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Old 15-02-2013, 16:05
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Why does everyone forget Eddie's amazing performance..equally as good as Anne and Hugh.
I ranked the performances when I first saw the movie. Anne and Sam are the standouts for me, with Hugh and Eddie just slightly below as I didn't think they were just as good as Anne and Sam were.
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Old 15-02-2013, 16:17
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No one but themselves to blame?????

Why would anyone attempt to find out.

This film adaptation is sold to the masses as a musical, nothing more - nothing less.
If you classy people know its all sung then that's bully for you. There's no law saying you should do research before seeing a film, if someone hears an interview with Hugh Jackman on the radio discussing the new musical he's in then who is to blame if that person takes him at his word and goes to the cinema to see it.
If it wasn't all sung you would have to cut out half of the songs
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:58
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Deluxe edition of Les Miserables soundtrack to be released

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Old 15-02-2013, 20:00
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Very happy as the songs I loved from the film never made the Highlights which is why I haven't been one of those who have it made to number 1. I will be 100 per cent buying this.

They do this a lot with musicals. There is always a highlights and then a full length one afterwards.
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Old 15-02-2013, 20:02
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Glad I refused to buy a soundtrack that didn't have two of the best songs in the show/movie!

I'll be buying the deluxe edition so long as it isn't missing anything major, which it sounds like it won't be.
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Old 15-02-2013, 20:08
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I ranked the performances when I first saw the movie. Anne and Sam are the standouts for me, with Hugh and Eddie just slightly below as I didn't think they were just as good as Anne and Sam were.
Who did you think was the best out of Anne and Sam?
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Old 15-02-2013, 20:39
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Rip off?

But very glad about this
Those who have bought the original album will be able to complete their collection by purchasing the new tracks individually.
The fact that I have 5 different sets of cast recordings plus 3, soon to be 5 recordings of the show/film is neither here nor there. I console myself that a) a fool and his money are soon parted and I do get tremendous pleasure belting out the songs in the car where I cant offend anyone, and b) it's over a quarter of a century, so not all bought in one fell swoop.
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Old 15-02-2013, 20:42
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Who did you think was the best out of Anne and Sam?
Sam, but only just. I may be slightly biased though, I've been a fan of hers for years. I've always liked Anne Hathaway but this was the first time she really blew me away. Not much to choose between them, but Sam edges it because she's a better singer and it didn't look for a second as if it was her first film role.
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Old 16-02-2013, 13:02
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Went to see it the other night with no previous knowledge of the story, only knowing a couple of songs (The Susan Boyle one and "on my own" ), but I generally enjoy musicals and had high hopes that I'd enjoy this.

My hopes were not realised.

Beyond Anne Hathaway's stunning show-stealing moments in the first 30 minutes, which had me on the verge of losing it, and thinking "here we go, this is going to be brilliant", there was little else of any interest to me. The same four songs repeated over and over, simultaneously sung lines of dialogue from separate characters meaning you had no idea what any of them are saying, a love story based on nothing whatsoever, no sense of grandeur or any reason for this to be a big-budget film beyond the opening scene with the boat, I just found the two hours after the opening 30 minutes incredibly boring.

I'm sure it's fantastic for all the Les Mis fans and West End aficionados, but personally I've come to the conclusion that I like my musicals with acting in between the songs rather than the ridiculous spectacle of conversations being held in song.
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:54
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The same four songs repeated over and over
Sorry, that's just factually inaccurate. There are repeated motifs in any score to any movie in existence, not just musicals, but to say that it's the same songs repeated is just not true.

no sense of grandeur or any reason for this to be a big-budget film beyond the opening scene with the boat
Big budget doesn't have to mean grandeur. That would be completely at odds with the plot, so therefore pointless.
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Old 16-02-2013, 23:41
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Who did you think was the best out of Anne and Sam?
Sam by quite a long distance. It is her performance that I remember most about the film.
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Old 16-02-2013, 23:50
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Went to see it the other night with no previous knowledge of the story, only knowing a couple of songs (The Susan Boyle one and "on my own" ), but I generally enjoy musicals and had high hopes that I'd enjoy this.

My hopes were not realised.

Beyond Anne Hathaway's stunning show-stealing moments in the first 30 minutes, which had me on the verge of losing it, and thinking "here we go, this is going to be brilliant", there was little else of any interest to me. The same four songs repeated over and over, simultaneously sung lines of dialogue from separate characters meaning you had no idea what any of them are saying, a love story based on nothing whatsoever, no sense of grandeur or any reason for this to be a big-budget film beyond the opening scene with the boat, I just found the two hours after the opening 30 minutes incredibly boring.

I'm sure it's fantastic for all the Les Mis fans and West End aficionados, but personally I've come to the conclusion that I like my musicals with acting in between the songs rather than the ridiculous spectacle of conversations being held in song.
My sentiments exactly. I loved Helena and Sasha though. Brilliant
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:18
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Rip off?

But very glad about this

The fact that I have 5 different sets of cast recordings plus 3, soon to be 5 recordings of the show/film is neither here nor there. I console myself that a) a fool and his money are soon parted and I do get tremendous pleasure belting out the songs in the car where I cant offend anyone, and b) it's over a quarter of a century, so not all bought in one fell swoop.

....and now I have a brilliant mental image of you belting out "Look Down" whilst stuck in traffic. fantastic!
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:29
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....and now I have a brilliant mental image of you belting out "Look Down" whilst stuck in traffic. fantastic!
The GBP should be grateful it's enclosed, I cant sing to save my life, my one refuge is the car on motorway trips.

(It used to take me 2 playings of The Complete Symphonic Recording to get from my place to my Mothers. The dog was traumatised by the time we'd traversed the M5 and M6!! )
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Old 18-02-2013, 21:43
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I've just treated myself to the 'From Stage to Screen' book on amazon and it's already getting ready for dispatch!
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Old 19-02-2013, 06:39
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I've just treated myself to the 'From Stage to Screen' book on amazon and it's already getting ready for dispatch!
Let us know if you think it's worth buying, and thank you for being one of our 'test pilots'.
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Old 19-02-2013, 08:31
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Let us know if you think it's worth buying, and thank you for being one of our 'test pilots'.
I will don't you worry. It was due for release next week but they've had them shipped in early, I couldn't resist
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Old 19-02-2013, 12:41
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I will don't you worry. It was due for release next week but they've had them shipped in early, I couldn't resist
I've preordered the DVD which is due out on Feb 26th. Wonder if that'll be early too?

I will let you know if it's worth getting (if the book's any good I'll buy that too. I have zero willpower when it comes to anything Les Miz related.)
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Old 19-02-2013, 12:47
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I've preordered the DVD which is due out on Feb 26th. Wonder if that'll be early too?

I will let you know if it's worth getting (if the book's any good I'll buy that too. I have zero willpower when it comes to anything Les Miz related.)
I wanted to know about that DVD too. Wonder what's on it?

The book looks amazing as it allowed a little preview thingy on Amazon, can't wait to get it!
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Old 19-02-2013, 16:12
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Just checked Amazon - Bluray is still on "sign up to be notified"...
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Old 19-02-2013, 18:52
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WARNING: Opening this will make your blood boil!

These talentless nobodies get everywhere...
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Old 20-02-2013, 00:44
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I wanted to know about that DVD too. Wonder what's on it?

The book looks amazing as it allowed a little preview thingy on Amazon, can't wait to get it!
damn. I've just read the bits on amazon and it's fascinating. I'm trying to be really good and wait till the price comes down 16.50 is a lot for a book for me.
On the other hand I've just d/l the actual book onto my Kindle. All for zero price. It gives a whole new meaning to "You'd have to pay me to read it" doesn't it?
It took me aeons to read it years ago. I figure I can just dip in and out now it's on my Kindle.


(I rate it's chances of getting read right through again at slim to none. )

EDIT: Oh buggar! My finger involuntarily pressed *Order with One Click* on the book. It's got a delivery date of Thursday!!! As long as it's got plenty of Hugh Jackman and Eddie Redmayne in it too.

I totally blame you maddiesdoor.
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Old 20-02-2013, 08:02
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Had to take my mum to see this last night and was dreading it.

Was quite good actually and huge crush on marius now!
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Old 20-02-2013, 11:52
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It's a choice between a two hour wait for another film or Les Mis at 12....guess who's gonna win!...

Had to take my mum to see this last night and was dreading it.

Was quite good actually and huge crush on marius now!
Don't we all
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Old 20-02-2013, 11:54
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No! It's all about Enjolras!
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