Les Miserables Character Art

jo
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 05:45pm
They are releasing new character art ( aka posters ?) for the movie musical Les Miserables.

http://www.lesmiserablesfilm.com/unlock/

Here's the first one of what must be a series --



Updated On: 10/10/12 at 05:45 PM
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 06:16pm
Well it's not very original. In fact, it's just plain boring.
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FANtomFollies
Featured Actor
joined:4/5/12
Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 06:48pm
I like it. The material doesnt call for frilly or 'clever' art/marketing. The images I've seen so far are classic and strong.
sueb1863
Featured Actor
joined:3/6/11
Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 06:52pm
It matches the style of the Cosette poster, which I think is actually the first in the series.

I'm betting Javert is next, or Fantine...

Updated On: 10/10/12 at 06:52 PM
peachesr82
Stand-by
joined:12/17/08
Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 06:57pm
I think we all worked out that the Cosette poster was the first of the individual character posters. It looks good, I'm not sure what people are expecting of the artwork, but it's not a subject matter that really screams 'extravagant and embellished marketing opportunity'.
LizzieCurry
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 06:59pm
There's a Marius and Cosette poster at the NBC Experience store.
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jdtp12
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best12bars
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 07:28pm
I don't know if I like the color-coordinated irises look. Do they all have to look like they're wearing designer contacts?

I hope they drop that. It takes any edge off of them and makes them look "Beverly Hills Pauper Chic."
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StageManager2
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joined:10/21/05
Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 07:43pm
I don't know if I like the color-coordinated irises look. Do they all have to look like they're wearing designer contacts?

I was gonna say, what's with the evil eyes on these posters? They all look possessed. :-/

Let me guess, Eponine's tagline will say "On My Own" and Fantine's "I Dreamed a Dream"? *eyeroll*

I can't wait to see the film, but the marketing seems to be all wrong for this movie. Unoriginal and boring, too.

Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra
Salve, Salve Regina
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
O clemens O pia
Updated On: 10/10/12 at 07:43 PM
MikeInTheDistrict
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 08:08pm
I like the Marius/Cosette poster the best out of the ones we've seen so far... probably because it's the only one that doesn't feature the aforementioned demon eyes, lol.

I don't think the publicity is "wrong", just... predictable. Very predictable and boring. One one hand, it makes sense that they would play it safe. On the other hand, it makes me worry if this is going to be a redux of Chris Columbus' RENT, which was reverent and serviceable, but not much else. Hooper's direction, thankfully, doesn't seem to be in the same uninspired vein as the publicity.

Updated On: 10/10/12 at 08:08 PM
Starship
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 08:14pm
When I read "Freedom is Mine" I thought of Feeling Good.
darquegk
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 10:48pm
This poster looks like it could be Hugh Jackman in Lord of the Rings.
Wynbish
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Posted: 10/10/12 at 10:52pm
When I read "Freedom is Mine" I thought of Feeling Good

I know how you feel.
broadway guy
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Posted: 10/10/12 at 11:06pm
Question! what is the significance of Grantaire watching Gavroche's Death? what is the friendship between those guys?
kyl3fong2
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/10/12 at 11:42pm
Do you guys think we will finally get a preview of the Thenardiers in this series?

Also, I am personally hoping for a Aaron Tveit Enjolras poster!
Plum
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Posted: 10/11/12 at 12:18am
I don't think the eyes on this one are as, uh, lambent as the ones on the Cosette poster. They're Photoshopped, yeah, but it's not totally demonic IMO.
broadway guy
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Posted: 10/11/12 at 12:24am
There is a Preview of Thenardier's.A whole New Trailer has been playing for a couple of weeks in Japan.It was Leaked on the internet a couple days ago. There is a bootleg but I wouldnt waste your time.You can hardly see Anything.

Here it is:http://youtu.be/hLu7bNFqkzA

It really sucks that the Marketing Team Has been letting other countries see this new footage while people in America have been waiting Very long for footage of this stuff.

Updated On: 10/11/12 at 12:24 AM
TheatreFan4
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/11/12 at 12:45am
Oh yes, can't make out anything from a bootlegged trailer from Japan. DAMN YOU PROMOTION!
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"No, but I wish I did so I could shove it down your throat!" - Bernadette

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TheatreFan4
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Posted: 10/11/12 at 01:10am
Psst... Les Miz is HUGE in Japan. And Godforsaken? Tad over dramatic aren't you? And no, I'd say greatest anticipation would probably be in the UK. America is not the center of the universe, Love.

As for advertising, this is how it goes. Some places get one thing, some get another, and another something entirely different and all at different times.
"Hi there, we represent The Broadway Better Business Players for a Better Tomorrow. We're trying to start a petition to get second rate shows taken off the marquee and with your help we can stop Mamma Mia from ever playing again." -Brad Jones in Suburban Knights

"Is it true you have Ralph Jr at the bottom of your purse in a jar of formaldehyde?" - Felicia
"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'

"Being normal is VASTLY overrated..."
- Aggie Cromwell
jo
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/11/12 at 03:24am
Updated On: 10/11/12 at 03:24 AM
fingerlakessinger
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/11/12 at 05:59am
I don't find anything bothersome about the eyes in the previous two. But Jevert's eyes do look very....I don't know...artificial.
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EponineAmneris
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/11/12 at 08:13am
Personally, I really love the poster art and hope to collect them all.
"TO LOVE ANOTHER PERSON IS TO SEE THE FACE OF GOD"- LES MISERABLES--- "THERE'S A SPECIAL KIND OF PEOPLE KNOWN AS SHOW PEOPLE... WE'RE BORN EVERY NIGHT AT HALF HOUR CALL!"--- CURTAINS
broadway guy
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/11/12 at 08:56am
"Psst... Les Miz is HUGE in Japan. And Godforsaken? Tad over dramatic aren't you? And no, I'd say greatest anticipation would probably be in the UK. America is not the center of the universe, Love."

Yes it is Huge in Japan,thats why they got the trailer first...DUH lol.I Think the greatest anticipation is ALL over!! and btw im not even from AMerica lol :P.

I just wish Marketing would release this stuff at the same time.People have every right to be a little Pissed off when you have been waiting for A new trailer and Pictures of The Thenardiers for weeks now and than you find out the new trailer has been casually playing on street corners of japan for WEEKS LOL.Im not one of those pissed offf people I just wish i lived in Japan at the moment LOL.It honestly does not matter though because sources say the new trailer is coming out next week.
chris d
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joined:4/21/07
Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/11/12 at 09:21am
beautiful, fascinating portraits... if I saw only the photos and didn't know anything about the musical, I would think Russell is the good guy and Hugh the bad guy!
LizzieCurry
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Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/11/12 at 10:21am
I don't find anything bothersome about the eyes in the previous two. But Jevert's eyes do look very....I don't know...artificial.


They look like a stereotypical HDR landscape.
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castlestreet
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joined:7/2/10
Les Miserables Character Art
Posted: 10/11/12 at 10:44am
"I Am The Law"- what is he Judge Dread?

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