Thursday, December 27, 2012

Saw Les Miserables at the Movies

On Christmas Day, after a nice lunch, we went to see Les Miserables at the movies with Tom's folks. All of them had seen the show live on stage, and knew the story and the parts being played. I knew nothing about it. I missed an important part, that the main character escaped during his parole, so the pursuit of the character by a prison guard/police officer never made sense to me. Now YOU know so that the story will be more enjoyable.
-  Almost everyone in the theater cried at the end (I got choked up, but was still struggling with some of the plot), and people applauded at the end. The sets were amazing, and the underlying story was very touching. I found out watching this 4 minute behind-the-scenes interview/look that the songs were all sung "LIVE" as the action happened, and were not pre-recorded. That's amazing.
  Tom and his folks would give this an "A," so if you're familiar with it, you need to see the movie.- If you're not familiar with it, keep in mind the main point I mentioned, and you'll enjoy it, too.
  WHAT'S IT ABOUT? - from Wikipedia: Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. Translated it means The Miserable or Wretched Ones. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption


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