Una Mullally

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Did you know the cast of Les Mis sang their takes live?

I didn’t. But now, with this helpful YouTube video, I do. Props to Panti’s blog. As a kid who played and played my tape of Les Misérables over and over until it physically wore out, I’m extremely excited about this film. …

Fri, Sep 21, 2012, 14:54

   

I didn’t. But now, with this helpful YouTube video, I do. Props to Panti’s blog.

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As a kid who played and played my tape of Les Misérables over and over until it physically wore out, I’m extremely excited about this film. Anne Hathaway’s version of ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ is astounding, and for all of the film and studio cheerleading the (essentially promotional) video clip above offers, they’re right about her injecting something new into one of the most recognisable songs from a musical in history. They’re right about the fragility, and yes, even she is right about “bringing truth to the melody”, a line I would usually gag at. So if the rest of the cast’s performances (eh, who knew Amanda Seyfried could sing like that, par example?) even come half as close to what Hathaway has already done, we’re in for a good one.