I have Les Mis fever. Most of you folks over the pond have no doubt already seen Les Misérables, the 2012 film musical, but it won't open here in France until February 13th. So the fact that it is now only 11 days away has me trolling YouTube to get my fix of my favorite Les Mis moments. Georges has actually found a copy of the film online already, but I refuse to see it until I can see it in a HUGE theater with Dolby sound vibrating the music through my very DNA.
Yeah, I am THAT big a fan. I was lucky enough to see it twice on Broadway, saw both the 10th and 25th anniversary concerts on TV (oh, how I would have loved being in those audiences), and have waited since 1989 (the first time I saw it on Broadway) to see this come to the cinema.
So, I decided that every day until I finally get to go and see the film, I will post a different video. If you're not into Les Mis, feel free to skip those posts, but if you ARE... then enjoy (but please, don't put any spoilers in the comments for those of us who have thus far been deprived of the film!)
Here's today's pick, from the finale of the 10th anniversary concert (available in HD) where 17 of the world's Jean Valjean's do "Do You Hear the People Sing?":
And can I just shout out to whomever decides the worldwide release schedule for these big films: Who the hell thought it was smart to delay the film until FEBRUARY in France? Yeah, I'm talking to YOU people! When it was originally a FRENCH musical before it ever went to London and Broadway? And the script and music were written by French people? Performed in France for the first time ever in the world? Adapted from one of the most well-known works of French literature ever written? By Victor Hugo, the French author who is a literary God in France? You should hang your heads in shame. Look down, look down...
Yes, I am rather bitter about this. What's your point?