Friday, November 02, 2012

I remember the first time I saw Les Miserables on the stage - it was at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and I was riveted.  It quickly became my all-time favorite - nothing seemed to be able to come close to the power and inspiration - and yes, the truth of musical.  Later I saw it several times in London in Leicester Square and it never lost it's power - it's truly a spiritual experience.  These early images and vision of the film version seems to capture that same power.  Here's a background video focusing on the choice by the filmmakers to record the soundtrack during the filming, allowing the actors - as they do on stage - to interpret their character's voice and story in the music live.  It just looks remarkable.

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