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vanity - has any one seen Django or Les Mis?

Posted on 12/25/2012 7:08:12 PM PST by Perdogg

Has any one seen Django or Les Mis? I am thinking about going to the movies this weekend. I know Les Mis is a musical but I was thinking that the theatre might be full of single women.

I like the music in Django, but I am not a fan of any of thr Obamatrons in the film.

any insight to either movie?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: communisttripe; django; lesmis; lesmiserables; victorhugo
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1 posted on 12/25/2012 7:08:14 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I just got back from seeing Les Mis. I thought it was dull. The way the movie was filmed was strange. Endless closeups.


2 posted on 12/25/2012 7:11:03 PM PST by y6162
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To: Perdogg
I know Les Mis is a musical but I was thinking that the theatre might be full of single women.

And this is a bad thing?

3 posted on 12/25/2012 7:14:30 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Perdogg

I wouldn’t go to Django if the theater is in an area populated by a certain demographic.


4 posted on 12/25/2012 7:14:33 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Perdogg

We boycott Hollywood.


5 posted on 12/25/2012 7:15:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

no, it is very good thing. my sister was on me again about not being married or at least dating.


6 posted on 12/25/2012 7:16:21 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I had actually considered that


7 posted on 12/25/2012 7:17:10 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg

Good, because given the current climate, I truly believe it will lead to violence.


8 posted on 12/25/2012 7:18:21 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Perdogg
Django appears to be made for the specific purpose of black-agit-prop. Unless you are black and looking for some hate-whitey, retro-thug, spaghetti western, I’d suggest you pass.
9 posted on 12/25/2012 7:19:25 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Perdogg

les petit mademoiselles va à le théâtre


10 posted on 12/25/2012 7:19:39 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: Perdogg

Watch Skyfall.


11 posted on 12/25/2012 7:22:14 PM PST by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: Perdogg
I know Les Mis is a musical but I was thinking that the theatre might be full of single women.

According to South Park, musicals make women amenable to certain... acts.

Broadway Bro Down, Season 15, Episode 11.

12 posted on 12/25/2012 7:22:27 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Revolting cat!
I've paid to see one movie in the last 10 years. “Miracle” which was about the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey team.
13 posted on 12/25/2012 7:22:39 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Revolting cat!
We boycott Hollywood.

Ditto.

14 posted on 12/25/2012 7:23:39 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: builder

I saw Skyfall in November and posted a review.


15 posted on 12/25/2012 7:24:16 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: y6162

All the chicks are raving about it on Facebook. That’s your warning right there.

I’d rather go see Bruce Willis in Looper or Liam Neeson in Taken 2


16 posted on 12/25/2012 7:24:24 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: Perdogg

Not that I was going to go see Django anyway, but I would definitely not go given what the tard said the other day.

Our movie was the Hobbit.


17 posted on 12/25/2012 7:26:46 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“I wouldn’t go to Django if the theater is in an area populated by a certain demographic”

I am staying away for sure.


18 posted on 12/25/2012 7:29:30 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: ican'tbelieveit

loved the Hobbit


19 posted on 12/25/2012 7:30:08 PM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: hecht

maybe I will checkit out.


20 posted on 12/25/2012 7:31:24 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: ConservativeStatement
10 years, eh? Got you beat easy.

I am way over 20 years, 23 I believe. I recall Dances with Wolves was the last one, at the insistence of my then fiance. I was not enthused about goiing, but could not refuse at the time.......

21 posted on 12/25/2012 7:31:57 PM PST by doorgunner69
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les jeunes filles chaudes, Monsieur Perdogg!


22 posted on 12/25/2012 7:32:58 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: Perdogg

I saw the stage production of “Les Mis” and liked it.


23 posted on 12/25/2012 7:34:27 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Perdogg

Django - racist. Please don’t feed the “progressive” hate beast.


24 posted on 12/25/2012 7:39:24 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: y6162

I just got back from Les Miz and it was sold out all over Asheville. Daughter from Chicago got us ticket reservations over internet. I saw the stage production twice and love the music and story. It was extremely well done. Although the Hollywood singers don’t do justice to the more operatic voices of the stage production, the acting more than made up for the less operatic voices. Jean ValJean played by Hugh Jackman is Oscar nomintaion worth. His voice was fine and made up royally with the acting. I finally put the whole story better together with the movie-stunning photography-you could hear a pin drop throughout the full house theater and a clapping ovation at the end of the film. I want to see it again. Also saw Life of Pi-wonderful ,thought provoking story and Hitchcock-wonderful also. Must see all of them and i see few movies.


25 posted on 12/25/2012 7:40:01 PM PST by Cordio
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To: campaignPete R-CT

young hot women?


26 posted on 12/25/2012 7:40:43 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg; hecht

While the book “The Hobbit” was more geared toward a young audience, the movie is much darker. Great action, back to Middle Earth. Improvements for some characters, like Elrond. Some comedy.


27 posted on 12/25/2012 7:40:58 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: doorgunner69
Good stuff. The last one prior to Miracle was Devil's Advocate with Pacino playing the devil/lawyer.
28 posted on 12/25/2012 7:42:21 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Perdogg

The movie theatre is not a place to meet women, it is a place to take women after you meet them.


29 posted on 12/25/2012 7:49:23 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Perdogg

Tarantino gave an extended interview on PBS yesterday that I had to suffer through due to family in the room, it was intolerable to the point that I couldn’t bear to listen to his description of the plot of the movie, much less see it develop on screen in the theater on account of his smarm and ego. I’ve seen most of his films, and slowly realized the whole push of his movies is not to glorify the plot or the characters or the cinematography, but Tarantino himself.


30 posted on 12/25/2012 7:50:52 PM PST by jz638
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To: Perdogg

Got back from Les Mis 10 min ago. At least 2 cute women in crowd (my wife and daughter) and 2 somewhat bored guys (son and self). Good movie, felt like 4 hours long. Jackman is awesome, Crowe a bit too sympathetic as Javert. Other singing is very good.

All in all, a good movie. But the actors pale beside Darren McGavin and Alastair Sim, both of whom we watched last night.


31 posted on 12/25/2012 7:51:16 PM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: Perdogg

The book is marvelous, the staging of it is a letdown.


32 posted on 12/25/2012 7:57:49 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Perdogg

Chiquitá caliente


33 posted on 12/25/2012 8:03:14 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: Cordio

I could have written what you wrote!

The stage production was wonderful, and I was a little concerned the movie might fall short. It did not, and in fact, added another dimension to the enjoyment.

My only less than positive comment is that Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of Cosette was not as solid and her character did not have the depth of the stage presentation. She was good; but not great.

The theatre I was in - Richmond, VA - was also sold out.

I would highly recommend seeing the movie.


34 posted on 12/25/2012 8:09:31 PM PST by Helen
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Went to Les Miz at 11:00 today. Signs at the theater said that all shows today were sold out, we luckily had bought tickets online!

The sound cut in and out about halfway through, and the manager came in and apologized and said we’d all get refunds. They tried to get it going again, but then it cut out completely. Some in the audience tried a sing-along to the video, but unfortunately we were in a complicated part of the music......

So, I don’t know whether to go back for the second half, or use my voucher for zero dark thirty.

I sure hope that theater manager didn’t have to turn away 4 more showings today! The look on the poor guy’s face.....


35 posted on 12/25/2012 8:37:05 PM PST by jaybee
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Mais d’accord! O La La!!


36 posted on 12/25/2012 8:38:09 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Perdogg

Yes that’s the translation.


37 posted on 12/25/2012 8:39:33 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

C’est-ca mon ami. Les jolli jeunes filles, n’est-ca pas?


38 posted on 12/25/2012 8:41:09 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Helen

Anne Hathaway played Fantine, not Cosett.


39 posted on 12/25/2012 8:41:34 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Si,y que linde!


40 posted on 12/25/2012 8:43:04 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Perdogg
Just got back from Le Mis…Have seen the stage production several times and the music is often played in our house. This is a very good production and we all enjoyed it a lot (four of us). One negative that had me wondering for a minute… the computer animation with the shipyard at the very beginning is rather lame but fortunately it lasts for a short time and I’m sure others saw it and didn’t notice it. The story as a stage production actually flows reasonably well but the movie makes all the parts flow seamlessly. The themes of justice denied, pursuit by the law for nonsense reasons, kindness, forgiveness, redemption etc come through very well and it’s actually possible to have a tear well up from time to time. As a musical, I’m sure that folks will comment on the music not being as good as a stage production…. They’d be right but well, duh. In my opinion, it actually works better because the singers are not great. I mean, who would go to hear Russell Crowe sing? However, the reason I say it actually works better is because it makes the characters a bit more believable…these are after all supposed to be a bunch of ordinary people and thus while the actors better be able to act, the should not necessarily be able to sing as flawlessly as opera singers. Having said that, the singing was reasonably good and since virtually all the dialogue is in song, it’s important to distinctly understand every word. Another thing that made the music in my view be far more believable is that the singing was obviously recorded on the set as the acting actually happened…. As opposed to actors just doing their lines and then doing the singing in a studio with it all getting dubbed in later. Often in musicals the words can’t be clearly understood but such was not the case in Le Mis. Overall, I’d give it high marks and yes, Jackman is great in it.

As for The Hobbit, I saw it a few nights ago with some other family members. The others thought it was ok but I hated it….the bone crunching bass blasts were too frequent and way to loud and it goes on and on because of the many battle scenes. I mention this because I’m sure that the theatre I saw it in is not unique…. It’s the kind of movie where they really crank up the bass/volume and folks might want to consider taking earplugs with them as it was headache-inducing. I am sick and tired of make-belief movies where every fantastic danger is meant with an even more fantastic solution which is met by an more fantastic danger which is met be an even more fantastic solution……… and on and on it goes. I’m sure it was only a bit over 2 hours long but it felt like 5 and I couldn’t wait for it to end. Computer animations are a fact of life in movie making and thus here to stay….but I think that in this case, while expected to be plentiful, it actually detracted much from the movie and it would have been a far better movie if it had of had about 1/10 of the computer animations. I’d give it a miss.

41 posted on 12/25/2012 8:46:07 PM PST by hecticskeptic
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I saw Les Miserables today. In a word, awesome. They sold so many tickets at my multiplex that they had open another theater and show it there simultaneously. Jackman and Hathaway deserve Oscars although Crowe was a little weak, in my opinion.

I have seen the play and several scenes, such as “Empty Chairs and Empty Tables,” come off much more powerfully on the screen than on stage.

Highly recommend.


42 posted on 12/25/2012 8:49:37 PM PST by Inyokern
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To: Perdogg

I reccamend Jack Reacher...very entertaining.


43 posted on 12/25/2012 8:50:11 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Perdogg

“I was thinking that the theatre might be full of single women. “

Thanks for the tip. As a newly single guy; I know what movie I am heading to.


44 posted on 12/25/2012 9:04:50 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: varina davis

Long day, shallow thinking! Thanks for the correction.


45 posted on 12/25/2012 9:06:59 PM PST by Helen
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To: Revolting cat!
We boycott Hollywood.

Same here. I refuse to give the liberal idiots one.damn.penny.

46 posted on 12/25/2012 9:08:27 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: Helen

I think Anne Hathaway’s character is Fontine.

Apple Blossom


47 posted on 12/25/2012 9:15:20 PM PST by Apple Blossom (Politicians are like diapers, they both need changed regularly, and for the same reason.)
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To: ASouthernGrl

I can’t go to the movies anymore either. My money is tight and that’s the last place I’d spend it these days- certainly do not need to be spending those dollars propping up the Hollywood lifestyles


48 posted on 12/25/2012 9:23:05 PM PST by Babashane
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Miracle" was the last movie my wife and I paid to see, too.
49 posted on 12/25/2012 9:51:46 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Perdogg

We saw Argo today. Very well done. Great except for the carter VoiceOver at the very end.


50 posted on 12/25/2012 10:02:02 PM PST by Yaelle
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