Friday, January 04, 2013

SoundCast: Les Misérables (Bonus Episode)

SoundCast: Les Misérables (Bonus Episode)


Bonus Episode:  Les Misérables

Christopher Coleman and Helen San tackle the latest incarnation of Les Misérables by director Tom Hooper, which is currently raking in the accolades and bucks! Do they love it? Hate it? Is it getting so much praise because of what the movie offers or because of Victor Hugo's powerful story and Schönberg and Boublil's unforgettable music?


Episode Highlights:

00:30 Opening and Welcome
02:48 Our History of Musicals and Les Mis
10:00 What we were expecting from this film
11:45 Reacting to the film and it's music (spoilers)
16:15 Actor by Actor
23:47 Movie or Musical and Hiring Stars
30:24 Evaluating this as "a film"
44:07 How about the official soundtrack release?
47:05 The new song: "Suddenly"
51:26 Final thoughts and close
08:48 The score. Where's the point?


Music Selections:

00:00 "The Bishop" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
00:50 "At The End Of The Day" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
16:00 "Look Down" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
18:04 "Valjean's Soliloquy" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
21:48 "Master Of The House" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
24:46 "In My Life - A Heart Full Of Love" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
47:05 "Suddenly" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil
52:46 "Epilogue" (Les Misérables) by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil


Additional Notes:
Watch the 25th Anniversary Concert in full on Youtube
Watch the 2000, 2-Part Series on Netflix Watch Instantly
Buy or Rent Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-ray] (2010) from Amazon

Buy the Original Soundtrack from Les Miserables: The Musical Phenomenon at Amazon
Buy the Les Miserables Complete Symphonic Recording at Amazon
Buy the 1998 Les Miserables Blu Ray (Liam Neeson) at Amazon


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