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Posted: 4/14/12 at 10:28am
First of all, it's extremely difficult to remove an echo (not the same thing as adding it), and you only get very limited, and usually obviously synthetic results.

The whole point of them singing live in this film is so that it doesn't sound like the singing was prerecorded in a studio.

They will embrace the echo and any other ambient sounds with loving arms (and soundboard knobs). I'm sure the sound designer's only issue will be "does it sound like they're singing in the actual location"? If not, they'll have to work on it.

Also --- remember that the echo you're hearing in this bootleg recording is from the location of that (tiny) mic. That's not where the people are actually singing (you can see them way off in the distance), so who knows if it's right for where they are?
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Posted: 4/14/12 at 01:45pm
I'm not against it. The more naturalistic it all sounds the better if you ask me. I know that recording is not a good indicator of how it will sound, I was just thinking out loud about whether they will do anything with it in post. I'd be disappointed if they did clean it all up too much. I've been away so have missed it, but I actually live really near to where they've been filming and a few people have told me you could hear the sound drifting across Greenwich, incredibly dramatic, eerie and beautiful.
MusicMan93
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Posted: 4/14/12 at 02:04pm
I wish I lived near there! I would be as close as I could to that set everyday! That video gave me chills. I agree about the echo, it gives it a great sound.
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willep
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Posted: 4/14/12 at 10:08pm
Is it just me, or can you see that huge hearse thing going past in the shot bit when the filmer points the camera over towards the action?
wildone
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 01:02am
I think this answers the question of whether Eddie's flip is period accurate (see the left photo).

http://www.victoriana.com/Mens-Clothing/mens-clothing-1830.html
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 04:17am
I've been to Greenwich and to the Royal Naval College and the park area outside where they are filming. It's a beautiful, wide open area just outside of London. I'm sure the sound will echo across the fields and greens.

Incidentally, it's right next to Blackheath, which is a suburb and rumored burial location of thousands of plague victims. The rumor goes back to medieval times, but has never been substantiated. It still creeps a lot of people out (myself included), and there are many wide open spaces that people assume are mass burial grounds (instead of dedicated parks). Even the name is "rumored" to be taken from the Black Death (also unsubstantiated).

Still gives the area an interesting vibe and a great mythology.
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 04:22am
And wildone---not exactly Eddie's boy-band flip, but it's close enough. .I'll take it as "modern variations on a theme." And I do agree that he looks good in the candid photos.

Now find Eponine's straight-cut, hang-over-your-eyes bangs that stick out from under her hat. That one will be much harder.
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MusicMan93
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 04:42am
@best12bars - Don't you love how different styles come back into fashion? Haha. I actually do like the three jackets that are on the left side of the pic wildone posted. I wish that there was some way someone could bring those back. I like what you said though "modern variations on a theme", definitely true.

Updated On: 4/15/12 at 04:42 AM
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 09:04am
I found this re "bangs":

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-bangs.htm

>Men and women have for centuries worn bangs. Bangs are a fringe of hair cut across the forehead. The use of “bangs” describing this fringe of hair has murky origins. There is no clear word etymology suggesting why this term is used for this hairstyle. However, There are Roman sculptures featuring men with short bangs, and bangs for women came into vogue, it is thought, with the stylings of Ziryab, a resident of ninth century Islamic Spain, and who owned a beauty parlor.

From then on, bangs have come and gone out of style. In 15th century Europe, women wanted such high foreheads that they would shave their hairlines in order to properly wear the henin, the cone-shaped headdress popular in that time. The gabled hoods and cauls of the 15th and 16th centuries also necessitated a high forehead look, so bangs didn’t truly come back into vogue until the late 18th century and early 19th century. Fashions were changing and so were hairstyles.

Bangs, in fact, are mentioned throughout women’s literature of the 19th century.<<
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 09:40am
It looks like Eponine has her fair tucked in to her hat and it's the end of her hair coming out, not bangs, which if she was trying to blend in with the boys would make sense.
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 11:37am
Well, I didn't think bangs were invented in the 20th century. Ha-ha.

But I still would love to see a painting or illustration of someone, male or female, rich or poor, with staight-cut bangs from the early 1800s. I can't find any, and it just looks wrong for that period.

If Eponine was really trying to blend in with the boys (of that era), she wouldn't have them either. Both men and woman, young and old, generally kept their hair off their faces, unless it was in little curls or ringlets on the forehead (you'll find plenty of images). Most often it was entirely off the face, though, or swept over to the side.
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sueb1863
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 12:39pm
The barricades themselves look great, but it looks like they're going to be in the middle of the same square used in the Lamarque funeral, rather than in a narrow street like in the book. That doesn't make any sense, what exactly are they barricading? I didn't think they'd build it in a large open square...

theminutepast
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 01:38pm
Regardless of whether bangs were in style, the character would not be going to a salon for regular cuts. In reality, her hair should be long and unkempt.
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 02:04pm
I think Eponine's Bangs should be the name of a rock band.
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 02:24pm
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 02:55pm
I must be looking at different photos. I don't see these perfectly trimmed salon ready bangs you speak of.
jdtp12
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 03:12pm
Perhaps this picture?


Eponine
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 05:11pm
Yeah, I guess I'm blind as he hair looks like a mess to me.
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 06:33pm
AHHHHHHHHH, LIZZIE!!!!

*Boxes her ears*

Thanks/no thanks for the spoiler, LOL.

I promised I wouldn't peek at spoilers until showtime come December, but I couldn't resist with Lizzie's "Barricade!"

Chick shows emotion like once every decade, so had to check out what made her squee. XD

That barricade is real nifty.
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Fan2
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 06:37pm
There's actually another photo I posted four posts up from Lizzie's which shows the whole thing built.

Updated On: 4/15/12 at 06:37 PM
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Posted: 4/15/12 at 06:41pm
Yeah, but you're not Lizzie. :P
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Posted: 4/16/12 at 08:31am
Fra Fee and Daniel Huddlestone. Too cute! https://twitter.com/#!/frafee/status/191854980716699648
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Fan2
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Posted: 4/16/12 at 09:04am
Too cute! Gavroche and Courfeyrac! I can't imagine watching that little kid sing (or what happens to him!).
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Posted: 4/16/12 at 05:40pm
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Galinda4
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Posted: 4/16/12 at 06:01pm
I've read in the local press they are filming in Winchester this week. Wondering whether it's worth going down there to have a look.. Wonder what scenes they will be filming there?

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