Les Mis, a cinematic and musical experience of a life time

This was the best musical movie experience of my life, it is so amazing, I cried when Fontine died, but the tears were non-stop when Eponine was shot and she and Marius sang A Little Fall of Rain and all the way until Jean died.  So sad, so emotional, so beautiful.

The cinematography was amazing!  There was this recurring motif where they were at the barricades and Enjolras was holding up the red flag, I swear it’s a reference to the artwork Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix!

I can’t find a good picture of the actual movie and the scene I’m talking about but if you’ve seen the movie you’ll totally know what I’m talking about!

Aside from that, I love musicals so much and I love the films as well, and I have to say this was even better than The Phantom of the Opera film with Gerard and Emily Rossum, this was so epic and beautiful I have no words, only plain and generic ones like awesome, amazing, chilling, heart wrenching, and strings out empathy!!

Amazing performance by all the cast!!  Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks!!!  And also Russel Crowe.  Samantha Barks was in the broadway production as well!!  She played Eponine and at one point along side Nick Jonas who played Marius.  Eddie is an amazing singer and a gorgeous Marius!!  Whilst watching the movie I couldn’t get over how beautiful Amanda Seyfried is, she is amazing!  Not to mention, her voice is beautiful, flawless, and has an amazing bell-like tone with a frivolous range, as in, she gets around with all the notes!

When I first saw the trailer and heard the singing I didn’t think much of it, I thought maybe it could be more singing and less pained, but when watching the movie it was perfect and really expressed their emotions, experiences and present state fantastically!  I Dreamed A Dream, A Little Fall of Rain, On My Own, and the Confrontation, in fact all the songs and melodic motifs were amazing and I love the film and the musical so much!!


It’s amazing how they all sang live on the film, it’s amazing, and such hard work, but gives such a sense of realism to it, like in the beginning scenes with Hugh singing and pulling the ship, where the water was actually freezing!  And also when Sacha Baren Cohen had to sing whilst being carried by all four limbs…


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P.s.  It’s kind of awkward bawling your eyes out in the cinema, and I was on the verge of heaving and spluttering but I refrained because of the silence and the emotional part of the film, which made me kind of feel as if I was trapped in my emotion as I couldn’t let it all out loudly…


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