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Old December 3 2012, 10:08 PM   #196
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Re: "King's Speech" director to take on "Les Miserables"

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^ This is the first adaptation of the musical that I'm aware of not to include the original lines, so I'm doubtful that worries about people being confused motivated the change, which is why I'm curious in the first place as to why the lines were changed.
What earlier adaptations of the musical? This is the first film.
^ Okay, 'adaptation' was the wrong word to use; I should've used 'iteration'.
Even the largest of stage musicals are by definition aimed at a smaller, more affluent, and better-educated audience than most films. This adaptation seems to be aiming for a wide, mainstream audience, so I wouldn't be surprised if other aspects were altered for clarity.
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