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Misérable means Miserable

Misérable means Miserable

Good review of Les Miserable, particularly the last third. I thought the movie was fantastic

Pensees II

UnknownA lot of discussion about Les Misérables has been had.

I’ll join with some scattered thoughts under the following categories:

  1. Musicality
  2. Vulgarity
  3. Spirituality

Musicality

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and everyone has a reason for why their opinion is credible (whether it makes sense or not). I’m no different. I think I know a thing or two about music having had some formal training in music. Thus, I think my opinion about the vocals and musicality has some credibility (with me anyway).

First of all, it’s hard to do a disservice to the music. The literature itself, musically and lyrically, is tested by time and will be sung for years to come. But it was the musical experience that was totally different. Many of us have heard the best singers in the world sing the music on the world’s largest stages. Or we have heard recordings of the same…

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  1. Hugh
    January 8, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Not yet seen this, but liked Geoff Rush in ’98 version. Hard to beat him, esp. with a Crowe trying to sing!

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