Whether you’re a Broadway enthusiast who thinks that Anne Hathaway butchered ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ in the trailer or are so excited about the premiere that you’ll be camping out at the theater the night before, you have got to appreciate the approach they took to filming Les Miserables. Every single person is singing every take of the film live. What does that enable the actors to do? Make the acting choices when they have actually gotten to know the other actors, allowing for something more natural, less forced in the film.
Considering how dark and emotional this musical actually is, I think this directing choice has allowed for something big. I don’t know about you, but I am even more excited about the film now.
Here’s the official trailer if you haven’t seen it yet. The film will be released Christmas Day!