Friday, June 1, 2012

‘Les Mis’ the Movie: The Countdown Begins!

As a huge musical theater and opera lover, you’d better believe I’m counting down the months until Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables film adaptation hits the big screen this December! After following updates about the film’s cast and production process since last year, I was incredibly excited to see the first trailer released this week. Just as I'd hoped, the movie promises to showcase a sweeping combination of action, romance and history -- all of my favorite things.



Are you as excited about Les Mis as I am? What do you think of the trailer? I know some die-hard fans aren’t exactly impressed with the way Anne Hathaway (one of my faves) changes up "I Dreamed a Dream," but since this version is designed for film and not the stage, I actually think it works quite well. Plus, I think it’s fabulous that the film's actors are “singing live” rather than lip-syncing and that the movie will also feature a new original song for Jean Valjean.

While I hardly ever rush out to see a movie on opening night, I've got a feeling this is one time I'll be making an exception! 

17 comments:

  1. I had heard but I don't really know as much about it; looks good! I think it's cool they're singing.

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  2. I'm not usually a big fan of musicals, but this looks interesting.

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  3. i think its going to be a great movie, cant wait to see it

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  4. I love musicals too! I'm looking forward to this one. I remember seeing this show on stage in high school and listening/singing along to the soundtrack obsessively.

    I might read the book beforehand too!

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  5. I'm looking forward to seeing this too! Now if I can convince the hubs to go see it with me, that's another story, haha!

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  6. yesss I am so excited!!!! I actually used to play piano for a couple of Amanda Seyfried's voice lessons when I was in High School - she's from my area and I used to run into her every now and again - but I don't know her well enough to claim anything more than that. Anyway - a little 20 degrees of separation for you there. ;)

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  7. I CAN'T WAIT! This is on my bucket list, and I missed the local stage production, so I am 10xs excited there is a movie coming out!

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  8. Thanks for this preview- I can't wait to see it!

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  9. ooo this looks amazing and i can not wait to see it!! anne hathaway is amazing.

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  10. This looks really good! I love Anne Hathaway and am also a big musical theater fan. My husband, not so much - this may have to be a "girl's night out" type of event!

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  11. why did i not know about this? lol. definitely going to see it. xo

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  12. Anne Hathaway put herself through a lot for this role, so it will be interesting to see how she does.

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  13. I think they made a smart decision to select Anne Hathaway for this performance. I've never seen this musical so I have no idea... The trailer is definitely impressive.

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  14. I've never seen the play so I will be going
    To watch the movie!!

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  15. I want to see this when it comes out!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  16. OMG I had no idea that they were making this into a movie!! Am I that far behind??? I don't normally like Anne Hathaway but she actually looks OK in this role! I would love for you to visit my blog sometime!!
    :)
    Allison
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