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Anne Hathaway's I Dreamed a Dream Question

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EgermanArmfelt
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For those of you who have seen the screenings of Les Mis, which take of "I Dreamed a Dream" did they use? The teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5UStefYmE or the international take: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmvHzCLP6ug

Updated On: 12/9/12 at 06:13 PM
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defyingravity11
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I believe it's the international take, although they may have edited sections for both trailers/teasers.
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Oh wow. I hadn't heard this cut from the international trailer before. Anne sounds SOOOOOO much better in that version. I hope they use that one in the film.
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CATSNYrevival
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That version definitely sounds a lot better. Why in the world have they been using the other take?
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I think for teaser purposes, maybe they wanted to emphasize how the actors will be more acting than singing? But I am very happy to hear they will be using the international take. She sounds fantastic.
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I'm cribbing this from the IMDB message board, but there's a feature in Empire magazine on Les Mis and Anne was asked:

Q. The two trailers show different versions of the song, one fragile and one quite angry. How many takes did you do?

A. Quite a few, but there was only one that really mattered: the angry one. Funnily enough, when I watched the trailer with my husband, he looked at me with tears in his eyes and I had rage in mine. Well, maybe more fear. They took a rehearsal version and put it in the trailer. I was so confused because Tom and I had agreed which take we would use and that wasn't it. I called Tom and he investigated and the marketing guys said, 'The version for the movie was a bit too raw for the trailer, but your version will be in the film.' So I felt better ... They made the right choice but that initial moment was a big shock. I was just being weird about it.
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Hallelujah!