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Watch: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Samantha Barks & More Sing In 5 Clips From 'Les Misérables'

by Kevin Jagernauth
November 30, 2012 11:34 PM
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With the movie now playing for critics and screeners already in the hands of many, Universal's push for Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables" is going into the final stretch as it heads toward a release later this month, and now the biggest taste yet of the movie has arrived in five clips from the film.

While the trailers have promised a faithful adaptation of the beloved stage musical, along with an epic scope, these scenes largely show the intimate moments between key characters like Fantine (Anne Hathaway), Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) and Javert (Russell Crowe) along with Cosette and Marius (Amanda Seyfriend and Eddie Redmayne). But perhaps most of all, fans will finally get a real taste of Samantha Barks as Eponine singing "On My Own."

Thoughts? Feedback? Let us know what you think of how this is shaping up below. "Les Misérables" gets on stage on Christmas Day. [Awards Daily]

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  • Mick | December 1, 2012 2:03 PMReply

    Anne, Eddie and to an extent Seyfried stand out the most. Basically in that order. The rest, not as special from looking at these clips but Crowe is better than I thought based on the feedback.

  • Christina | December 1, 2012 11:11 AMReply

    Eddie Redmayne has the most beautiful voice. Goes so perfectly with the slightly nasal voice (not meant in an insulting way) of Amanda Seyfried.

  • Julie | December 1, 2012 10:43 AMReply

    Omg Samantha Barks!! Finally!! She sounds beautiful! So excited for this movie!!

  • Jennifer | January 22, 2013 8:16 PM

    I personally thought Samantha was every bit as good as Hathawy in this movie and just as emotional. Best voice from the movie

  • tomincmh | December 1, 2012 12:36 PM

    Agreed. It was nice to finally see something of Samantha in the film. It seems like the studio has largely chosen to hide her in favor of the big name actors.

  • Alana | December 1, 2012 10:13 AMReply

    Great songs! I can't wait to see this

  • Alfonso | December 1, 2012 9:18 AMReply

    I think Tom Hooper has excellent taste to choose the scripts, or in this case more like the material, and I guess also the actors (although who wouldn´t choose Anne Hattaway and Hugh Jackman for any musical). But then he also chooses those lenses and forces the audience to get used to them, or he does things like moving the camera slightly to show the pavement when Samantha Banks sings about it, or that in you face shot with the factory workers. I think he proves that a director needs to be wise when choosing material, and that it helps to have you personal style, in order to be awarded, even if that style is so strange.

  • ALFONSO | December 1, 2012 4:37 PM

    Yes, of course I meant it as a compliment to the actors. As you said, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman are two of the few stars who can really sing in a professional, Broadway style, so it is really a no brainer for Hooper or any other director to choose them for a musical.

  • Travis | December 1, 2012 1:11 PM

    Penny, I think his point is it isn't really rocket science to pick them for a musical. I think it is a compliment

  • penny | December 1, 2012 12:04 PM

    Alfonso, Jackman & Hathaway are some of the few movie stars that actually have singing talent. You haven't seen the movie to criticize it. Or are you just a hater ?!

  • PIKE | December 1, 2012 7:38 AMReply

    The cinematography is absolutely hideous. Just like in The King's Speech. All those extremely wide-angle lenses and clueless shaky cam shots. It looks like it doesn't fit the movie at all, just like, you guessed it, in The King's Speech.

  • Michael | December 1, 2012 12:26 AMReply

    "And The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Goes To.... Anne Hathaway"

  • tomincmh | December 1, 2012 12:34 PM

    Unfortunately, you're probably right. I'm just not a fan of her's. Outside of her coming to fame in the Disney universe and her tendency to overact in certain films, I don't know exactly why.

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