New York, NY (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
Who Has The Remote? named Les Misérables, a film adaptation of the stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name, as its Movie of the Month. The Oscar-winning film was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray, bringing its grandiosity into homes all over the world. Actress Samantha Barks and producer Cameron Mackintosh expressed their pride and excitement over the film’s success in a recent interview in Entertainment Weekly.
Les Misérables has been a favorite of musical lovers since 1985, when the English-language version of the stage production premiered in London. It stands today as the longest running musical theater production. For this reason, fans had a right to be equal parts excited and nervous for the film adaptation. However, most moviegoers were not disappointed after seeing it in theaters. The movie is visually dynamic, and the casting is nearly perfect. It won the approval of critics and fans alike. Who Has The Remote? feels fortunate to be able to view Les Mis, a new and instant favorite, on DVD now and eventually on satellite t.v.
The film made instant fans of those who had seen the stage version, those who had only read the novel, and those who knew nothing of either. The actors’ commitment to doing justice to the original is no doubt a huge factor in the film’s success. The cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, and Amanda Seyfried, were extremely dedicated to their roles. Samantha Barks, who plays Eponine in both the film and the stage musical in London, says that filming Les Mis was much different than performing on stage. During a stage performance, actors pretty much know the exact times they will be singing certain numbers. Filming “required stamina in different ways,” says Barks. She would sometimes sing her part at 10 p.m., and then again at six the next morning.
One of the things WhoHasTheRemote.com loves about the movie is that the cast did all of their singing live and on camera, which contributes hugely to the raw emotion of the story. Many directors of movie musicals take advantage of modern editing processes and have the actors sing in a studio, and then dub the songs over the live action later in editing. Les Misérables, however, plays out through song only. Live singing is one of the many aspects that prompted Who Has The Remote? to honor the film with its Movie of the Month award.
Who Has The Remote? has given their Movie of the Month award to the critically acclaimed, film adaptation Les Misérables. The visual dynamics, the dedication of the actors, and the smooth translation of the stage production to film combine to make the Oscar-winning film an instant favorite the world over.
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