28 December 2012
he looks like my cousin doug), his voice was spectacular. marius reminded me of joseph smith for some reason (weird, right?) and his voice was amazing! he broke my heart when he sang "empty chairs at empty tables." it was so amazing. and the other men singing in that room were just incredible.
i was really impressed with russell crowe. i think they could have found somebody with a better voice, but his acting was stellar and he did surprisingly well. the rest of the cast was terrific and the music was amazing. i'm so glad i watched it on the big screen. i can't believe how high amanda seyfried can sing! that would be a difficult part to play i think, but she nailed it. i also loved éponine and could not get over how tiny her waist was! her voice was amazing as well.
my very favorite was gavroche. that little boy was SO GOOD! his voice was perfect and he was so cute. i love the part when javert is talking to the revolutionaries and he yells out "liar!"
there were parts of the movie that were so hard to watch, especially with fantine. there were more than a few parts where i cried like a baby--when the bishop gives jean valjean his silver; when fantine cuts her hair; when cosette sings "castle on a cloud"; when fantine sings "i dreamed a dream"; when éponine and marius sing "little fall of rain"; when gavroche gets shot; when marius sings "empty chairs at empty tables;" but most especially the final scene with all the people singing for the revolution. it is a beautiful story of redemption and whether or not you're a fan of musicals or les misérables (and even if you think the singing is terrible like some people), it's worth your time.
annie leibovitz photographed the cast for vogue and here are a few of my favorites:
Posted by Emily Foley at 5:35 PM