Reviews: Stage, Screen and Other Adaptations
Since finishing my epic re-read of Les Misérables, I’ve been watching the various movie adaptations and finding other versions of the story, including a classic radio play, some comics, and even a children’s book.
- 1935 Les Misérables Movie directed by Richard Boleslawski, starring Frederic March and Charles Laughton.
- 1952 Les Misérables Movie directed by Lewis Milestone, starring Michael Rennie and Robert Newton.
- 1978 Les Misérables Movie directed by Glenn Jordan, starring Anthony Perkins and Richard Jordan.
- 1998 Les Misérables Movie directed by Bille August, starring Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush.
- 2000 Les Misérables TV Miniseries (3-hour version) directed by Josée Dayan, starring Gerard Depardieu and John Malkovich.
- 2012 Les Misérables Movie musical directed by Tom Hooper, starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
- Followup: The 2012 movie after re-reading the book
Spoofs and Parodies
- Les Miseranimals (Animaniacs’ spoof)
- Thénardier’s Inn (a cabaret-style parody)
- Three Les Misérables parodies