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Old January 13 2012, 03:36 AM   #78
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Re: "King's Speech" director to take on "Les Miserables"

Really, isn't Swift's "You Belong with Me" the country-pop equivalent of "On My Own"?

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Russell Crowe? Can he sing? Also, Australian Valjean and Javert, eh?
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Radcliffe as Marius? My first reaction is he's too young, but he's 21 now and only 3 years younger than Michele, soo... that could work, assuming he can sing. I doubt he could pull off Enjolras, but maybe.
Daniel Radcliffe should play Grantaire, just for the hell of it.

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Between "Beggars at the Feast" and "Dog Eat Dog," keep "Dog Eat Dog" - it's so sinister and drives home the "Miserables" part of the show.
Agreed that "Dog Eat Dog" is the more sinister piece. It's also a different tune, whereas "Beggars at the Feast" is basically a reprise of "Master of the House."

But from a pacing point of view, "Dog Eat Dog" is more vulnerable. By that point, you don't care about the Thenardiers. You want to keep the focus on the core 4-- Valjean, Javert, Cosette, & Marius. On the other hand, by the time you get to "Beggars at the Feast," it's a welcome return by a pair of beloved characters.
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