I saw my first film at age four. It was a spoof horror starring the Three Stooges and I did not stay until the end.
In many ways I identify with the kid in Cinema Paridiso.
I would not say that musicals are my thing but I will attend without demur. Having been brought up in the West of Ireland I spent many happy hours in the company of Fred and Ginger, Dick Powell, Busby Berkley, Gene Kelly and Cyd Charise (must check spelling). Films like 42nd Street, West Side Story, Student Prince and most of the R&H, King and I etc.
Yesterday in a cinema in Maidenhead I saw Les Mis and I was so blown away by it that I have started this topic in the hope that others will post here. If nothing else it may encourage you to go and be inspired by this wonderful story of redemption and forgiveness. Take a box of hankies and be prepared to cry.Maybe I am going over the top but in my opinion it is not only a great musical with fantastic cast and sound, it is probably one of the best films I have ever seen.It is now definetly in my top 10 of all time.
My Daughter and some friends saw it in West Berks on Friday and said the same about 'tears' etc - they loved it?
We have it on DVD ( just arrived from US - no questions please ) so will take a look this week I guess.
If it involves tears and cinema, I will stay at home! This is the woman who sobbed through the entire film Billy Elliot and much of the stage show as well.
I get so emotional, I am an embarrassment to myself!
Two weeks ago, I was persuaded to go and see the Hobbit. What a nightmare! Quite soon after the film started (I knew it was three hours long)I started the argument in my head. It goes something like this ....
I need the loo
No I don't
Yes I do
How can I get out?
How will I get down those steps?
It's too dark
I need the loo
No, I don't
I'm stuck, can't move, hemmed in by people next to me
I'm going to panic
don't be stupid
I need the loo
Believe it or not, I managed to see and enjoy most of the film AND I didn't need the loo, not even when the film finished!
I'd like to go see the Life of PI having just read the book but LES MIS. will definitely have to wait for DVD!
Hi Lin ,I know just what you mean,we have booked to see a play next week, I'm panicking already,even though I've booked seats right at the back of the theatre,in case I have to leave.
Even a 50 inch telly will not do it justice. See it in the cinema on an afternoon matinee.
The Dolby cinema sound system is incredible and this film was made for it in the same way as Life of Pi was made for 3D.
Please don't miss it Lin because it will inspire you to write!!
Who was this Les Miserable, and why was he so sad a musical was devoted to his
sadness,I have been very sad, desperately sad many many times since Parky decided
to introduce himself, no one has made a musical about me.
Hi we have tickets to see it in Aberdeen on Wednesday evening will remember the tissues. Hope I don't embarrass myself crying