Thursday, February 28, 2013

Les Misérables

I watched Les Misérables a couple of weeks ago. Its a beautiful musical starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and many others. I was so much in love after watching its trailers last year and just couldn't wait for it to be released.
The story is about an ex-convict trying to start a new life after prison. He breaks parole, changed his name and became a well known person. Still haunted by his past, he stumble upon Fantine (anne) who once work in his factory but was soon found forcefully living her life as a prostitute to support her only daughter who was living with her sister (helena). He offered to take care of Fantine's daughter, a decision that changes his life forever.

All the singing is done live and they have pianist who is playing live. The actors set the tempo rather that the pre recorded music ones. There's emotion in the movie that can't be achieve in the studio.
If you're not a musical kind of a person, this movie might left you yawning.

When Fantine/Anne sang I dreamed a dream, it was the most beautiful sound I had ever heard . I know the music but when I heard it, its like a whole new song and the lyrics seems clearer and stronger. The singing for me is perfect.There is so much emotion in it. It gives me goosebumps.

If you have a chance, go watch this movie!

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