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I can't talk much about Les Misérables on Facebook anymore because people are starting to make fun of me for it over there. Luckily I still have this LJ, where no one particularly cares one way or the other. So--for those who might care, and for my own records:

This site is both cool and funny. It's a collection of the various illustrations that have been done for print editions of Les Mis over the decades, some pretty, some ugly, some very confusing. The site's captions have been giving me the occasional LOLs. For example:

Cosette dines at the Thénardiers with either the family cat or Gollum
Valjean considers calling the anti-graffiti hotline
and, perhaps my favorite,
Grand Prize Winner, World's Shortest And Least Effective Barricade

I have also lately learned that there is an anime version of Les Mis (Shōjo Cosette or Shoujo Cosette) that runs for like 25 hours (52 episodes) and, as far as I've gotten in it, includes more fluffy puppies than the original Hugo. But it's cute and sometimes oddly accurate and might be a good way to introduce kids to the story. (It probably gets more violent later--barricades and stuff, you know. I haven't gotten that far yet, but I can't see how they'd get around it.)


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Jul. 14th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
Is that new film version out yet? That's the one with Anne Hathaway? There was a rumor for a while that Emma Watson tried out for Cosette but was turned down. She can sing supposedly. I can't imagine her in that part. LOL.
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
The new one with Hathaway and Hugh Jackman and such is due out around Christmas (in the US). Cosette is being played by Amanda Seyfried, who apparently has actual classical voice training, so I guess she stands a chance at being good. I wouldn't have minded seeing Emma Watson try out for it--she's probably a bit closer to how I picture Cosette than Seyfried is. But yeah, part of my mind would still be going, "That's Hermione!"
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