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Less faithful in transcription, it had, at least, dramatic structure. Rennie, who the previous year had played the extraterrestrial emissary Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still , is called on here to display a similar brand of otherworldliness: a sanctified masochism that makes Valjean an explicitly Messianic figure. Newton takes third billing behind the lissome Debra Paget, who lends Cosette a sex appeal this demure daughter often lacks. Joseph Wiseman, the elegantly saturnine actor who was the first Bond villain in Dr. Given the ubiquitous impact of the Les Miz musical on popular culture, we are almost surprised by the paucity of parodies. Richard Jordan, the Harvard-educated scion of a distinguished Manhattan family and the possessor of a keen screen intelligence, had starred in The Friends of Eddie Coyle and the TV miniseries Captain and the Kings before headlining this Lew Grade production.
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Sign in. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Showing all items. Fantine's assault by a rejected customer is based on an actual incident from Victor Hugo 's life that resulted in Fantine's creation: he was on his way to his editor's office when he encountered a young man harassing a prostitute. When she rejected his advances, he shoved a handful of snow down her dress and shoved her to the ground. When she defended herself with her fists, he immediately called the police to arrest his "assailant".
In honor of the upcoming release of the big screen version of the beloved musical ' Les Miserables,' we've compiled a list of the 10 most creative 'Les Mis' covers on YouTube. From protests to dance pop remixes, these videos are a unique spin on a much-beloved musical-turned-movie. What happens when a protest meets theater nerds? Why, a singing flash mob, of course! Walker had better run and hide, because you don't mess with the theater geeks! In a rousing version of 'Do You Hear the People Sing,' the protestors found a creative way to voice their displeasure at their politicians.
This question gets kicked around every time a studio decides to flirt with the genre — a genre, mind you, that has not flourished with consistency since the s, when Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly were dancing on ceilings, roller skates, trash-can lids and in the rain for M-G-M. They didn't. Tastes change, and the moviegoing public lost its taste for a steady diet of film musicals long ago. Let's not be obsessed with the wearying question of the reviving of the old form — do you really expect a dozen musicals to be released a year? Is there enough content and imagination to support such a blossoming today? If the film musical revolution didn't happen after "Grease" became a smash in spawning "Grease 2," alas , it's not going to happen now. Even if "Les Miz," directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper "The King's Speech" , breaks box office records the way, say, "Titanic" and "Avatar" did, don't expect multiple instant green-lights to film adaptations of the stage musicals Into the Woods , Once On This Island , Ragtime , Company — all of them worthy of the leap.