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Amph Les Misérables movie

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

  1. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Force Ghost star 10

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    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

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    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.
     
  3. Miana Kenobi

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  4. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    Get Tom on this stat.
     
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  5. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    I meant to say tom so he would come.
     
  6. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Can you ban him? You can do that, right?
     
  7. tom

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    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

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    "IT IS AGAINST THE LAW NOT TO PAY RENT!"
     
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  9. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    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

    laurethiel1138 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Unless they're awesome thespians like Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen
     
  15. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    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

    laurethiel1138 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  17. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    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

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It only makes me upset because I can't do a Christmas Eve midnight lineup.
     
  19. Whitey

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    I would actually get into Rent if that's how it ended.
     
  20. Rogue1-and-a-half

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    Absolutely by heart.
     
  21. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    New trailer! Super similar to the teaser, but a few new shots.

     
  22. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    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

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Then again, people sat through an entire sitting of the LOTR trilogy...
     
  24. SithLordDarthRichie

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    I sat through a Star Wars Marathon, but there were at least breaks between the films.
     
  25. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Yes, but people will stay for long movies, so why not this one