“What God means in practice is the act of compassion…”

“We live in a selfish age, obsessed with how we project various versions of ourselves. But you have to tell this story from the point of view that God exists. And what God means in practice is the act of compassion, the struggle of living your life in a moral way. Les Miz is the [Read More...]

On “Les Miserables”: “This is me honoring that this pain lives in the world…”

My blog neighbor Tony Rossi has a terrific posting up today about the new movie of “Les Miserables,” and some fascinating quotes from the stars about the show’s message and meaning, particularly for today: For her role as Fantine, the young mother forced to work as a prostitute in order to earn money to support [Read More...]

“Will you join in our crusade…?”

More “Les Mis” music! Below, the international trailer for what looks, increasingly, like something truly great. [Read more...]

“Les Miserables” movie poster revealed

First, there was the trailer.  Then the “extended first look.” Now, ladies and gentlemen, the movie poster for “Les Miserables,” from FirstShowing.Net    It may look vaguely familiar: the image is a re-interpretation of the well-known poster for the stage version.  [Read more...]

“Les Miz”: an extended first look

Those who have been waiting for more glimpses of this epic musical — following the sensational trailer released this summer—your wait is over. The producers have just released a mini-documentary/promotional video that focuses on the groundbreaking technique they used for recording the music: actually performing the songs live, with piano accompaniment, rather than lip-syncing. Prepare [Read More...]

First look: official trailer for “Les Miserables”

Do you hear the people sing?  Well, you hear Anne Hathaway.  This looks superb. [Read more...]

First look: “Les Mis” on the big screen

Fans of the blockbuster musical — you know who you are — will appreciate these shots from the Daily Mail, with the first glimpses of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as his nemesis Javert.  Others in the cast include Anne Hathaway as Fantine, and Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as [Read More...]

"To love another person is to see the face of God…"

That’s my nominee for Best Song Lyric Ever, from the final moments of “Les Miserables.” For those who missed it: below is the thrilling finale to the 25th anniversary concert, which aired Sunday night on PBS. In a word: wow. [Read more...]


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