Re: [ICG-D] Movie recommendation: slightly OT
- The trick is to find some particular critic whose tastes align with your
own, rather than trying to average them.
In a message dated 12/29/2012 8:14:22 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
I rely more on word of mouth from friends these days. I've seen too many
clunkers that the critics raved about, and enjoyed too many films that the
critics hated, to depend on their opinions any more.
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- At 06:01 PM 12/28/2012, you wrote:
>It's had poor reviews. So has The Hobbit.So did the stage show when it premiered. But it was embraced by audiences.
The 1985 London production won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best
New Musical (and two others)
The 1987 Broadway production won the Tony for Best Musical (and 9 others)
Most of the poor reviews we've seen have been written either by
reviewers who don't like musicals or dislike the hoi polloi love for
the original material. .
We loved it.
Pierre and Sandy
ec 28, 2012, at 8:36 AM, Betsy Marks Delaney <aramintamd@...> wrote:
> > I second Pierre and Sandy's comments. The costuming (well, the entire lookInternational Costumers' Guild Archivist
> > and feel of the movie in general) is exactly as it should be, the later
> > scenes with Cosette, particularly toward the end, are just as they should
> > be.
> > There are complaints about the quality of singing, but I will point out
> > that there is no need to hit the back wall of the theater in a movie, so
> > where you would normally get belting to show emotion, it's completely
> > unnecessary in a movie. Russell Crowe (by far the weakest voice in the
> > cast) is there when he needs to be, and if this doesn't earn Anne Hathaway
> > an Oscar I'll eat my hat.
> > I've seen it once and intend to see it at least twice more.
> > BRING tissues!
> > Just see it.
> > Okay?
> > 8)
> > (Saw the Hobbit too, and will likely see it again, but I'm nowhere near as
> > excited about seeing it a second time as I am Les Miz.)
> > Betsy
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