe. Hopefully the other cast will make up for it.

                 

                I already saw The Hobbit twice Smile Once in regular and the other in 3D. I really want to see it in HFR but our theater doesn't have it Sad

                 

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                  I really want to see it in HFR but our theater doesn't have it Sad

                   

                  Apparently it is awful to see in HFR, too photoreal.


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                    Apparently it is awful to see in HFR, too photoreal.

                     

                    Not awful. Different.

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                     "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

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                      I'm looking forward to seeing one or both of those movies this week, especially Les Mis.

                      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                        Saw Les Mis.  It was on par with what I expected.  My only big gripe is they changed the order of a couple of songs.  The minor gripes were the small deviations from the musical and the book.

                         

                        I also agree that Crowe wasn't menacing enough.

                        Knit1Run2


                        Master of Chaos

                          I saw it last night.  Crowe definitely could have been harder and more menacing  He seemed to be less forceful and absolute than Javert should be at the start and in the town where he rediscovers Valjean the first time.  However, the first shot of him did a pretty good job of establishing the juxtaposition between Jean Valjean and Javert.

                           

                          I saw it on Broadway when I was younger, probably in the 12-14 age range and the magic of that performance and the memory of it has always lingered.  So much so that I have seen traveling casts a number of times and read the book in English and French.  I thought the performances were strong.  I liked Fantine, Eponine and Valjean the best.

                           

                          Amanda Seyfried didn't disappear into the character of Cosette as much as I would like and Eponine's parents did a good job as well, but the recognition factor of the three actors playing these roles took me out of the story a bit.

                           

                          It is a very well done version, and the emotion is still there, but for me, personally, the emotional impact of seeing it on Broadway with an amazing cast and getting caught up in the characters then means that every other performance has packed less of an emotional punch than that performance and overall, will probably never measure up.

                          mab411


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                            Not awful. Different.

                             

                            Listening to people describe it, it sounds similar to the "Uncanny Valley" effect.

                             

                            MTA: Back to the topic at hand, I saw Les Miserables tonight.  Quick thoughts:

                             

                            I'm usually a fan of Russell Crowe, but man, he really phoned it in.  I found myself making a list of actors who probably would have done a better job every time he was on-screen.  That list included Seth McFarlane and Bruce Willis, if that tells you anything about my opinion of his performance.

                             

                            On the flipside, Anne Hathaway blew the doors off.  She was also on the list of people that I would rather have played Javier.

                             

                            Jackman did very well, too.

                             

                            Loved the cinematography.  I'm not that big of a movie geek that I usually notice things like that, but I really noticed some things they did with color and focus, very effective.

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                              Not awful. Different.

                               

                              Yes, this.

                              steph  

                               

                              OCD  If you don't laugh...   

                                I've seen the musical a few times (broadway tour in the early 2000's and Utah Shakespeare Festival this season) done very well. I love everything about Les Mis. I don't want to ruin it by seeing the movie, which I don't think could be anywhere as good as the live productions I've seen.  Yes I am extremely biased and very closed minded. The movie may very well win an Oscar, who knows.

                                 

                                If you've seen a live performance of it, I'd be curious how you'd rate the movie compared to the live version.

                                 

                                I have seen it twice in London. From the movie ad on TV, I can see it is not as good as the theatre version. It is like the Phantom of the Opera. The movie is far from the stage. All the magic in the theatre just disappears in the movie.

                                 

                                Having said that, I was disappointed to see Chicago in the theatre after seeing the movie. The dancers were not as good as those in the movie. The light effect wasn't either.

                                 

                                I will still go to see the movie.

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