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marie sleep
@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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Love the musical. Still makes me sob uncontrollably, as well as believe that love triumphs. Opened a world to me as I realized the dramatic and literary thematic significance of Eponine's Theme (On My Own) as born out of Fantine's theme (I Dreamed a Dream begins with the notes of On My Own in the musical introduction) and the finale takes again the On My Own melody only develops and elevates it into a lovely trio harmony culminating with "to love another person is to see the face of God." Do You Hear the People Sing being the quintessential post-modern dramatic performance addressing the audience and challenging us "Will you join in our crusade?" and thereby breaking down the fifth (?) wall.

Would never see the Danes film. Would not be magic. Tried to read novel, but it was too long when I was young, and now I don't have time. I admit that Taylor seems wrong for Eponine, but remember Debbie Gibson also performed the role of Eponine on Broadway at a similar age, I believe.

Quite a few people were quoting DYHtPS during the Arab spring, and I kind of kept wanting to remind them that that cycle ends with Turning and Empty Chairs at Empty Tables. This is why everyone should know the musical. :D

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