domingo, 3 de marzo de 2013

It isn't a good film if it hasn't got a good BSO.

The Miserables is one of the most important novels of the 19th century, written by Victor Hugo, which is about the justice, the religion and the ethic. It happens after French Revolution and this masterpiece is divided in four different volumes, and each of them introduces one character and his life in the story. But I don't want to talk about the book; I’m going to talk about the film.

Normally, a film can’t be compared with a book; these last are almost always better. But in that case, the film “The Miserables”, with Tom Hooper as the director, come with a fantastic soundtrack, and that’s my weak spot. The 2012 film has an excellent cast and, as in almost every American musical, there aren’t any voiceover actors; they also sing. So, the cast is assigned in this way:

Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean. This is main character, who was in prison 19 years because he had stolen a piece of bread, and when his sentence end, he try to steal again, this time, to the Digne’s bishop, but he is discovered by the police and the bishop hide him telling that the stolen objects were a present. In that moment, Jean Valjean realizes that he’s a miserable and he wants to become a good person, so they break his probation and decide to start a new life. 

Russell Crowe interprets Javert, the prison guard. He’s the authority and the law, and he won’t rest in peace until he catches Jean Valjean.

Anne Hathaway as Fantine, a woman who has to prostitute herself because she loses her job and she needs to send some money to her secret daughter Cosette.

The character Cosette was interpreted by Isabelle Allen (as a child) and by Amanda Seyfried (as an adult). Cosette is Fantine’s daughter, who lives with Mr and Mrs Thénardier. When his mother Fantine dies, Jean Valjean decides to adopt her.

As Marius Pontmercy we’ve got Eddie Redmayne. This character is a young boy who supports the revolution against the new French king and who, in that moment, falls in love with Cosette.

Samantha Barks (as an adult) and Natalya Wallace (as a child) interpret Eponine, who is Mr and Mrs Thénardier biological daughter. As a child, she had got everything she wanted, but in her adultness he realizes that in facts she has nothing, because she love Marius and he doesn’t love her back. She shows her courage at the end of the story.

Daniel Huttlestone as Gavroche, a little street boy with a very brave heart and  a revolutionary spirit. 

In my opinion, music is indispensable in this work, because every story it’s different of each other, but every one is full of powerful feelings which can’t be expressed in words, but also can’t be silenced. All of these songs, from the beginning to the end of the film, are amazing, emotional and with a hard story to tell us.
Here, there are some of these fantastic songs:


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