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Old January 7 2012, 02:08 AM   #68
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Re: "King's Speech" director to take on "Les Miserables"

CaptainCanada wrote: View Post
Swift, I'm skeptical about, but presumably Hooper and co. think they can make it work.
Pretty much how I feel on second thought. And she could certainly look the part of a thin, waifish undernourished young woman somewhere between Hugo's "pitiable creature" and the musical's Tragically Beautiful Hypotenuse.

Hunter X wrote: View Post
The 1998 movie was an adaptation of the book. This one is an adaptation of the musical. People are going to see this one just as much for the songs as the story (as evidenced by concern over Swift's ability to perform On My Own).
Exactly. And, with all due respect to Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush who made a great Valjean and Javert, the late 90s movie was... rather lacking, especially with how it ended.
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