Les Misérables

WayTwoGo replied on 06/01/2019 23:31

Posted on 06/01/2019 23:31

Have you seen the complaints about this dramatisation because the BBC, apparently, "decided" to remake it without the music???? Goodness.

All I wish is the series had been broadcast in the 1960s when we had to study it for French A Level. I felt I was studying 4 subjects: my actual three and Les Misérables.

DavidKlyne replied on 07/01/2019 00:29

Posted on 07/01/2019 00:29

I have watched the first two episodes, a bit on the slow side I feel. Personally glad there is no singing!!! Should we consider Victor Hugo the French Charles Dickens? The latter certainly doesn't have so many roads named after him in his own country.

David

WayTwoGo replied on 07/01/2019 00:39

Posted on 07/01/2019 00:29 by DavidKlyne

I have watched the first two episodes, a bit on the slow side I feel. Personally glad there is no singing!!! Should we consider Victor Hugo the French Charles Dickens? The latter certainly doesn't have so many roads named after him in his own country.

David

Posted on 07/01/2019 00:39

Very much liking the slow pace. But there are no longuers, just  a leisurely unfolding of the narrative.

I like Hugo's poetry too.

The French allow their heroes to go a long way, on roads.

Uriah Heep Avenue??? Gradgrind Crescent??? Perhaps not.

AnotherDavid replied on 07/01/2019 08:25

Posted on 07/01/2019 08:25

It's my kind of production too but Oh  how desperately sad, just when things become bad they get worse. I was also a bit suprised at the rapid transformation of the released prisoner to wealthy respectable businessman,  perhaps I should get it on the Kindle for our next big trip.

Apologies for the bold quirk of my phoneundecided

Metheven replied on 07/01/2019 08:50

Posted on 07/01/2019 08:50

I'm really into this adaptation, it is something I have never taken an interest in with a musical attachment. Gritty story, emotional also to see Fantine getting dragged deeper and deeper into the mire. Then we have  that nasty piece of work 'Javert' the police Inspector who doggedly pursues 'Valjean'.

Can't wait for the next episode.

brue replied on 07/01/2019 08:55

Posted on 07/01/2019 00:29 by DavidKlyne

I have watched the first two episodes, a bit on the slow side I feel. Personally glad there is no singing!!! Should we consider Victor Hugo the French Charles Dickens? The latter certainly doesn't have so many roads named after him in his own country.

David

Posted on 07/01/2019 08:55

But you could go to Guernsey where he lived for many years at Hauteville House, I think it re-opens this year, in all it's splendour! I think, like Dickens he certainly did well from his writing.

Pliers replied on 07/01/2019 20:32

Posted on 07/01/2019 08:25 by AnotherDavid

It's my kind of production too but Oh  how desperately sad, just when things become bad they get worse. I was also a bit suprised at the rapid transformation of the released prisoner to wealthy respectable businessman,  perhaps I should get it on the Kindle for our next big trip.

Apologies for the bold quirk of my phoneundecided

Posted on 07/01/2019 20:32

Agree with you Another David, really enjoying the production but felt absolutely drained after last night's episode.

Tried to read the book many years ago, but gave up. Might have another go now I'm retired and have more time!