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Les Miserables

The most recent film adaption by Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), Les Miserables offers an unprecedented intimacy with its characters. Hooper liberally uses wide-angle closeups with shallow depth of field to keep focus on his actors' faces as they perform their songs, captured live with orchestra added later. This could prove thrilling to those previously confined to seats far from the stage, but otherwise provides a static, monotonous movie-going experience.

Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe lead an all-star cast. Les Miserables is currently playing in theaters. Read Beck Ireland's review.


December 28, 2012 at 11:27 am
(1) Tracie Jenkins says:

Les Mes was stunning! It was more true to the time, geography and plight of the people than the stage production, which I have seen in London and Atlanta, could be. The story, due to the filming technique and acting, was center stage. The audience was taken on a journey through dialogue and musically infused emotion that was surely historic. I unequivocally recommend this movie experience to all interested in acting, a good story and innovation.

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