part of me really wants javert as a friend, because he can be loyal and he has firm beliefs, but the other part reminds me that he doesn’t know how to let something go, and fails to be compassionate and understanding.
the “drink with me” reprise on the csr makes me cry every time i hear it.
i created a mashup of my dream cast. drew sarich plays four of the roles.
the big dealbreaker for me if i like a grantaire or not is if they play the guitar during drink with me. so far, drew sarich is the only one who meets this criteria.
i hated aaron tveit’s portrayal of enjolras.
claquesous absolutely terrifies me, but i think he’s one of the most interesting characters in the brick.
i really hope that drew sarich can play grantaire at the next les mis anniversary concert.
i thought young cosette in the tenth anniversary concert was really creepy.
for all its flaws, the 1998 movie will always have a special place in my heart. it was my first exposure to les misérables, and the reason i decided to seek out the musical cast recording in the first place.
@ the anon who just asked me about your submission — can you message me off anon, please? it will stay private :)
i was really disappointed when i learned drew sarich wasn’t going to be in the movie.
when i was in english, i had to write an essay on a character of my choice. i chose to write about éponine because i knew i could argue the relevance of her character in the novel very well. however, when i read my essay to the class, people shouted at me for not understanding the character at all and told me that i was stupid. this really has made me absolutely hate éponine. die hard éponine fans really need to let up; they should be happy people like the book all in all, and not be angry because not everyone adores their favorite character.
i thought the movie was excellent, but i have a feeling that even if it were total rubbish i’d still have loved it for the presence of so many west end actors.
i can’t help but think that if éponine had just talked to cosette, they could have become great friends.
recently, a friend of mine was talking about how she watched les mis for the first time at a friend’s house. i asked her how she liked it, and then what her favorite song was out of curiosity. she then proceeded to tell me that she had fallen asleep after, and i quote “anne hathaway’s death”. she didn’t bother to address the character by her name, which bothered me, but i was angry when she started to belittle the show, and then act as if she had known the entire plot, calling it ‘boring’. sorry, i didn’t realize that only watching twenty minutes of a show could give you a complete understanding, and you the right to make fun of it. i have never wanted to slap someone as hard as when i did then.