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Behind-The-Scenes Look At Les Misérables Give Us An AH-Mazing Glimpse Of The Movie

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Musical theater fans should be absolutely THRILLED that Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of The King's Speech, was chosen to helm the upcoming big screen adaptation Les Misérables because it looks like he's revolutionizing the genre.

Instead of recording the vocal parts in a studio months before production even begins, then simply asking Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried to lip sync on set, he's the first to ask actors to sing their hearts out on film.

Based on the extended behind-the-scenes look (above), that's exactly what they did and the stars LOVED the opportunity to do so.

The problem with the usual method, as hottie Eddie Redmayne explains, is that "you have to make all of your acting choices before you've even met the actor you're working with."

Hmm…with that insightful look into the production process, it sounds like the film business has been robbing us of even more AH-mazing performance for years!

We were a little bummed to learn that the release date had been pushed back by 11 days, but we're VERY happy to see that it's totally going to be worth the wait!

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11 comments to “Behind-The-Scenes Look At Les Misérables Give Us An AH-Mazing Glimpse Of The Movie”

  1. Tom says – reply to this


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    Meryl Streep presenting: "And The Oscar Goes To….. My darling, Anne Hathaway"



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    Anne Hathaway is so scary.



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    This looks awesome - I will definitely see it.

  4. Lydia says – reply to this


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    Re: MissEquisite

    Lol, why is she scary?

  5. anna says – reply to this


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    sooo excited, looks amazing!

  6. dee says – reply to this


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    I do love a bit of Eddie Redmayne ;)



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    Wait, it's going to be a musical?? I just got unexcited.. :( if I want to see it as a musical I'll just watch my DVD of the 25th Anniversary on Broadway. So sad now..



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    Didn't they already make a movie about this? And yes, no way I want to see a musical about this.



  9. 9

    Beautiful photos… Can't wait for another more…



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    Re: teeter totter – ….Les Miserables is a musical..LOL..I mean, sure it was a book first but it's been a musical for so long as it's only real form of visual/audible entertainment so that's just how it's done. The first movie was in the 1930's and there's been different film iterations of the story up into the 90's with Uma Thurman and Liem Neeson. But this is how this movie should be done, if it wasn't done as a musical I guarantee there would be outrage over it and nobody would go see it. The musicals is iconic, even legendary.

    A lot of people are speculating Anne Hathaway will be the big Oscar favorite for this but the most popular character and solo in the show is Eponine and her solo "On My Own". If Samantha Banks really nailed this performance she could win the Oscar, assuming she and Anne are in the same category, but Anne might be in the "best supporting actress" category instead of "Best Actress" because the role of Fantine (Anne) is only in the 1st half of the 1st act of what is a 3 act production, where as Eponine (Samantha) is from the 2nd half of the 1st act all the way through the 3rd which in all likelyhood would put her in the Best Actress category instead of Anne Hathaway. Eponine sort of mirrors Fantine and in many respects is a far stronger and more complex character.

  11. Jamie says – reply to this


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    The public has been waiting more than 25 years for the stage musical to become a movie. It has a stellar cast of great singers who can actually act plus a great director. It quite simply has gold dust all over it as the kind of movie that actually moves people out of the house and into theater before going on to becoming a global blockbuster. Not seen in trailers yet but the tension between the Jackman and Crowe characters is the heart of a very dramatic story - a true film classic for the ages.