Saturday, November 3, 2012

Les Miserables 2012

A few years ago, when I was in eighth grade, a friend of my mother's called me on my cell phone. She was wondering if I'd like to go see a play with her. I immediately said yes. I'd always loved plays, and though I wasn't a serious theatre-goer I appreciated the art form and loved watching things being acted out on stage. She picked me up from the house and I asked her what we were going to see.

"It's called Les Miserables," she explained. "You'll love it, I promise."

At the time I had never heard of Les Mis in my life. It's seems slightly ridiculous that I had called myself a lit lover and yet, I had neither read nor heard of the novel or been aware of the play.

Of course, I exited the theatre completely in love, bought the book, and finished it in record time. But now I'm returned to my initial state of embarrassment. How could I have been completely ignorant of the fact that there's a Les Mis film hitting theaters in December? Where in the world have I been? What's worse is that it stars all of my favorite actors. Hugh Jackman? Eddie Redmayne? How could I not have known this? 

It's going to be amazing though! I'm about as excited as you can get right about now. Anna Karenina is coming soon, The Great Gatsby right after, and then Les Miserable?? These are going to be a good few months for a lit lover.

Anyway, I'm just writing to express my dismay at not having known. I would write some in depth analysis of my initial thoughts, but they're quite simple. This movie is going to be absolutely breathtaking, and if it's otherwise then I will be vastly disappointed. The casting is perfect, the director had his name on another favorite of mine, The King's Speech, and it seems as thought the filmmakers have really gone to the furthest extent to translate the emotion of Les Mis and make it as realistic as possible. Gosh, I can't wait!!

P.S I know I've been misspelling it, there's supposed to be an accent mark over the "e" in "Miserables", but I've forgotten how to do that on a keyboard.


  1. So glad you liked the book! The movie is going to be wonderful!

  2. I'm so excited to see this movie - I absolutely love Eddie Redmayne! I'm also really excited about Gatsby and Anna, as neither have been released in Australia yet, but you can't forget about Romeo and Juliet, which comes out around April or May. That movie will have Hailey Steinfeld as Juliet and Douglas Booth as Romeo.