Friday, November 09, 2012

All The Singing

Here's the new trailer for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" movie, the big hook of which (apart from "OMFGTHEYFINALLYDIDLESMISSQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!") is supposed to be that the singing was all done live on set for the cameras and mics, as opposed to ADR'd in later like usual. So... yeah. Lots of well-liked actors performing a visibly-taxing physical feat onscreen, adaptation of legendarily beloved novel/broadway mainstay, cue torrent of Oscars.

8 comments:

Dominic said...

The movie looks remarkably inspiring from this trailer, but anyone who hasn't seen the stage show should rest assured that the sense of triumph is fleeting. Shit will get dark.

Cyrus said...

Safe for the basic premise, I have remained ignorant of Les Miserables in any form or shape, but that cast just might draw me in.

Hiding behind "Harmondale" said...

I don't think this will live up to the stage version, but I still remain interested

Nixou said...

Speaking of the Miserables: have you seen the 1934 version with Harry Baur? It's my favorite movie alongside the Great Dictator but I often get the frustrating feeling that everyone has forgotten it nowadays.

Pat said...

Yes, it's definitely Oscar-bait.

Yes, I'm still definitely excited to see it (even if this trailer makes me slightly worried about Russell Crowe).

Oscar-bait doesn't necessarily HAVE to be bad. It just means that the movie is going to be considered a masterpiece regardless of whether or not it deserves it (see "The Hurt Locker", "The King's Speech", "Crash", etc.). Plenty of Best Picture winners have actually deserved it. "No Country for Old Men", "Schindler's List", "Return of the King", just to name a few.

And even if this film does get hopelessly overrated, at least it will probably end the annoying tradition of ADR in movie/TV musicals. The movie can suck balls, but as long as it makes every future musical film director think twice about doing the studio shtick, I'll be happy that it exists.

Plus, Sacha Baron Cohen as M. Thenardier is a casting stroke of genius.

R said...

It'll have to be pretty damned spectacular to dethrone the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall show from '95. But you never know. Let's hope it can hold its own ;-)

Anonymous said...

>This video contains content from NBC, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.

And now they will not be getting my money.

Good job, asshats.

The Almighty Narf said...

I'm excited about this, but as far as I'm concerned it's not really Les Miserables without Liam Neeson.