Les Miserables – Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman on 60 Minutes

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  1. John
    December 10, 2012

    Wow, that one clip in particular nearly made me well-up. And that was just a one minute clip. Looks like a powerful performance.

  2. Nic V
    December 10, 2012

    Good Morning America had the cast of Les Miz this morning minus Russell Crowe. Then Live with Kelly and Michael had Hugh Jackman. They played the scene where Crowe is presenting Jackman with his parole and I sat there thinking to myself if this is a highlight then those people who thought Lincoln was boring should be even more bored by this film. Sorry the clip did nothing to serve the piece. But the one thing that erased any doubt for me was the singing. I had no problem with Crowe at all. In fact I thought Crowe came off better than Jackman. The problem for me is this, and I state it very hesitantly; the clip did not make me want to run out and see this. Whereas the clip with Hathaway makes you want to see the film. And Hathaway is working the shows looks like she wants the Oscar bad.

  3. Zach
    December 10, 2012

    After watching Hugh Jackman on 60 Minutes last night, I think anyone who ever doubted or continues to doubt that he will be nominated is crazy! Mark my words, he will win the Golden Globe and end up being, at the very least, Daniel Day-Lewis’s biggest competition. Only Jackman’s role is much more emotionally expressive than Lincoln, and you’re dealing with Mr. Congeniality and the new Bob Hope/Billy Crystal of Oscar hosts. This is, and always has been, a strong shot at an Oscar.

  4. zazou
    December 10, 2012

    Crowe is a favorite of mine and I am looking forward to seeing Les Miserables on Christmas. Hooper is a solid film maker.I became convinced of that watching HBO’S John Adams with Giammatti. Those Boston Massacre courtroom scenes are compelling as are the independence from England dialogues.Unlocking the past through dramatization of past events is tricky and Hooper did a very good job..yes compelling.

  5. Brooke
    December 10, 2012

    I was worried about “Bring Him Home”, I will admit, but it looks lovely from this clip. The frenetic directing, though? Ill reserve judgment until I see it.

  6. SJ
    December 10, 2012

    Brooke, I am the opposite of you. I wasn’t worried about “Bring him home” until I heard his version. I wish I never saw the musical or watched the 10th and 25th anniversary. I can’t help but compare Hugh to Colm Wilkinson and Alfie Boe. While I appreciate the rawness live-singing provides, I wish they did it with another musical. The beauty of les mis has always been in the music. While Hugh’s strained singing works very well in the prologue and “who am i”, they have sacrificed the melody in bring him home.

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