Thursday, 11 September 2014

Les Miserables


Les Miserables is a epic romantic musical historical drama based on the music 'Les Miserables'. The companies that agreed to produced the film where Relativity Media who is owned by Ryan Kavanaugh, Working Title Films who is owned by Comcast Corporation and  Cameron Mackintosh Ltd who is owned by Cameron Mac. The films budget was $60 million and the film was produced by Tim Bevan Eric Fellner Debra Hayward Cameron Mackintosh.

Pre Production:

The script was wrote by William Nicholson Alain Boublil Claude-Michel Schönberg Herbert Kretzmer. The film was Directed by Tom Hooper. The Film stared; 
Hugh Jackman 
Russell Crowe 
Anne Hathaway 
Amanda Seyfried. The film was filmed in the Uk and there were a lot of different locations used in the film some of them where; 
Boughton House
Winchester College 
Winchester Cathedral Close 
Her Majesty's Naval Base Portsmouth
Chatham Dockyard
St Mary the Virgin Church
Ewelme, South Oxford-shire
Greenwich, pinewood studios
Gourdon Aples-Maritimes in France.


They used a range of different cameras to film the film such as a 35mm spherical package of ARRICAM Lite and Studio cameras with ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime Lenses.

Post Production:

The film was edited by Melanie Ann Oliver and Chris Dickens. The film was released on the 11 January 2013 in UK and released on the 25 december in the US. SFX and CG special visual effects where used in the film. The film was marketed in many different ways for example there where posters, Trailers and a premier in London.
The guardian said that "the revolutionary-patriotic fervour is so bizarrely stirring, you'll feel like marching out of the cinema, wrapped in the tricolour, and travelling to Russia to find Gérard Depardieu and tear him limb from limb"
Another review said "Les Misérables is a blockbuster, and the special effects are emotional: explosions of grief; fireballs of romance; million-buck conflagrations of heartbreak. Accordingly, you should see it in its opening week, on a gigantic screen, with a fanatical crowd. There is a strong possibility I may be among them. Crying, probably"
The Daily mail said "Truly revolutionary and visually stunning, Les Miserables isn't just the most ambitious British film ever - it may be the best"
Another review said "Occasionally, like its characters, ragged around the edges, this nevertheless rings with all the emotion and power of the source and provides a new model for the movie musical"
Total Films said "Stirring and striking, Hooper’s epic musical won’t be wanting for awards and plaudits. Danny Cohen’s cinematography is stunning and Hathaway’s Oscar is guaranteed"
The film made $103.6 million in the US Box Office and made over $400 million in total world wide. The DVD and Blu-ray was released on the 22nd of March 2013.

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