Look down you lowly interns… LES BIZ – An epic Hollywood parody: “Look Down” – watch more funny videosRead More
I went to a Christmas Day screening of Les Miserables. After writing about the lead up and seeing all the behind-the-scenes featurettes, I was excited to see how the amazing production design and the bold experiment of recording live singing would come together. I left the theater that night not totally satisfied but not totally let down either. After a few days of reflection and a little bit of emotional distance, I think I can derive a bit more rationale analysis on the film’s production approach and how it may have contributed to the uneven effect of the film.
Simon Hayes gets more in depth about the intricacies of mixing the sound of the famed “Live Singing” of Les Misérables. The buzz around town reported by some press has been that the singing in Les Misérables was unique because it was recorded live, something that had never been done before in a movie musical. Read MoreRead More
Paco Delgado discusses the work that went into the costume design of the epic historical musical Les Miserables. JEAN VALJEAN (HUGH JACKMAN) Later in Montreuil and Paris, Jean Valjean’s coat and suit colours are sophisticated deep greens and aubergine but beforehand, if the dark robe-like garment he wears on his road to redemption brings to mind Read MoreRead More
Screenwriter William Nicholson discusses a sequence from Les Misérables (a 30 year old musical), which needed a brand-new scene. This is not a usual screenwriting assignment. I was hired to turn the super-successful stage musical into a movie — a show I admired and loved. From the start, my brief to myself was: Don’t screw it Read MoreRead More
The hotly anticipated Tom Hooper-directed Les Miserable opens on Christmas Day 2012, but here’s a sneak peak at 5 scenes including the vocal talents of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne. You may recall the big marketing hubbub about recording the vocals live - here’s our first chances to see how that’s working out. Personally, I think Read MoreRead More
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care Read MoreRead More
On most film musicals, the musical portions are recorded in a studio prior to production and played back on set. The upcoming film of “Les Miserables” has actors performing their songs live with the music dubbed in afterwards.
This isn’t the first time this has been attempted since the “golden days” of 30s and 40s musicals. Peter Bagdonovich attempted it in 1975…Read More