The Les Misérables Movie: Script Changes Reflect the Book, Guide the Viewer [Spoiler Alert]

Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean from the opening scene of the movie version of Les Misérables

In yesterday’s post, The Les Misérables Movie: Fact Check, I observed that the script for the movie diverges in a number of respects from the script for the stage musical. I offered to do a kind of “fact check,” comparing these two scripts, especially in light of their faithfulness to Victor Hugo’s original novel (in [Read More...]

The Les Misérables Movie: Fact Check

Russell Crowe plays Inspector Javert in the film version of Les Misérables

When a presidential candidate gives a speech, members of the media often follow up with a “fact check” commentary. They evaluate the accuracy of the candidate’s claims, something that often reflects poorly on his or her grasp of reality. I propose to offer a handy fact check for the recently released film version of Les [Read More...]


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