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Tie this man and take him To the tavern in there. The people will decide your fate, Inspector Javert!
Shoot the bastard!
Shoot me now or shoot me later Every schoolboy to his sport! Death to each and every traitor, I renounce your people's court!
Take this man and bring him through, there is work we have to do!
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I saw this at the cinema three times and I am counting the hours until I get the DVD.
If you are a fan of Les Miserables, this is not to be missed.
I believe it is even better than the 10th Anniversary Concert. More of the actual musical is included, such as The Robbery. Lovely Ladies is in a more complete form. A lot of the little verses between songs is included, for example, Garvoche's introduction of the Thenardiers and the conversations between Maruis and Eponine. It isn't complete, however, some verses have been cut, most noticeably, Dog eat Dog, which in my opinion is no great loss as it is my least favorite song anyway.
The performances are all fantastic, although, Marius is a little weak. The little urchin who plays Garvoche is very impressive. The look of contempt on his face when he exposes Javert is priceless. Matt Lucus brings humor as Thenardier. Jenny Galloway reprises her role from the 10th Anniversary Concert and I think gives a better performance in this version. It is hard to limit discussion, as everyone was brilliant right from Jean Valjean to Jarvert to Cossette (Collette?).
I cannot recommend this enough.
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