Posts Tagged “Adaptation”
- Review: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Stage Production
Overall the new staging works very well, though the barricade sequences suffer from the loss of the rotating stage. Musically, the show feels rushed.
- Thoughts on Les Misérables: The 2012 Movie Musical - A Fan’s Review
As a fan of the stage musical from way back, I'd say it's good, but has its flaws. Time will tell whether it's great. Here's what did and didn't work for me
- I Watched Three Les Mis Parodies Last Night
A Youtube binge got me watching Sesame Street's Les Mousserables, Animaniacs' Les Miseranimals, Forbidden Broadway's extended take(that), and On My Phone.
- Revisiting the Movie Musical After Re-Reading the Novel
I liked the film of Les Miserables better on second viewing, and also was able to see just how much they brought in from the novel.
- Review: Les Misérables Movie 1978
The story of Jean Valjean vs. Javert is very well done, but the other characters and their stories are pushed out to the point where they're incidental.
- Classics Illustrated: Les Misérables Comic Book (Review)
They manage to fit a lot of the story into a 45-page comic focusing on Jean Valjean, but some of the editorial choices are baffling.
- Review: Les Misérables Movie 1998
This version does a decent job of humanizing Valjean and Javert, and giving Fantine and Cosette more presence, but changes lead to an unsatisfying ending.
- Cozy Classics: Les Misérables (Review)
This board book takes "abridged" to a whole new level, adapting the 1200-page epic to a twelve-word tale for babies and toddlers. Oddly enough, it works.
- Orson Welles’ Les Misérables Radio Play (Review)
A thoughtful adaptation with a strong dramatic narrative that really gets into Valjean's and Javert's heads, but glosses over everyone else.
- Review: Les Misérables Movie 1935
I quite liked Richard Boleslawski's 1935 movie of Les Misérables starring Charles Laughton as Javert and Frederic March as Jean Valjean.
- Review: Les Misérables Movie 1952
Clearly inspired by the 1935 version, this movie has better cinematography, but the characters suffer from being forced into 1950s stereotypes.
- Review: Les Misérables TV Miniseries 2000
Stand-outs: unusual character choices and the Thénardier family as a real menace. But I wanted to like it more than I did.