My relationship with Les Miserables isn’t the greatest. I had a roommate who got slightly depressed during my sophomore year of college and it happened to coincide with our visit to see a touring production of the show in town. She borrowed a floormate’s copy of the the “Complete Symphonic Recording” and copied it to tape (remember when that happened?!?!) and listened to it non-stop for months on end whenever she was in the room. From start to finish. She’d pause it when she left the room and resume it when it came back on. Ok… so maybe she was more than slightly depressed, but needless to say that I have heard the words and songs more times than I preferred and it became the Macarena/Call Me Maybe of my college days.
So… it’s hard to hear the songs and think of them as anything but elevator music at times.
But then Mr. M showed me this trailer last night, and I’m pretty certain my heart skipped a beat.
Real people singing in real time in a movie musical?!? What?!?! WHAT?!?!
I’m buying an extra large popcorn and soda, bringing my tissues and pretending that I ever mistook “Do you Hear the People Sing?” for background music.
This is going to be utterly amazing friends! :)