Les Miserables

Les Miserables

DVD - 2007
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In nineteenth century France, a former convict tries to overcome his past and is asked to raise a prostitute's daughter, while being hounded by a policeman who vows to put him back behind bars.
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, Calif.] : Twentieth Century Fox, c2007
Branch Call Number: MOVIE MIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (216 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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uberlieber
Sep 09, 2017

no doubt whatsoever, this is a great movie+ a great story, the center and focus
of the story+movie is: GIVE ...and NOT "give me"
charles laughton as javet finally learned to give: he gave his life so jean valjean
can go free...
the center of this focus share with charles laughton in the hunchback of notre dame:
again : GIVE
most people fails in interpreting this fact...on GIVE... on both cases/stories/movie...
watch these two movies...and one will learn

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garycornell
Aug 05, 2014

How could a movie made almost 80 years ago still be respected as the best interpretation of the great novel Les Miserables? One of the reasons is the great performance of Charles Laughton. Now this is a man of such rare talent that he commands the screen. His character has so much strength to it. He is evil and want to get ahead at any cost. Just the look in his eyes, the sound of his suspicious voice, is enough to give you chills. The entire cast is great and consists of Fredric March and Cedric Hardwick. Many Les Miserables have been made since 1935, one in the last couple of years. They have their moments but cannot sustain my interest the way Charles Laughton took over the part of Inspector Javert. You will want to see this film again and again. I thank KCLS for giving us 5 copies and as of August , 2014, only 3 copies are checked out. Believe me, I never recommended a movie more than the 1935 Les Miserables. Thanks for reading the above. Let me know here how you liked the film.

aaa5756 Nov 11, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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Monolith
Dec 14, 2012

Both versions are entertaining, as I am a classic b&w enthusiast. The '35, however, to me, is far superior. Hands down. March was good as Valjean, (as was Rennie), but Laughton's cold, duty-driven Javert was exceptional. The original was deeper and darker, whereas the '52 remake eliminated some sequences; downplayed Newman's Javert as just a cop doing his job/less obsessive; expanded and almost glamorized Debra Paget's Cosette character; etc., etc. The revolutionary/loyalist battle scenes in the end were of no comparison. The remake looked as if they cut corners by not hiring too many extras. Four stars for the '52, and for the '35 -- FIVE STARS.

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lunali
Jan 16, 2012

Is this the new or old version?

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books_rock
Nov 11, 2011

This is the best ever movie. It made me and my friends cry. Really good movie. Read the book first though. Will be many surprises

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waltery
Sep 21, 2010

I believe there is an error in the spelling of the title.

The jacket and references to this dvd have the spelling Les Misérables.

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books_rock
Nov 11, 2011

Sexual Content: Bit of this too

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books_rock
Nov 11, 2011

Violence: French revolution

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books_rock
Nov 11, 2011

Coarse Language: There is some swearing

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Monolith
Dec 14, 2012

Jean Valjean: "Remember to love each other -- always... There's scarcely anything else in life but that."

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Monolith
Dec 14, 2012

Jean Valjean: "Remember, as was once told me: Life is to give, not to take."

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books_rock
Nov 11, 2011

"Cosette I love you"

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books_rock
Nov 11, 2011

books_rock thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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