Love how the performances are so raw and imperfectly perfect, and that they were allowed to make acting choices since they were all singing live to just a piano accompaniment. And how a lot of the final shots used in the film are like complete 2-3 minute takes. And you’re in their face, feeling the emotion pour out of them. Just…gah! Brilliant.
Russel Crowe was just as imperfect as the rest of them, stop whinging about it!
It’s been interesting to hear opinions/reflections from others though. Most interesting to consider that the film is more of a love letter to Les Miserables than amazing cinema. I mean definitely worth seeing once, but other than that, it’s kind of unadventurous as cinema. The cameras kind of just swallow the actors.
And of course pretty much anytime anyone brings up Les Misérables, immediately various bits and pieces from Forbidden Broadway’s loving tribute to it pops into my head. So I’m going to foist it on the rest of you as well. 😉