Sunday, 14 October 2012

5 Things You Need To Know About Les Miserables (2012)

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This Christmas, one of the the MUST WATCH movie is non other than Les Miserables. This adaptation from one of the most famous Broadway show set to hit the theatre near you on the Christmas Day and it seems to be an epic in the making.

By the way, do you know that prior to this 2012 adaptation, there was an earlier version in 1998 with equally strong casts like Liam Neeson (as Valjean), Geoffrey Rush (as Javert) Uma Thurman (as Fantine) and Claire Danes (as Cossette). How does this 2012 version compared to the 1998 version? That will be a great material for a separate topic in another blog post. I promise I will do my "home work" and write the comparison soon, so do drop by often! ;-)

Meanwhile, let me share with you 5 things that you need to know about the  current version of Les Miserables:

1. All the singing are done by the casts (including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried etc.) 
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Les Miserables - Hugh Jackman
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Les Miserables - Amanda Seyfried
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Les Miserables - Anne Hathaway
2. The actor's singing was recorded on-set, to piano accompaniment, so that the singing and acting would merge well. Orchestral music was then added post-production

3. The director of the film is Tom Hooper whom brought us the recent Oscar worthy classic "The King's Speech"
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Director - Tom Hooper
The King's Speech - Click on the image for more details

4. Anne Hathaway (as Fantine) shaved her head for the role
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Les Miserables - Anne Hathaway
5. [SPOILER] There will be an intense suicide scene! (For those who have read the book or watched the earlier adaptation or Broadway show would know who have committed suicide in the show, but I still like to keep it "secret" here! ;-)) 

Would you be watching Les Miserables in Dec 2012? Feel free to share your view in the comment section.


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