(About reading) “In a few minutes the dark things of earth fled far away and I found myself calm and serene in the light of everlasting truth.”
Me too Claude. Me too.
The funniest thing in the Brick is the names of Valjean’s family.
His dad’s name was Jean.
His mother’s name was Jeanne.
And the name Valjean is slang that came about because people used to shout “there’s Jean” (voilà Jean became vla Jean became Valjean)
So one of the most integral characters in Les Mis has a name that roughly translates to “Jean There’s Jean”
MUSICALS i wanna watch musicals listen to musicals talk about musicals i wanna PERFORM in musicals i wanna direct musicals write musicals design musicals all i want is musicals MUSICALS
This is how you wink.
This is how you deal with your hair.
This is how you cook.
And this is how you feel happy…
You can love a character and accept their flaws.
Loving a character doesn’t mean you excuse the bad things they do.
You can love a character and acknowledge that they’re a bad person.
A bad person does not equal a bad character.
Posted on 11 March, 2014Reblogged from themanofonebook
you’re either for bootlegs or against bootlegs, there is no in between
if you watch bootlegs then you have no right to call out and insult the people who record them
and I know the majority of you do watch or listen to bootlegs, and some of you who watch or listen to them are speaking out against them, which makes no sense at all
if you are against them and think recording bootlegs is a “dick move”, here is a simple solution: DON’T WATCH THEM OR LISTEN TO THEM
so get off of your elitist high horse and shut the fuck up
"As the nucleus of Les Misérables, the story of Jean Valjean has dominated many abridged versions of the novel as well as most film renditions. To exclude the historical commentaries; of the digressions on argot, religious faith, and the sewers; or passages concerning Cosette’s early enslavement by the Thénardiers, Marius’s penurious circumstances, and the band of young revolutionaries who die on the barricades is to rip the hero’s moral struggles out of the context that gives them meaning. It is to transform Les Misérables into something like Le Misérable, to reduce a vast fresco of individual and collective destinies into the relatively trite tale of an ex-convict on the run. Hugo’s poetic imagination ceaselessly weaves analogies between Jean Valjean’s spiritual progress and humanity’s striving toward freedom, harmony, and social justice. What we lose, then, through external abridgment or our own impatience to get on with “the story” is the highly uncommon interconnectedness of the whole. Les Misérables did not originally strike critics as dangerous because of its outlaw protagonist, nor was it initially banned by the Vatican for its plot. Even today, it continues to press for radical social reform, for national and international concord, by appealing for direct popular action that would bypass established institutions."
Everyone else can go home. Grossman is the best.
(Kathryn M. Grossman, Les Misérables: Conversion, Revolution, Redemption)
les miserables not called the brick without reason it smashes the windows of our comfort in our rich ease and builds up in us the values of progress towards the light its also freaking huge victor hugo what a thing that you did (diminutive-fox)
This excerpt that I posted a few months back just got an unexpected second wind…and I had to acknowledge this particularly cool set of tags. “Brick” as more than a joke - I love it.
Tagged #that's why the best adaptation so far is the 1972 Les Miserables #BRAVO THIS POST #les miserables Posted on 24 February, 2014Reblogged from pilferingapples Source hernaniste
Do you ever have something you really enjoy, like really really enjoy it but you can’t really show your friends because they probably won’t enjoy it as much as you?