So I thought I was going to keep up on this blog.. Guess that didn't go so well, but I'm just so damn busy all the time.
Yesterday I went to the movies and watched Les Misérables. I've waited for this film for about a year now, and I could not have been more excited. But I must say that I thought it was absolutely remarkable, and personally I think that it is one of the best film adaptions of a musical. Instructor Tom Hooper knew exactly how to make every single emotion so real and pure, though there barely were any lines in there. It was almost singing only.
Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean) and Anne Hathaway (Fantine) were truly my favourite actors. Though Jackman's singing wasn't exactly incredible, there was something in his voice that made you believe and feel every word he sang. He is an extraordinary actor of this generation. Anne Hathaway on the other hand, I did not expect any good voice from. But gosh she touched me in every phrase that she sang. Her voice was pure, insecure and pretty but yet mature. And whenever she sang "I Dreamed A Dream", I was bawling - my tears just poured out. Her acting as well was just amazing. She really has a gift, which she must have gotten from her mother, who played the same part on Broadway. Hathaway is an inspiration to any aspiring your actor or actress. At least I know that she is to me.
Of course the other actors were great, too. Isabelle Allen played the part of Young Cosette and her performance was more than memorable. She was so pure, and though her singing was amazing, it was still immature and pretty as supposed to. Amanda Seyfried then came and played Cosette later on. Her voice is as usual perfect. You can't put a finger on any note - it's just perfect. Theres not much to say. She was extremely good.
Russel Crowe (Javert), Eddie Redmayne (Marius) and Samantha Barks (Èponine) were all very surprising. I did not expect Crowe to have that good of a voice. His action was great as well - but he always is. Redmayne and Barks though put so much feeling and touch to their character. Both I have not heard of before (maybe I'm living in a cave), but that I thought was nice, because you didnt know what to expect.
Last is of course the incredible Sacha Cohen (Thénardier) and Helena Bonham Carter (Madame Thénardier). They were just perfect for this part. Could not imagine anyone else filling in for them. Can't say anything but the fact that those two are winning the hearts of the audience no matter what.