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GH-Photography

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Jacksonville, Florida, US

When I first heard about them going into production on it I was kind of skeptical, but watching the full trailer, at Lincoln. It seemed like it could be really impressive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNKcLXvuF7g

Dec 04 12 01:27 am Link

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Orca Bay Images

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Woodinville, Washington, US

I rarely tolerate musicals, but I'm curious about this one specifically for the tactic they chose for recording the singing.

Dec 04 12 06:17 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

big les miserables fan, can't wait to see the movie smile

Dec 04 12 06:41 am Link

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SPierce Photography

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Amherst, Massachusetts, US

Holy shit *scratches head* it actually looks...promising.

As a fan of the original (though it's been a long time)... i'd love to see if we're either going to get a 3 hour movie- or what they're leaving out!

Dec 04 12 06:42 am Link

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K E E L I N G

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Peoria, Illinois, US

Excited doesn't begin to describe how I feel about this.  smile

Dec 04 12 12:11 pm Link

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Carlos Occidental

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Glendora, California, US

The cast is incredible.  The cinematography is fabulous. 
But, the endless singing?  Not sure about that.  I don't mind a song or two unless it's an on stage opera, but,  I'll pass on endless singing. 
I do want to see it.  I'll just wait 'till I hear a few good critiques from friends or family. 

I've always loved the story.

Dec 04 12 12:14 pm Link

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Peter Claver

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Definitely looking forward to it. Laura and I caught the stage production in London earlier this year. I hadn't seen it since it was in Toronto over a decade ago. I loved it. Will definitely be going to see this in the theatre.

Dec 04 12 12:15 pm Link

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You Can Call Me Pierre

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

I predict Borat will steal the show.

borat

Dec 04 12 12:23 pm Link

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K E E L I N G

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Peoria, Illinois, US

gl-amour wrote:
I predict Borat will steal the show.

borat

Haha, he was born for the role of Thenardier!

Dec 04 12 12:24 pm Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

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It is Oscar Bait....but...Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty will get Oscars Attention.

Dec 04 12 12:26 pm Link

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MMDesign

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Louisville, Kentucky, US

I don't know, I think I'd just be miserable.

Dec 04 12 12:31 pm Link

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Managing Light

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Salem, Virginia, US

Saw it when it was on Broadway and can't wait to see the movie, since I saw the trailer when I went to see "Lincoln."

Dec 04 12 12:57 pm Link

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Cynthia Serrano

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Newark, New Jersey, US

I very excited to see this movie and I am sure it will be fantastic great cast!

Dec 04 12 01:02 pm Link

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Juniper Tree Photo

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Piqua, Ohio, US

LOVE Les Mis!! Can't wait!!

Dec 04 12 01:05 pm Link

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Let There Be Light

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Los Angeles, California, US

Carlos Occidental wrote:
The cast is incredible.  The cinematography is fabulous. 
But, the endless singing?  Not sure about that.

Dude, it's a musical. What the hell did you expect?

Dec 04 12 03:05 pm Link

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Wysiwyg Photography

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Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Carlos Occidental wrote:
The cast is incredible.  The cinematography is fabulous. 
But, the endless singing?  Not sure about that.  I don't mind a song or two unless it's an on stage opera, but,  I'll pass on endless singing. 
I do want to see it.  I'll just wait 'till I hear a few good critiques from friends or family. 

I've always loved the story.

It is a musical... but Evita has more singing.

Dec 04 12 05:27 pm Link

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GH-Photography

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Jacksonville, Florida, US

DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:
It is Oscar Bait....but...Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty will get Oscars Attention.

Lincoln should at the very least win for Best Cinematography.

Just the lighting alone warped my fragile little mind...

Dec 04 12 08:44 pm Link

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afplcc

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Read a review of the movie (limited showing in NYC) and the critic said that Anne Hathaway (a) sets a new standard for her singing of "I dreamed a dream..." and (b) she's got to be the front-runner for the oscar for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Fantine.  Certainly what we hear of her singing during the trailer is impressive.

Ed

Dec 05 12 03:10 am Link

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misszara

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Two words: Hugh Jackman

Dec 05 12 05:06 am Link

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JLC Images

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey, US

One of my favorite musicals I hope they do it justice.

Dec 05 12 07:33 am Link

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D M E C K E R T

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

i'm quaking with anticipation. i cannot wait...i may actually see it on xmas day.

i played in the pit for it when i was in high school.

Dec 05 12 06:22 pm Link

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GH-Photography

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Jacksonville, Florida, US

Anne Hathaway I dreamed a dream preview,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2AE2aL0-6Y

she sounds fantastic

Dec 06 12 10:28 pm Link

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Jennifer Barker

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Greg Holt Photography wrote:
Anne Hathaway I dreamed a dream preview,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2AE2aL0-6Y

she sounds fantastic

She is a very good vocalist, she was up for the part of Christine in the film version of Phantom, but was considered too old for the part. Gorgeous voice.

Dec 07 12 01:32 am Link

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Eros Fine Art Photo

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Torrance, California, US

I've never been to a musical and normally have no interest whatsoever in musicals as movies (I'm a dude after all wink), but I'm a huge music fan and the songs in the trailer made me take notice.  I think if it was just a repeat of the stage version songs, I wouldn't consider it at all.  But from that trailer, it sounds like the music in this will have so much emotion I would actually go see it with my daughters if they suggested it. 

I can't suggest it of course...I mean, no reason to have to turn my "man-card" in at this point...right?

Dec 07 12 02:07 am Link