'Les Misťrables' Review: Adaptation Will Win Over Even Ambivalent Musical Theater Patrons
From Breitbart Feed
December 28, 2012 - 6:15pm
Over the last 30-odd years, I have somehow managed to remain innocent of all things "Les Misérables."
From its germination in Paris through its conquest of London’s West End, its 16 years on Broadway (plus another two in revival), its profusion of international productions (in some 20 languages), and its various vinyl and CD incarnations, I had until now seen not a moment and heard not a note (well, not very many notes) of this globe-throttling musical. So perhaps I can offer a fresh, nonpartisan assessment of Tom Hooper’s new film version.
First of all, it’s huge, not least in terms of its run time. In a season of sprawling Oscar-nudgers, "Les Miz," at two hours and 37 minutes, is longer than "Lincoln," just as long as "Zero Dark Thirty," and nearly as long as "Django Unchained" and the current champion butt-tester, "The Hobbit." The cast is suitably large,...
Continue reading this article »
Share This Article: