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Les Misérables Extended First Look

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.

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    1. When Fantine starts singing? Sigh . . . can't wait.

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  2. msaggie9:02 PM

    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.

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    1. 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.

      My pleasure!

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  3. 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...

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    1. I know. I was surprised and pleased to hear that.

      And the same emotional shift happened to me, too, Jolie.

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  4. 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!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Awesome! Sweet anticipation . . .

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  5. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  6. 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.

    My only question: can Russell Crowe sing? I really need a good Javert.

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  7. Like Musings in Red, Jackman and Hathaway are two of my favorite actors too.

    I love the idea of live singing. I can't wait!

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