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@SmartBitches: For @cleolinda and her dubstep fever, which I think she passed to me today: [ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS link, yesss]

@SmartBitches: Seriously, @cleolinda, passing on your low grade dubstep fever was TOTALLY UNCOOL. I will have my revenge! After a nap.

@cleolinda: mmcha mmcha mmcha mmcha WOOP WOOP WOOP WOOP

@SmartBitches: *whimper whimper CHU CHU CHU*

The Les Miserables movie is getting Amanda Seyfried for Cosette ("In the musical, the character is the daughter of Fantine, who is set to be played by Anne Hathaway") and Taylor Swift has been offered Eponine, to the consternation of all Twitter. "Also already attached to the film are Hugh Jackman (as Jean Valjean), Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crowe, and Sacha Baron Cohen," and director Tom Hooper wants to film them singing it live, rather than lip-syncing, and all I know about Les Mis is that all the theater kids were obsessed with it and Valjean like steals a loaf of bread or something so Javert chases him endlessly for umpteen thousand years because sometimes justice is not just, so if someone drops that reference I'll get it, and nothing else. Well, a friend of mine used to play "Master of the House" a lot. Wait, I think I remember Claire Danes in a huge bonnet. Okay, I'm reading the summary on Wikipedia now, and I'm getting "French uprising, not the Revolution like I thought; pretty girls suffer." So, what I'm saying is, I should have a blessedly uncomplicated movie experience, free of any previous stagings. Huzzah!

Meanwhile: LITTLE GIRL IN A CROCHETED YODA HAT FOR YOU TO BUY (the hat, not the girl) (I mean, I guess you can make an offer?).

I am tired. *flop*

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No, no, Javert chases Valjean because he broke his parole. (and later gets himself elected to public office and humiliates Javert in open court.)

Stealing the bread was what landed him in jail for 19 years. (five years for what he did, the rest because he tried to run. Yeeeessss, 24601)

...I'll leave now.:)

(I find the casting for this movie baffling. For every one I think they nail - Jackman, Baron Cohen, now Seyfried - the next pick just comes out of left field. I love Helena Bonham Carter to bits, but brassy and bawdy aren't what I think of when I picture her.)

but brassy and bawdy aren't what I think of when I picture her

especially considering her turn in Sweeney Todd led to excellent pretty use of the voice she's got, but not much in-character-brassy/bawdy-Mrs.-Lovett-belting. She sounded lovely and clearly had worked hard to get that sound, but it wasn't quite right for the character. Alas.

*twitch* Yeah, the Lovett line about having "limited wind" is supposed to be ironic, not literal. But it is what it is, I guess. Urgh.


Sorry, it's an automatic reaction. Pavlov's musical theatre student response.

I don't even understand Russel Crowe being in this. Or really half of this cast. Of course, I don't really know WHAT I was expecting, given that film adaptations of musicals don't really go over very well.

And mine's Javert. Do not forget my name. Do not forget me, 24601!

(I don't even have the theater student excuse.:)

Javert's my favorite. I don't understand this casting at all.

Look down, look down
You’ll always be a slave
Look down, look down
You’re standing in your grave.....

Look down, look down, don't look'em in the eye--how long, O Lord, before you let me die?

Les Mis caught me on the first song and forced me to listen to the rest of it--sobbing through the entire second act, I might add. Pretty sure all the musical fans are very confused by this casting.

Look down, look down, you'll always be a slave
Look down, look down, you're standing in your grave.

Dammit, why did we start with the Prologue? Now I'm going to have to listen to the whole thing.

I actually take a certain amount of glee in the idea of Taylor Swift as Eponine, because the first time I heard "You Belong With Me," I classified it as "'On My Own' Goes to Prom." That said, I understand that a lot of people have Very Serious Feelings about Eponine, so I've been trying to keep my schadenfreude to a minimum.

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