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Mondo Posters for Les Mis, The Master

Mondo Posters for Les Mis, The Master

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Oscars 2012 Pet Peeves – Top Five

Oscars 2012 Pet Peeves – Top Five

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5. If it doesn’t make you cry it won’t win Best Picture. Sure, it always helps if you cry but it is hardly a pre-requisite.  Every year there are movies that make you cry in the lineup and they don’t win. War Horse left me a soggy wreck, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close produced sobs and standing ovations. Little Miss Sunshine, The Reader, you name it and they aren’t tears-producing….

Parents Reaction to Les Mis

Parents Reaction to Les Mis

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Just hit the you tubes (this is what War Horse did to me, btw): Reminds me of this scene:

The Case for Les Miserables

The Case for Les Miserables

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Les Miserables was considered an early frontrunner Oscar’s Best Picture before the race really began. That put it at a disadvantage immediately because most frontrunners are bigger targets when the collective believes they are going to win. It’s better, always, to fly under the radar.  The film enters the race now with two major obstacles in its path: 1) its director, Tom Hooper, won as recently as 2010. Unless you…

Interview: Tom Hooper and Les Mis

Interview: Tom Hooper and Les Mis

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In 2010, British filmmaker Tom Hooper and his film The King’s Speech seemingly came out of nowhere, to gross over $400 million worldwide and win four Oscars including Best Director and Best Picture. For his next project, Hooper decided to take on a film adaptation of Les Misérables, the longest running musical of alltime. In anticipation of the film’s Christmas Day release, I recently enjoyed a nearly thirty-minute conversation with…

Les Miserables Review from The Atlantic, for Musical Obsessives, a Must-See

Les Miserables Review from The Atlantic, for Musical Obsessives, a Must-See

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Les Miserables is getting hit pretty hard with some reviews but here’s a positive one from The Atlantic: There are moments in Les Misérables, the movie musical adaptation from The King’s Speechdirector Tom Hooper, that are so rumbling and rousing and righteous that certain people might be immediately transported back into the theater seat where they, smaller of body but probably bigger of heart, first fell in love with the sweep and swoon of…

Crafts Featurette Makeup for Les Miserables

Crafts Featurette Makeup for Les Miserables

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David Edelstein Says Les Mis is a Tasteless Bombardment but that’s what’s Good About it

David Edelstein Says Les Mis is a Tasteless Bombardment but that’s what’s Good About it

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David Edlestein has maybe given fans of Les Miserables a review they can cheer about – but it’s hard to tell what he’s really saying – it’s almost he’s saying, it’s a terrible movie but I loved it anyway: The tasteless bombardment that is Les Misérables would, under most circumstances, send audiences screaming from the theater, but the film is going to be a monster hit and award winner, and…

Les Miserables – Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman on 60 Minutes

Les Miserables – Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman on 60 Minutes

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The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams

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“This train carries saints and sinners. This train, carries losers and winners.” –Springsteen So much of the Oscar race is built on the precarious ledge of hope. Audiences hope the movies are good. Publicists hope for many nominations and a big payday. Film fans hope for their tastes to be validated. Filmmakers hope people will love and respond to the project they’ve just devoted years of their time to creating,…