Saturday, December 1, 2012

T-minus 24 days and counting...

I've made it no secret that the movie version of Les Miserables may be the one movie I'm anticipating most this year. Since it is being released on Christmas, I know there probably will not be any midnight showings, but if there are, rest assured that this will be the first movie I wait on line to see at midnight. (And this coming from the person who bought tickets to see Independence Day on Independence Day, and stood in line before 6:00 a.m. that day to see the 10:00 a.m. show.)

Five new clips have been released and I am—seriously—squealing. Some, in my mind, are stronger than others—I'm not as much a fan of speaking lyrics as others may be—but I cannot help but get more and more excited when someone opens their mouths and sings the songs I've known by heart since the show first opened on Broadway in 1986. (Much like when I saw the movie version of Rent, I know I'll be singing silently along with every single song when I see this movie.)

Here's film newcomer Samantha Barks as Eponine, with a clip from On My Own:

In this clip, Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) releases prisoner 24601, aka Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman):

The working women enact their revenge on poor Fantine (Anne Hathaway) in this excerpt from At the End of the Day:

Here's an excerpt from Jean Valjean's Who Am I?

And I'm already in love with this tiny excerpt of Marius (Eddie Redmayne) and Cosette (Amanda Seyfried) singing A Heart Full of Love:

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