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Les Mis Behind The Scenes Featurette
Jackman and the gang talk songs & more

21 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: YouTube

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We’ve known for a while now that King’s Speech director Tom Hooper as his Les Miserables team plumped for a different approach to movie musicals. But though the idea of gathering a cast and having them sing their performance live on each take certainly provides for a better acting experience, it’s still not as easy as it looks. The new featurette, above, explains the idea.

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne are interviewed about the process, and all seem to sing – pun entirely intended – its praises, talking about how they can alter their performance each time and not feel locked into choices they had to make in a studio months ago when the tracks were recorded.

Les Miserables’ cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samantha Banks and Aaron Tveit. The movie itself will warble into cinemas on January 11.


Who do you think will be the best LM singer?
Jackman. He's got the pipes.
Hathaway, based on the trailer.
Seyfried. She'll surprise us all.
Crowe. I've got his albums.
Baron Cohen. Just 'cos.
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Singing
Eddie Redmayne sounds promising, too. More

Posted by Hengist at 15:21 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

The best singers are likely to be Aaron Tveit and Samantha Barks but the rest should be ok. Pity they didn't let us hear Russell Crowe singing as I need convincing. I've never liked his speaking voice. More

Posted by Hengist at 14:51 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

as his team?? Don't you mean has his team??? 100 to 1 a cockney wrote this :P anyways yes looking forward to this big time! Jackman's got a cracking voice. More

Posted by whitelighter at 14:24 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

I'm really looking forward to this. Love a good musical. More

Posted by Whistler at 03:47 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

Based on that featurette, I'm voting for Samantha Barks as Eponine. More

Posted by Belmont101 at 22:56 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

Based on that featurette, I'm voting for Samantha Barks as Eponine. More

Posted by Belmont101 at 21:31 on 20 September 2012 | Report This Post

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