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1. Les Misérables (2012)
Based on the classic novel, Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo, and the classic Broadway stage show of the same name, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks parole, and the police inspector, Javert, who tries to hunt him down for breaking parole. Valjean tries to help a poor factory worker, Fantine, by saving her child, Cosette, from innkeepers who are holding her captive as a slave. Marius, a war veteran during the battles of post-French Revolution, falls for Cosette, but their lives change forever when the war turns more gruesome than expected.
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, 'Les Miserables' travels with prisoner-on-parole, 24601, Jean Valjean, as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert on a journey beyond the barricades, at the center of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl with a child is at turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper and his wife who look after her child, Cosette. Valjean promises to take care of the child, eventually leads to a love triangle between Cosette, Marius who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine, a girl of the streets. The people sing of their anger and Enjolras leads the students to fight upon the barricades.
2. Les Misérables (1935)
This is by far the best version of Les Misérables ever made in my opinion and the critics. Charles Laughton makes this movie, but literally every scene and every character add to this amazing film. If you have never seen a Charles Laughton movie this one will get you hooked. His portrayal of Inspector Javert is 2nd to none. He tracks the wanted man Jean Valjean throughout the movie and the twists and turns are so well done even you movie buffs will not see what's coming. The movie takes you through Valjeans life and many crossroads that shape his life. My words don't do this movie justice. This is a must see Drama. The scene with the priest always gets to me, be sure to catch all the dialog. This movie will make you laugh though it is not a comedy. It will make you mad. It will move your heart in a good way. You will become many of the characters as you watch the film. The less you know about the film the better in my opinion which is why my summary is so vague on details. You can only see a movie for the first time once so enjoy it. I know I did. And this is one of those you can see over and over through the years and it always gives you something more.
3. Broadway: The American Musical (2004 Mini-Series)
Episode: Putting It Together: 1980-Present (2004)
It is fitting that "The Producers", an homage to the making of Broadway musicals, is one the biggest hits to end this era of Broadway musicals as the producer once again comes to the forefront. Three producers dominate the era. Nicknamed the Abominable Showman, qv##nm0581195##, who was at the tail end of his career, was known as the type of producer who would do anything needed to get what publicity he wanted for his shows. qv##nm0533583##, the producer of four of the top six most successful musicals ever in "Cats", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Les Misérables" and "Miss Saigon", revolutionized the idea of bringing overseas productions to Broadway, which in turn brought them to the rest of the world via touring companies. And qv##nm0004894## brought the popular entertainment of the Disney Corporation's animated musical movies to the stage, which introduced the notion of corporate investment in Broadway itself. Other notable musicals of the era include "Sunday in the Park with George", the first collaboration between composer qv##nm0814227## and director qv##nm0487567## and whose development mirrors the story of the making of art; "La Cage aux folles", based on the movie qv##tt0077288##, the stage production which is old fashioned in score but revolutionary in story as the first successful show featuring a gay romance at its core; and the Pulitzer Prize winning "Rent", the death of its creator, qv##nm1170227##, on the day before the first preview echoing what was being presented on stage. Two events shape the era. The first is the AIDS crisis, which took the lives of many of those associated with Broadway. The second is 9/11, which had the initial effect of making Broadway a ghost town, but whose longer term effect has been the resurgence of the musical comedy and using recognizable titles for new productions, such as "Hairspray" and "Wicked", the latter which has the known connection for the public to qv##tt0032138##.
4. Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette (2007 TV Series)
The classic novel by Victor Hugo returns to the world of Japanese anime in Nippon Animation's 52-episode adaptation "Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette". The plot shifts its focus to include the story of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine, from her early days with the Thénardiers while her mother works in another town. At the same time, the enigmatic Monsieur Madeleine, who is secretly the ex-convict Jean Valjean, is trying to live an honest life as the beneficent mayor of the same town Fantine works in. Both Valjean and Cosette's lives drastically change as the Thénardiers show their true colors and Inspector Javert arrives in town, posing a potential threat to Madeleine's freedom. This adaptation follows Hugo's story with relative faithfulness, given its young audience, limited running time and moments of artistic license.
5. A French Guy Named Saba (2013 Mini-Series)
Episode: I Dreamed A Dream: Les Misérables (2013)
Being raised in France, Saba had to read "Les Misérables" at the age of ten, part of the school's summer assignments. When seeing the Broadway adaptation in London, Saba slept for most of the show. After the recent movie came out, Saba was inspired by the overly produced sets, and the choices of cinematography, to make his own version. He plays, Anne Hataway, Hugo Jackman, and Russel Blackbird, in Less Misérable.
6. Le Golden Show (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.9 (2013)
This episode contains the following sketch: "Le scrabble", "Notre-Dame de Paris, SVP", "Zorro contre Charles de Gaulle", "Superman et Lex Luthor: à la vie, à la mort !", "La cartouche", "Fast Flood n°1", "L'agression", "Les Misérables" and "Finger Fight".
7. American Songbook at NJPAC Hosted by Michael Feinstein (2017 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #4.5 (2017)
Michael Feinstein entertains and converses with Andrea McArdle (the original "Annie"), tap dancer Jared Grimes, Rachel York (Broadway credits include Disaster, Les Misérables, City of Angels and The Scarlet Pimpernell) and Songbook Youth Ambassador Julia Goodwin. Highlights include memorable renditions of "Tomorrow", "Being Alive", "Without a Song" and "I Get a Kick Out of You".
8. Les Misérables: The History of The World's Greatest Story (2013 Documentary)
From Victor Hugo's classic French novel of the nineteenth century to Tom Hooper's award winning blockbuster this year, Les Misérables has undergone one of the most successful transitions from book to stage to screen. In this new documentary, the scintillating journey of Hugo's universal story is traced from book to stage to screen with contributions from many who have starred in or helped to create this entertainment phenomenon. Helmed by entertainment and celebrity journalist Neil Sean this insightful documentary traces the events of the Paris insurrection in 1832 and the storming of the barricades using the restored 1978 Les Miserables film starring Anthony Perkins. Also included are archive interviews with Frances Ruffelle, Hugh Jackman, Phil Jonas, Tom Hooper, Alfie Boe Amanda Seyfried, Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Anne Hathaway who recount the amazing story of why Les Misérables has captured a place in everyone's hearts and through all it's mediums.
From Victor Hugo's classic French novel of the nineteenth century to Tom Hooper's award winning blockbuster, Les Misérables has undergone one of the most successful transitions from book to stage to screen. In this new documentary, the scintillating journey of Hugo's universal story is traced from book to stage to screen with contributions from those who have starred in and helped to create the entertainment phenomenon which has captured a place in everyone's hearts. Helmed by entertainment and celebrity journalist Neil Sean, this insightful documentary traces the events of the Paris insurrection in 1832 and features excerpts from the restored 1978 Les Misérables film starring Anthony Perkins alongside interviews with Frances Ruffelle, Hugh Jackman, Nick Jonas, Tom Hooper, Alfie Boe, Amanda Seyfried, Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Anne Hathaway. When Cameron Mackintosh decided to make a musical of Jean Val jean's search for redemption, critics slated its first London performance in 1985, as literary critics had done with the publication of Victor Hugo's novel in 1862. But nearly thirty years later over 60 million people have seen the stage play and many more will watch the movie or read Hugo's novel, which is amongst the ten greatest novels of all time.
9. Willy-nilly Hero (2018)
Events are unfolding in autumn 1848 in Lviv. Shchepko, a stumpy man and Lviv's batiar comes out of jail where he had to spend the last night for an another drunken romp. Shchepko saves a young and beautiful Milcia - the rich Pole Waligurski's daughter from the river. Milcia is thankful to her savior and love quickly breaks out between the two young people. It figures out that Milcia got to the river because of a dangerous maneuver of the carriage, which belongs to the Austrian Empire monarch's nephew. To make amends, the emperor's nephew gives Milcia a ring. Poles and Ukrainians are preparing to the uprising against the Austrian authority. Shchepko remains indifferent even if he has some friends in the Ukrainian underground organization. A regiment from Vienna enters the city. The Poles build a barricade in the centre and start the uprising. Sir Waligurski leads the rebels and his daughter helps him actively. Shchepko gets to know about it from Yasko, a twelve-year-old boy from the Ukrainian underground organization. Together with the boy he finds Milcia meanwhile the Austrians assault the barricade. Through a lot of loss the bravery and inventiveness of Shchepko save the rebels. Ukrainians join the uprising. Famous French writer Hugo appears on the barricade. A new night assault of the Austrians leaves no chance for the rebels, of which the main part dies. Holding dying Yasko in his arms, Shchepko asks Victor Hugo to write about that glorious and tragic moment. Who knows, maybe right that episode had inspired the writer for his famous "Les Misérables"? Shchepko succeeds to take Milcia away from that massacre. He is hurt and together with sir Waligurski and other rebels Shchepko is captured by the Austrians. They all are going to be executed. Milcia comes to Vienna, where the imperator's nephew Francis Joseph I prepares to the coronation. He is the one who gave the ring to Milcia. Impressed by the energy, beauty and bravery of Milcia, Francis Joseph shows mercy to Shchepko and sir Waligurski in one of his first orders. Lviv will still have to meet a lot of its glorious and tragic days. And one of Lviv's heroes will pass the spirit of liberty to the next generations.
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