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 Post subject: Re: Les Miserables (2012)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:47 pm 
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Oh god, Russell Crowe was so DISAPPOINTING. Jesus. Javert's part traditionally is an incredibly strong baritone and Crowe's voice had absolutely no resonance whatsoever. Nothing full about it. Just awful. Even the way he precariously stood at the edges of various bridges and roofs was awkward-looking. No thank you. Listen to Javert's songs (Broadway cast) on YouTube or something of how it's supposed to sound and you'll be like, "Oh. Christ. What were they thinking casting this guy?!" Seriously. When you're anticipating someone totally nailing a moment and getting the emotion across and it's not delivered in any way, shape or form, iiiiiit is incredibly disappointing.

Eponine's voice was incredible (I think she was in a stage production of Les Mis), and I thought Marius' voice was also impressive considering I don't believe he comes from much of a vocal background.

Amanda Seyfried's voice was arguably the worst of the whole film's. It was very obviously auto-tuned and her consistent vibrato (which I personally feel is technically incorrect, as there is no variation or build up in hers at all) made her sound like she was trapped on some kind of malfunctioning massage chair.

Hugh carried the show, hands down. He had the most vocal and acting range of the whole lot.

Anne Hathaway has always annoyed me, and this film validated those feelings once again.

Overall not bad, but also way too much extreme close-ups crying face on into the camera. I could count at least 3 or 4 times in which that happened, which is 3 or 4 times too many.


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 Post subject: Re: Les Miserables (2012)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:13 am 
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I'm pretty sure everyone used their natural voice? No auto-tuning? It was recorded live...

Personally Russell Crowe was a satisfying Javert for me- even if he doesn't have a Broadway-huge voice, I really liked the way it sounded, almost vulnerable. And he captured the emotion well, I think.

I was thinking: M. Thenadier seemed to have some sort of accent but I couldn't tell what it was and it weirded me out. However, still loved Sacha, thought he was the perfect guy for the role.


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 Post subject: Re: Les Miserables (2012)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:33 pm 
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I got my pre-orders of the deluxe soundtrack and DVD this week!


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