The Les Misérables Movie: Background on the Bishop

Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) and the Bishop (Colm Wilkinson) at dinner.

The Bishop of Digne from Les Misérables is one of my favorite characters in all of literature. In this post, I’ll explain why. Recently, I’ve been blogging on the movie version of Les Misérables (1. Fact Check, 2. Script Changes, 3. Suddenly, 4. Surprises at the End). Today, I want to step back and give [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...]