if youre ever sad just remember that right now im playing cards against humanity and a custom black card came up that said “Marius, what’s wrong today?” and I put survivor’s guilt as my answer
|—||Marius Pontmercy, Book XXI (via incorrectlesmisquotes)|
We’re all bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it.
movies you have to see: the breakfast club
- Favourite Female: hazel
- Favourite Male: nico
- 3 Other Favourite Characters: frank, leo, piper
- 3 OTPs: nico/percy, nico/jason, hazel/piper
- Notp: nico/annabeth
- Funniest character: percy tbh
- Prettiest character: hazel
- Most Annoying Character: octavian maybe
- Most badass character: annabeth
- Character I’d like as my BFF: frank
- Female Character I’d Marry: hazel
- Male Character I’d Marry: percy
- Character I hate/dislike/least like: octavian (by default i guess)
- Favourite Female:
- Favourite Male:
- 3 Other Favourite Characters:
- 3 OTPs:
- Funniest character:
- Prettiest character:
- Most Annoying Character:
- Most badass character:
- Character I’d like as my BFF:
- Female Character I’d Marry:
- Male Character I’d Marry:
- Character I hate/dislike/least like:
|—||javert at some point, probabaly (via lawyer-oliver)|
You know what? I’m willing to forgive literally every sin that Les Miserables (2012) has against it. Well, except for that god-awful frontal shot of Marius during ECAET; what possessed their cinematographer to make that really inappropriate choice where one of his/her favored close-ups would’ve actually worked there? Anyway, I digress. There are roughly 8 billion characters and subplots in the virtually unfilmable novel, so for the musical, it makes sense to reduce them and focus on the arguably central plot: Jean Valjean’s quest for redemption. However, there leaves little room for character development, something that, while acceptable on stage, is hard to swallow as a filmgoer.
If you REALLY wanted to make a great version of Les Mis that stays true to the novel as well as bringing in the fantastic music from the musical, the solution is NOT a single film. Try a TV series, amis. By making 90 minutes apiece episodes, you can make each episode focus purely on one part of the novel, while also throwing a few songs per episode to spice things up. Crucify me if you want, I’ve cut out songs that I’ve deemed unnecessary. Here, I’ve even come up with a rough episode arc for your consideration:
1: Jean Valjean. This would focus on his quest for redemption and how he comes to be mayor of Montreuil-sur-mer.
Songs included: “Look Down,” “The Village/The Bishop,” “Valjean’s Soliloquy,” “Fauchelavant’s Cart/Javert’s False Report.”
2: Fantine. Hey, how about we actually tell her story? Includes the tale of Tholomyes, introduces the Thenardiers and Cosette, her life in M-sur-M and firing, her journey into prostitution, her arrest, and her death. Also, Valjean’s rearrest, and “death.”
Songs included: “ATEOTD,” “lovely ladies,” “Fantine’s arrest”, “Who Am I?/the Trial” “fantine’s death/the confrontation”
3&4. Cosette’s Childhood Two-Parter. This is such an important part of the novel in terms of character development, so I’m giving it two episodes to cover it. We can also give Javert a bit of screentime in these episodes.
Songs included: “Castle on a cloud” “Master of the House” “The Waltz of Treachery” “Suddenly (shut up, this song covers a chapter of introspective narrative, so I’m keeping it as important)”
5. Marius Pontmercy. We can explore his childhood, connection to the Thenardiers/Javert/ABC, and his relationship with Cosette (actually expanded properly). We can see more of Eponine’s character and teenage Cosette as well. Starts with an opening shot of the Waterloo aftermath, ends with Marius going into the Cafe Musain.
Songs included: “Look Down reprise,” “The robbery (moved back to its proper place next door to Marius’ lodgings instead of the streets)” “IML/AHFOL” “Attack on Rue Plumet”
6. Les Amis de l’ABC. For God’s sake, let’s actually get to know and care about them with their distinct personalities that the musical glosses over. First off, let’s add Bahorel back in. This shall be the “gearing up for battle” episode, ending with a shot of the finished barricade.
Songs included: “Red & Black,” “One Day More,” and “Do you hear the people sing?”
7. The Barricades. This episode will be pretty evenly split between character development/bloodbath. The audience will keenly feel every single death, so I’d really like a shot-for-shot representation of the novel as I feel it was executed better that way. Ends with Enjolras and Grantaire dying holding hands as in the novel.
Songs included: “A Little Fall of Rain,” “Drink with me,” and “Little People”
8. Aftermath. Journey through the sewers, dropping off Marius, javert’s suicide, Marius’ recovery and guilt/sorrow, the wedding, time jump to Valjean leaving Cosette.
Songs included: “Turning” “Javert’s Suicide” “Marius and Cosette” “Who Am I (reprise)?”
9. Ending. Valjean’s death. Includes Thenardier’s final appearance and all loose ends are tied up.
Justin Keyes as Marius in Les Misérables at Dallas Theater Center
//heavy breathing// my wife my wife my wife
*points to favorite character* bisexual
*fandom crying loudly* no…stop……theyre not….they either homogay or heterostraight…..please don’t….
*points to favorite character again* love that bisexual
I didn’t see you there, forgive me