Les Mis First Trailer

willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 01:16am
Thanks!
LegallyBroadway2
Broadway Star
joined:8/19/10
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 01:23am
looks so uninspired. I never thought I'd say that. It sounds great.. but visually it just looks like a handful of dailies.
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 01:28am
Not a big fan of the musical, but this looks pretty good!
#sadandtransparent
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 01:28am
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#sadandtransparent
Updated On: 5/30/12 at 01:28 AM
LegallyBroadway2
Broadway Star
joined:8/19/10
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 01:32am
every scene has the same exact lighting. looks like everything shown was literally filmed in the same day.
MusicMan93
Chorus Member
joined:4/6/12
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 01:35am
WOW! I thought I would be disappointed with this trailer, I was wrong. Anne's rendition of 'I dreamed a dream' left me with tears in my eyes. It gave me everything could want from a teaser. Well everything except a shot of Aaron as Enjolras. I haven't been this excited for a film in ages!
TheatreFan4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/09
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 01:36am
It's a teaser trailer of actual footage of a movie that is still filming. Of course the lighting isn't going to be done yet and everything will be polished for the movie premiere.

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"No, but I wish I did so I could shove it down your throat!" - Bernadette

"This play is sh*t! This play is sh*t! F*CK YOU TERRENCE MCNALLY!!"- Patti LuPone as an angry theatre goer at 'Master Class'

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- Aggie Cromwell
Updated On: 5/30/12 at 01:36 AM
willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 01:36am
Eh, I disagree about the lighting looking the same in every scene, but regardless, that's what post production is for. Color correction!
ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 01:39am
Personally, I have never seen Les Mis nor do I know what it's about (shocker, I know) but with that being said, this trailer makes me want to see the film. I also was impressed with Anne.
BroadwayBenny
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/07
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 01:55am
...but do we really want it too look "polished"?

I think the grittier and less "glam" THIS particular movie looks, the better.

I think it's a great teaser trailer. It does it's job of making me want to see more. I've been thus-fully teased.
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:07am
I'm really surprised at how much footage they showed for a movie that's still in production. That's pretty incredible!

I think it looks great, and Anne's interpretation of the song is very different. She sounds like a ghost singing. Barely there. I found it very effective.

I also like some of the camera work a lot, and no, I wouldn't get too hung up on a hugely compressed video clip of footage that's barely out of the camera for lighting or tone.

Actually, the term for a movie that hasn't been color-timed yet, when it's first edited together for review, is called a "one-light." For exactly that reason. They use "one light" on the entire film.

Hugh Jackman looks like he's really going through hell in the film. And that shot of the little girl (really young Cosette?) is heartbreaking.

I have high hopes.

EDIT: I would also assume the film will actually be in the wider Cinemascope ratio of 2.35:1, rather than the standard widescreen ratio of 1.85:1 seen here. That may be just for this trailer ... who knows? But to really give it an "epic" feel, I would think they'd go with 2.35:1.
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Updated On: 5/30/12 at 02:07 AM
Bwaydide92
Featured Actor
joined:5/16/12
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:14am
The way they made Anne Hathaway sings this was just brilliant. The fact that it wasn't "beautiful" made it beautiful.
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:17am
She's so hollow and gutted. There is nothing "Broadway" about her interpretation.

I don't think it would ever work on stage, but I'm glad we won't be getting any "American Idol" version of this song from a character who has just given up on life.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Idiot
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/10
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:23am
I'm thrilled with this trailer. Anne nails it.

Finally, a reason to look forward to Christmas again!
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/12
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:24am
It gave me chills. I'm finally catching the tour of the show this summer, so I have something to compare to the film. Just some early predicting but I think this film could do well come awards season, I think it could win best picture.
best12bars
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Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:25am
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:39am
Looks awesome.
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HBP
Broadway Star
joined:6/2/05
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:53am
I am just as excited as I've been for the last month or two. Anne Hathaway sounds fantastic. Regarding the issue of the one-light print, a quick Google search told me that Tom Hooper did the same with The King's Speech:

"We shot on the Fuji [Eterna] Vivid 500T film stock, which gives you a little bit more contrast and you can shape the actors; our one-light rushes looked fantastic because what was on the neg was so close to what we wanted. We didn't have to do a lot in the DI grade, which for me goes to show how much you can get out of film."
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My Oh My
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/07
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:53am
While the insistence on pimping the "Dream the..." "Dream, lives!" slogans to death is tiresome to this fan by now, the trailer is awesome and I like.

I hear John Cameron orchs in 90% of that trailer. Sweet. Only the ending has a touch of the new concoction. Here's hoping only a few seconds here and there of that fragmented, confused, reedy, shrill reduction makes it into the film.
Recreation of original John Cameron orchestration to "On My Own" by yours truly. Click player below to hear.
ComingUpRoses2
Leading Actor
joined:3/14/11
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:54am
Anne Hathaway's version of "I Dreamed A Dream", even from the little bit we've heard in the trailer, is the first time this song has ever moved me. It probably wouldn't work on Broadway, but for a film, it's truly heartbreaking. I'll take a wonderful performance over a boring ol' belt fest any day of the week.

Color me excited!

tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 02:56am
I won't lie, I am skeptical about this film as it is such a beloved show to me, but I got chills watching the teaser.

Still seeing The Hobbit that weekend, though.
....but the world goes 'round
jimmycurry01
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/05
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:38am
This looks and sounds great to me.
jo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:46am
This is so moving, as a first taste of the dramatic tale behind Les Miserables! It sends a message that we will see all the characters unfolding with their personal and collective stories, but that it will be epic storytelling.

If the kind of performance that we see from Anne bodes well for the rest of the central characters, then this is worth all the waiting ( from the first time we ever saw the show or read the novel)!

Updated On: 5/30/12 at 03:46 AM
peachesr82
Stand-by
joined:12/17/08
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 03:52am
I've never been a massive fan of the show, I enjoyed it and appreciate it but I've never gushed over it. However, for a film that's still in production, this looks beautiful, one light print or not. It really bodes well.
Annes version of IDAD is the first time I've ever been moved by the song, she's got Oscar written all over her. If the others are turning in performances at that level then we really could be in for something truly special.
E.Davis
Broadway Legend
joined:1/1/08
Les Mis First Trailer
Posted: 5/30/12 at 05:18am

One of the most striking visuals from the trailer is when the "Lovely Ladies" emerge from the stretch of archways.







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Updated On: 5/30/12 at 05:18 AM