Les Miserables – Extended First Look

My good friend Sarv alerted me to this video. It’s an extended first look at the new Les Miserables movie that is coming out this Christmas. I always look forward to Christmas, but I’m especially looking forward to this Christmas.

Check this video out.
My thoughts:
– They. Are. Singing. Every. Take. Live! They’re not singing along to a prerecorded soundtrack. Instead, a pianist is playing along with the actors as they sing, and letting the actors set the tempo. No wonder Anne Hathaway’s rendition of I Dreamed a Dream was so haunting. And Tom Hooper is right. There is something false or unreal in people singing along to playback. It never looks as good as it does live.
-I like Anne Hathaway as an actress more than I ever have before.
– This will probably become my favorite Russell Crowe movie.
– The sets look amazing.

– I can’t help but think that One Day More is going to be EPIC.

– Hugh Jackman explaining his process for how he approached What Have I Done is awesome.
– I am somehow even more excited for this movie now than I was before.
– I’m going to end up watching the trailer at least 10 more times tonight.
If, like me, you feel the need to watch the trailer again, like right now, you can find it here: