Amph Les Misérables movie

Discussion in 'Community' started by Miana Kenobi, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Admiral Volshe Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 8
    I really hope this is as good as the trailer leads me to believe. I will be seeing this in theatres. :)

    The live idea is great. I feel like it will give it a stage perfomance quality, which is what a musical such as Les Mis should have.
  2. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2008
    star 6
    They should redo the entire musical as rap.

    STRAIGHT OUT OF PRISON
    ANOTHER CRAZY ASS FRENCHMAN
    MORE ORPHANS I SAVE YO
    THE LESS I BE GUILTIN'.

    Etc.
    Last edited by Ramza, Sep 22, 2012
  3. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
  4. solojones Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 27, 2000
    star 9
    Get Tom on this stat.
    Ramza and Darth Guy like this.
  5. solojones Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 27, 2000
    star 9
    I meant to say @tom so he would come.
  6. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 28, 2006
    star 6
  7. tom Scattergories Winner

    Game Winner
    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2004
    star 6
    i am here, but i've never seen les mis so you guys have to write the whole thing for me. looks like you're off to a good start!
  8. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2000
    star 7
    "IT IS AGAINST THE LAW NOT TO PAY RENT!"
    Miana Kenobi likes this.
  9. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    I'm not sure I'd go that far, most movie actors are not of stage-level quality (unless they are familiar with stage performing like Hugh Jackman) and are generally selected because of their image and because they can sing OK or have musical experience. I know plenty of known musical stage actors who would trounce pretty much every actor appearing in the movie in terms of singing ability, but they are nobodies with little to no experience of acting for cameras.
  10. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 6, 2003
    star 4
    On the other hand, stage actors who have only played for the stage, however famous they might be, would have a tendency to ham it up even in front of a camera, with grand gestures and a loud voice, when a more contained body language or even a whisper might do the trick, to give the scene a more intimate feeling. So it's really a matter of knowing what you want as a director and taking the means to go there. Depending on the type of musical and the artistic direction, stage actors might be more appropriate than film actors, or vice versa.

    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
  11. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    I would say stage actors have a better acting ability by far, but that doesn't mean they could adapt to camera acting, as camera acting you have to be more emotional in the face, where as on stage, unless the audience is close, you don't necessarily have to do that, but do have to project.

    ...

    It's all very confusing.
  12. solojones Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 27, 2000
    star 9
    Yeah, it's a bad idea to cast too many pure musical stage actors in a film. That's definitely not a good recipe for realism. They are good for stage but I agree that they tend to ham it up too much on camera. However, I still think they should have gotten a better singer than Russell Crowe.

    How about I just summarize for you... Jean Valjean steals bread, goes to prison for 19 years, then proceeds to go through France and encounter as many people he knows in random coincidences as the cast of the SW PT.
  13. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
    Then there's a lady names Fantine who he has fired from his factory, and she has a daughter named Cosette that he takes care of after Fantine dies. She falls in live with a young revolutionary student named Marius, who is a part of a movement to give power to the people. There's another girl named Eponine who is like the original Friend-Zoned person to Marius.

    Oh, and the entire 10 years or so that this story spans, there's a police officer named Javert who is trying to hunt down Jean Valjean for breaking his parole.

    It's awesome.



    On the subject of stage vs film acting, there is a HUGE difference, and stage actors don't work well on film typically.
  14. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    Unless they're awesome thespians like Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen
  15. dp4m Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2001
    star 9
    I'm hugely torn between wanting to kill @Rogue1-and-a-half for his joke about Javert rapping and his knowledge of the lyrics hopefully by heart...
  16. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 6, 2003
    star 4
  17. SWpants Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2004
    star 4
    I have the OST and I love it. It's why I want to see the movie. I am unsure whether I should read the play or watch the old version first though.

    Sad that it's being pushed back but very understandable.
  18. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
    It only makes me upset because I can't do a Christmas Eve midnight lineup.
  19. Whitey Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 26, 2003
    star 6
    I would actually get into Rent if that's how it ended.
  20. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2000
    star 7
    Absolutely by heart.
  21. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
    New trailer! Super similar to the teaser, but a few new shots.

  22. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    Any idea if they're going for the full original song list from when the show first ran, or if they will reduce it to more like the current version of the show?

    The original show had to be cut down because it was three and a half hours long, people won't sit through a musical like that and I doubt they will be inclined to sit in a cinema for that amount of time (especially if they don't get an interval which they do in a theatre)
  23. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    Then again, people sat through an entire sitting of the LOTR trilogy...
  24. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    I sat through a Star Wars Marathon, but there were at least breaks between the films.
  25. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    Yes, but people will stay for long movies, so why not this one