Will Les Mis sweep the oscars?

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  • awardskel
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    thoughts?

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    Max 2.0
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    hopefully not. I just want to see Anne win.

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    Cordell Martin
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    I hope this film doesn’t sweep. 

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    GhostOrchid
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    It’s a bit to early to tell, really.
    If the reviews and BO are strong, it’s possible.

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    What I’ve said from the beginning.  It is the musical based upon one of the world’s great novels.  There is a global audience that has been waiting for this film for over 25 years.  It has a magnificant cast that can actually act and sing in order to translate powerful emotion from stage to screen.  There was a top notch director paying attention to exacting detail.  There are many good films either out or expected, but it this movie turns out as well as expected, it will blow them all away.  The others will seem good, innovative, entertaining whatever.  Les Miserables will be on the Great Classic Films list a half century from now.

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    babypook
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    I think it’ll be a struggle for Les Mis to “sweep”. Even if it wins BP, and it has the elements to wow voters, I’m not sure BD will go along with it. Plus, Sight unseen I doubt there will be a top five sweep ala It Happened One Night or Lambs. No lead wins. Adapted screenplay definitely possible.

    I wonder how many times Hollywood will revisit Les Mis? Personally I’m not chomping at the bit to see this. Of course I will, but I dont necessarily want to……

    I’m with Try Again. Lol! Same.

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    This is a dramatic tale of universal human themes —  faith,  redemption, love, hope, and idealism first brought forth in a literary classic by Victor Hugo and adapted as a universally-loved stage musical. Its sung-through musical score is sweeping,  romantic, compelling – and serves to advance the storyline and to provide strong characterizations,  set in early 19th century France. Its host of fascinating characters led by a central figure named Jean Valjean,  and whose lives intertwine, gives the musical its strongest appeal.

    Given this period-piece source material and musical provenance, the potential for the movie adaptation to sweep the Academy awards is excellent.   There is a strong and talented cast ( some of whom have both film and theatre backgrounds), a powerful yet deft direction of how the themes are developed and how the events shaped the  story spanning several decades, a competent team of other creatives, and most importantly an innovative approach to movie musicals. It looks like all the ingredients for a crowd-pleaser and a strong Oscar favorite are there!  One challenge though — if one does not leave the cinema without a tune lingering in one’s head or moist eyes – you must have seen a different movie

    I have not seen the movie version — but I have seen the stage version many times in different countries and have read the book twice, so my recollections of the source are fresh.  All we need to see now is how well the new cast and creatives have executed Hooper’s cinematic vision for this timeless tale ! 

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    babypook
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    Well I’ll keep my fingers crossed for all of you fans. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is another classic from Hugo, and just as well written and with the same humanitarian themes. But that doesnt mean anyone has to be happy about seeing these tragedies over and over again.

    Not that I think Hooper’s version and this cast is bad. Maybe the songs will make up for the dourness of the story. Then again, I have a CD player for that.

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    Strangely enough the appeal of the musical, despite the underlying tragedies, is the ultimate triumph of the human spirit!  It is a very uplifting story, set to music!

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    Cineking
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    I hope so. I love musical films and it has been a while we don’t see a musical sweeping the show.

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    Out on a Limb
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    look at snuggle4’s complete oscar predictions and you see something curious. he’s also got anne hathaway winning, but hugh jackman is in fifth place

    http://www.goldderby.com/predictions/predictionscomments/56/6662

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    awardskel
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    Well I’ll keep my fingers crossed for all of you fans. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is another classic from Hugo, and just as well written and with the same humanitarian themes. But that doesnt mean anyone has to be happy about seeing these tragedies over and over again.

    Not that I think Hooper’s version and this cast is bad. Maybe the songs will make up for the dourness of the story. Then again, I have a CD player for that.

    Tom Hooper should direct Mickey Rourke  in The Hunchback of Notre Dame next, then maybe porn star James Deen (ha ha) in that proposed remake of East of Eden.

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    Tom Hooper should direct Mickey Rourke  in The Hunchback of Notre Dame next…

    I can picture it. Plus, after all that botched plastic surgery, poor Mickey is perfect for the role!

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    [quote=”babypook”]The Hunchback of Notre Dame is another classic from Hugo, and just as well written and with the same humanitarian themes. But that doesnt mean anyone has to be happy about seeing these tragedies over and over again.  Not that I think Hooper’s version and this cast is bad. Maybe the songs will make up for the dourness of the story. Then again, I have a CD player for that.

    Maybe that is problem for some.  Les Miserables is absolutely triumphant  – That the human spirit through commitment and sacrifice can eventually overcome evil.  No one gets out alive and most of us have tragedies of one degree or another along the way.  Les Miserables reminds us that there is glory in ideals we hold and the love we give.  Yes the audience sobs, but they march out from the theater singing.  They will do the same for the film.

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