Thursday, May 23, 2013
the movie’s version of “a little fall of rain” works better than it does onstage because the actors could be softer and show more emotion. it really irritates me that they cut the song down. it was just so emotional and heartbreaking.
éponine, feeling abandoned and unloved. valjean, feeling hated by the world. fantine, needing to protect. javert, being so committed to something that you’re blinded. how can you hate any of these characters? they all represent life; no matter what, you are always going to feel these emotions, too.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
when i was young, i thought “i dreamed a dream” was the most boring song in the show. now it’s my favorite; whenever i listen to it, i remember the struggles i had with anorexia. i know how it feels to have all these expectations of what life will be once you accomplish your dreams, only to have those same dreams shattered when something you clung to was revealed to be utterly faithless and terrible for you.
when i used to listen to or watch the musical, i would fantasize about playing éponine. But now that i’ve seen how much amanda seyfried brought to her role, i’d love nothing more than to be a soprano and play cosette.
after seeing him in syfy’s neverland, i think rhys ifans would make a very good javert in a non-musical adaptation of les misérables. he’s got the right look and the acting skills necessary to pull off a sympathetic antagonist that you love one moment and hate the next.
i wish i had the intense emotional reactions to the book that other fans have. i love it very much and i’ve read it many times, but it doesn’t touch me the way it seems to touch others. other books and tales of “miserable” characters have brought me to tears, but victor hugo’s characters are too “superhuman” and archetypal for me to recognise as real people. the only characters i truly feel for are mabeuf and the two little thénardier boys.
i think that the reason i don’t like ramin karimloo as valjean is because to me, he is the perfect enjolras.
Monday, May 20, 2013
i have a soft spot for the tac, but have to admit maguire is pretty far from my interpretation of enjolras … so now whenever i watch it, i pretend the real enjolras was sick that week, and combeferre built a buffybot-style replacement with a slightly malfunctioning personality chip.
why doesn’t anybody ship javert with a woman? i don’t understand that for most of the fandom he’s either gay or asexual.
i’ve been doing a research essay on victor hugo, and it amazes me how he based each of his characters on his real-life experiences and acquaintances, from the bishop to the thénardiers to marius’ grandfather. truly a man of inspiration.
though i loved him as courfeyrac in the movie, fra fee looks exactly like my mental image of marius from the description in the brick. i’m desperately jealous of everyone who got to see fra playing marius on the west end!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
i once saw a performance of drew sarich as javert and during the confrontation, valjean’s mouth was so close to his that it looked like they almost kissed. ever since then, i ship bread/stars but only envision drew sarich as javert.
jehanparnasse asked: hi i own another confessions blog, and im just wondering how you add text to your photos? because i sometimes can't fit them in and using Microsoft word and using snipping tool isn't ideal!
we use photoshop cs5 to make lmc graphics…if you don’t have that on your computer then try sumopaint; it’s able to make decent confession graphics and it’s free!
Anonymous asked: Is the brick a good read? I want to read it. I really do but I'm nervous that it'll be too hard to understand the language.
oh man sorry for the super-late reply!
but yes i think the vast, vast majority of us can agree that les mis is a fantastic novel…if you’re hesitant about the language then you might want to look for a translation by julie rose; her edition is a lot more modernized than others and it’s pretty widely available!
i wish they had kept “do you hear the people sing” how it is sung in the musical so we could have seen aaron sing it as passionately as other enjolras before him; for example ramin karimloo and david thaxton.