You've likely already seen this, but it's quite beyond me not to post it here. I have very little to say except that, what with this one and The Hobbit, it's going to be a lovely Christmas.
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
When Fantine starts singing? Sigh . . . can't wait.Delete
I think I have seen this live in London at least 5 times over the last 20 years or so, and the same scenes always make me cry. It's such a powerful story at so many levels, and I hope the movie will be as good as watching it live. thanks for posting this clip, Angie.ReplyDelete
I first saw it in London as well! It was brilliant. I recently saw a smaller production of it and it certainly put me in the mood for the film.Delete
Ooh, I'm so excited! I didn't know they were recording it with live singing, and that puts to rest some of my concerns about the movie carrying the power of the live show. When I was a teenager, it was Eponine dying that brought my tears, now it's Fantine, reaching for her baby...ReplyDelete
I know. I was surprised and pleased to hear that.Delete
And the same emotional shift happened to me, too, Jolie.
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway in the same film!! Two of my favs actors!! THIS X-mas!! I'm going to die!! :D In fact, I made a post about this in my blog too!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the inspiration!
Awesome! Sweet anticipation . . .Delete
Would you believe I'm not at all familiar with Les Mise other than the basic premise? So embarrassing. My teen and I talked about reading it together over the summer and we never got around to it. In any case, I'm really looking forward to the film.ReplyDelete
Lol. I would not believe that, Christine! Then you should really enjoy the film. :) I'd love to hear your thoughts on it afterward. It's a beautiful story.Delete
When I saw the preview for this in the movie theater a few weeks ago I started hyperventilating. Not even kidding. Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean? So fabulous. Lovely Christmas, indeed.ReplyDelete
My only question: can Russell Crowe sing? I really need a good Javert.
Like Musings in Red, Jackman and Hathaway are two of my favorite actors too.ReplyDelete
I love the idea of live singing. I can't wait!