I have so many things to say and don’t have the time or, frankly, the concentration to organise it all because...
There’s a new extended trailer, but really an abbreviated making-of feature, for Les Miserables - and NOT LES MIZ for Christ’s sake! - that’s just been released and...
Musical theatre geeks like Duana will likely be really jizzy about the piano that plays in the actors’ earpieces as they sang live to camera during production. And he’s right, what Eddie Redmayne says about the effect of Anne Hathaway’s voice in that brilliant first trailer for the film, compelling you to re-learn those lyrics through her trembling, fragile delivery...
For the Les Miserables superfans, listen to how Hugh Jackman, always wonderful Hugh Jackman, describes the difference between performing a song like it’s part of the dialogue and why that spontaneity might affect the emotion of a scene and, well, as corny as it sounds, how can you not be pounding your heart with excitement. Lorella, are you with me?
Sarah wrote earlier in the article about The Hobbit that it will likely make mega money and perhaps rival The Avengers for the biggest box office of the year. Of course. But for me, and maybe for many of you, and even a nerd like Sarah, Les Miserables - now opening on Christmas Day - will be the movie event of the season, perhaps the only movie event of the season. You remember how people went to see Titanic over and over and over again? I might see Les Miserables 5 times before the new year. I’ve already watched this video 4 times.
Tomorrow we'll discover
What our God in Heaven has in store!
One more dawn
One more day
One day more!
Attached - Anne Hathaway hiking the other day with a big hat to protect her fair skin...which is what Gwyneth Paltrow should be doing!