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  • Javert’s Religion of Statism

    01/03/2013 6:56:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    laissez faire books ^ | 31 December 2012 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Those who take prosperity for granted — and all of us do whether we admit it or not — would do well to make their way to the film Les Misérables, which features Russell Crowe playing the role of the relentless French cop Javert (not to mention an astonishingly effective presentation of “I Dreamed the Dream” by Anne Hathaway). This film brilliantly pictures a level of poverty that none of us has ever known. We do well to reflect on it and the reasons that we do not experience such poverty now (hint: it’s not because of Congress). And such...
  • Ka-Ching: Selling 'Les Miz' to Christian Audiences Pays Off

    01/03/2013 4:50:37 PM PST · by drewh · 38 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 3 Jan 2013, 1:23 PM PDT | by Breitbart News
    The film version of the beloved musical "Les Misérables" boasts plenty of box office-friendly attributes. Name recognition is through the roof, the film's cast features some of today's most charismatic actors and the production is unlike any other film currently playing in theaters. The minds behind the film's marketing efforts took one extra measure to ensure its success, and its paying off handsomely. The story in "Les Misérables" is heavy with Christian themes of grace, mercy and redemption. The line everyone seems to remember is "to love another person is to see the face of God.” NBC Universal looked to...
  • vanity - has any one seen Django or Les Mis?

    12/25/2012 7:08:12 PM PST · by Perdogg · 104 replies
    Has any one seen Django or Les Mis? I am thinking about going to the movies this weekend. I know Les Mis is a musical but I was thinking that the theatre might be full of single women. I like the music in Django, but I am not a fan of any of thr Obamatrons in the film. any insight to either movie?
  • Oscar Winner Tom Hooper Directing 'Les Miserables' Musical Next

    03/25/2011 8:55:45 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 13 replies
    Deadline ^ | 032411 | Alex Billington
    Les Mis is back! Deadline reports that Universal has won the bidding war to develop a "full-blown musical adaptation" of Les Miserables, based on Victor Hugo's seminal classic published in 1862, with Oscar winning British director Tom Hooper of The King's Speech looking to direct. While anything could happen with the director over these next few months, since he is getting offers left and right now, Deadline states "this is the first film he's begun negotiations on since winning the Oscar" but were told "it would definitively be his next film." From King's Speech to Les Mis! Cameron Mackintosh, who...