History Film / LesMiserables2012

23rd May '16 3:27:09 PM Eagal
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Released on Christmas Day 2012 in the United States, the film was well-received at the box office, breaking the record for the highest opening day gross for a musical film (a record previously held by ''Film/HighSchoolMusical 3''), as well as currently being the second-highest Christmas day launch to date (a record currently held by ''Film/SherlockHolmes'').[[note]] It wound up the fourth-highest-grossing Christmas film, behind ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', and ''Film/MeetTheFockers''. [[/note]]

The film won three Golden Globes (Best Supporting Actress for Hathaway; Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for Jackman; and Best Comedy or Musical Picture), was nominated for eight UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, and won three (Best Supporting Actress for Hathaway; Makeup & Hairstyling; and Sound Mixing).
27th Apr '16 12:11:18 AM PaulA
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* AccentAdaptation: As is standard for the musical, UsefulNotes/BritishAccents are substituted for their French equivalents, resulting in a Paris full of Cockney prostitutes and street urchins.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Apparently France is full of Cockney prostitutes and street urchins.
** It's more a case of TranslationConvention, since they're speaking French anyway - Cockney being a good stand-in for the working class Parisian accent.
15th Jan '16 9:31:51 AM guybriefly
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*CallBack: As Valjean sits alone in the convent in the final scene, he sings that he 'dreamed a dream' Cosette stood by, and that he is all alone 'at the end of the day' - a callback to two of Fantine's songs. Not long after, [[spoiler:Fantine appears to guide him to the afterlife.]]
8th Jan '16 10:09:17 AM Berrenta
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** The "Work Song" features the convicts pulling a ship into a drydock, which may be a reference to some earlier adaptations (including at least one production of the musical) which depicted the convicts as actual {{Galley Slave}}s.

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** The "Work Song" features the convicts pulling a ship into a drydock, which may be a reference to some earlier adaptations (including at least one production of the musical) which depicted the convicts as actual {{Galley Slave}}s.[[SlaveGalley galley slaves]].
1st Dec '15 6:17:12 AM damus2300
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Marius flinches when Enjolras asks "Is this simply a game for a rich young boy to play?"
22nd Nov '15 11:13:55 AM nombretomado
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The accent that SachaBaronCohen uses as Monsieur Thénardier varies from kind of lower-class British to slightly over-the-top French when he's trying to impress someone. May be appear odd and somewhat jarring due to the fact that he's the only one to use a French accent and play with the TranslationConvention. Also, Valjean in early scenes (especially What Have I Done?) sounds suspiciously Irish.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The accent that SachaBaronCohen Creator/SachaBaronCohen uses as Monsieur Thénardier varies from kind of lower-class British to slightly over-the-top French when he's trying to impress someone. May be appear odd and somewhat jarring due to the fact that he's the only one to use a French accent and play with the TranslationConvention. Also, Valjean in early scenes (especially What Have I Done?) sounds suspiciously Irish.
9th Nov '15 9:23:47 PM damus2300
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* CastingGag: The Bishop of Digne is played by the legendary Colm Wilkinson, who originated the role of Jean Valjean on Broadway and the West End. This also works on a literary level, as in the books we learn that the Bishop, in his youth, suffered the loss of his family and exile from his country, so he underwent the same transformation that Valjean does.
** Anne Hathaway's mother, Kate [=McCauley=], played Fantine in the stage show's first U.S. national tour. Additionally, Eponine is played by Samantha Barks, who played the role in the West End production. And many of the actors who comprise the barricade boys played similar roles (for instance, Marius) in different productions. Some of the soldiers as well--that's Hadley Fraser (known best for playing the Grantaire to Ramin Karimloo's Enjolras) as their leader.



* CutSong: "Dog Eat Dog", Thénardier's song in the sewers, is reduced to four spoken words ("Here's a pretty ring"). "Little People" appears only in the reprises when Gavroche exposes Javert and defies the soldiers at the barricade. "Drink With Me" and "Beggars at the Feast" are both down to a single verse each, and "Turning" gets a handful of lines.
** It's worse on the Highlights Soundtrack, where several of the songs in the film were trimmed. Those songs include "Who Am I?", "Lovely Ladies", "A Little Fall of Rain", and believe it or not, "Do You Hear The People Sing?".
** Apparently, the full version of Beggars at the Feast was filmed (involving hijinks with the Thenardiers and the wedding cake) but was cut.
** However, the Deluxe Soundtrack includes most of the songs except for some short ones like "The Runaway Cart" and the newly added songs still have some cut parts.


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* PyrrhicVictory: Javert is horrified by the army's victory against the students.
25th Oct '15 1:33:36 AM calmestofdoves
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** Anne Hathaway's mother, Kate [=McCauley=], played Fantine in the stage show's first U.S. national tour. Additionally, Eponine is played by Samantha Barks, who played the role in the West End production. And many of the actors who comprise the barricade boys played similar roles (for instance, Marius) in different productions. Some of the soldiers as well--that's Hadley Fraser (who's played Javert onstage) as one of them.

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** Anne Hathaway's mother, Kate [=McCauley=], played Fantine in the stage show's first U.S. national tour. Additionally, Eponine is played by Samantha Barks, who played the role in the West End production. And many of the actors who comprise the barricade boys played similar roles (for instance, Marius) in different productions. Some of the soldiers as well--that's Hadley Fraser (who's played Javert onstage) (known best for playing the Grantaire to Ramin Karimloo's Enjolras) as one of them.their leader.



** Hadley Fraser, who has played Marius, Javert and Grantaire, is the officer leading the attack against Les Amis ABC.

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** Hadley Fraser, who has played Marius, Javert and (most famously) Grantaire, is the officer leading the attack against Les Amis ABC.
6th Oct '15 7:56:12 PM damus2300
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* IronicEcho: Valjean says of Cosette in ''Suddenly'' "Yesterday I was alone/Now you are beside me". As he dies later, he says "Now you are here again beside me".



* YouLookFamiliar:
** Colm Wilkinson (the original stage Valjean) is the Bishop of Digne. Frances Ruffelle (who originated the role of Éponine), is a prostitute that appears in "Lovely Ladies". Samantha Barks, who plays Éponine in the film, had played the role in the London production.
** Similarly, quite a few of the barricade boys are played by barricade boys from the West End production -- Killian Donnelly (who was a swing and played pretty much all the roles, and then a principal Enjolras), Fra Fee (who understudied Enjolras and Marius), and Alistair Brammer (who was principal Marius for a while), for instance. Also, Hadley Fraser (who has played Grantaire, Marius, and Javert) as the Army General/Loudhailer.
** It's not limited to the barricade boys: female ''Les Mis'' alumni appearing in the film include Katie Hall, Alexia Khadime, Gina Beck, and Caroline Sheen.
10th Sep '15 3:17:57 AM damus2300
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** Hadley Fraser, who has played Grantaire, is the officer leading the attack against Les Amis ABC.
** Katie Hall, who has played Cosette, is one of the women on "Turning".

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** Hadley Fraser, who has played Marius, Javert and Grantaire, is the officer leading the attack against Les Amis ABC.
** Katie Hall, who has played Cosette, is one Hall and Gina Beck are some of the women on "Turning".
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