full performance: Stars
I want to do unmentionable things to Russell Crowe’s mouth — I think it’s so goshdarn sexy. Is that bad?
this is a post about how much i love russell crowe when javert sings “SHOOT ME NOW OR SHOOT ME LATER” i just welp
I know his performance has been much maligned, but I think it’s unwarranted I think he was a great Javert if you saw the movie and didn’t just listen to the soundtrack. I especially think the “shoot me now or shoot me later” scene was fantastic. Some of his best vocal work in the movie. The scene can come off as very sing-songy in the musical, but let’s face it, Javert was just captured — there needs to be a sense of defiance, half-crazed almost mockery and Crowe captured that — spot on.
Can we just take a moment to look at Enjolras’s little scared, exhausted face and how Combeferre (at least I think that’s him I don’t have my glasses on and he won’t stay still long enough for me to be able to clearly identify him) is trying to pull Enjy to safety and how they’re almost…
So heartbreaking. The way the final battle was shot is so so different than the stage. Here you see not just their bravery, but also their fear. So heartbreaking.
That’s Joly in the back; Jean Prouvaire is pulling Enjolras.
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Everyone's having a terrible time. Valjean and Javert try to outsass each other.
Bitchy women sing a song and it's catchy as fuck. Oh poor Fantine.
A jaunty, jovial little tune about prostitution in which Fantine has her soul crushed. Poor Fantine.
POOR FANTINE OH GOD CAN THINGS GET ANY WORSE FOR HER.
VALJEAN YOU ARE SUCH A GOOD SPORT.
THINGS GOT WORSE FOR FANTINE.
Oh my god Javert the world is not split into good people and death eaters, will you just accept that humans have multidimensional personalities. More Fantine Feels.
You're so sweet have all the clouds just take them.
Thank god, something funny. Also, it's scientifically impossible to hear one line without singing the rest of the song.
You guys are such dicks but I just can't stay mad at you.
I'm having feels about string instruments. Javert proves himself to be multidimensional, which is ironic because it's the one thing he can't accept about other people, oh my god leave Valjean alone.
'allo there guvnor oim Gavroche the french cockney.
Jesus Marius we've got really important shit to do can you shut up about that girl you just met. Also so many feels because they're all such good friends so full of hope. Enjolras you wonderful man.
Enjolras feels. Les Mis feels. Just so many feels.
Shit is about to go down! I feel so in love with all of them. Enjolras!
Oh Eponine. I can't handle this.
Oh my god I can't go on. This is so tragic.
There's no way I can go on, I hurt so much.
This is torture, I literally can't hold any more feels, I didn't know this was possible, I'm going to have a breakdown.
I am in physical pain.
Why don't you just saw my arms of and leave me to die it would be less painful.
I'm getting genuinely worried I'm going to die from feels.
The people reiterate why I feel so sad and it makes me sadder.
I want to curl into the foetal position and sob into my hands for the next 19 years, I can't listen to anymore of this but I also can't stop because it's beautiful.
I thought I had no soul left but I still want to sing along.
I honestly didn't know it was scientifically possible for one person to feel this many things. This musical killed and resurrected me 1000 times, OH MY GOD IT'S SO POWERFUL WHAT IS THIS MAGIC.
i love to think that when little cosette sings “she says ‘cosette, i love you very much’” she means the lady dressed in white is actually her mother, fantine — a mother who she never knew, but somehow appeared in her dream. some have just dismissed the lady in white as an angel, but it has to be an image of her mother loving her.
Love love love this. Don’t forget, Fantine is dressed in white when she dies. I’ve always thought it was her mother who comes to finally visit her and say Goodbye after she dies.
I want to see how many of us there are
I like this version better.
I do, as well. One of my favorite live versions of any QR song. I’m not crazy about the album version, but this version is amazing.