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Here are the Details on 'Suddenly', Hugh Jackman's New Song in 'Les Miserables': VIDEO

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Four new featurettes are out on the upcoming Tom Hooper adaptation of Les Miserables, including one about a newly-added song called "Suddenly", which acknowledges Jean Valjean's paternal awakening upon meeting Cosette.

Check it out, along with three more on hair, make-up, production design, and costume.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

And for those of you who can't get enough, two more featurettes on production design, hair and make-up:

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  1. Stunning song, sure first runner for Oscar.
    AB&C-MS surely write beautiful songs.
    AND Hugh, he is perfect, is he even real? He is a perfect man, a real life McDreamy.
    I am so waiting to see this movie.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Dec 7, 2012 10:13:13 AM


  2. Jackman is actually the one cast member I'm worried about in this film. From what I've seen of the previews and his rendition of "What Have I Done," I wasn't all that impressed. Valjean is introspective and gentle at times yes, but he is also strong-willed, bullish, determined, and forceful. That side doesn't seem apparent from what I've seen. Also, Hugh seems to talk more than he sings.

    Posted by: Jack | Dec 7, 2012 10:56:27 AM


  3. I am going to a screening on the 18th and i CAN'T WAIT!

    Posted by: Frank | Dec 7, 2012 11:23:21 AM


  4. I am looking forward to this movie immensely and already have my tickets for Christmas morning. (Traditional Jewish Christmas and all.) But Jack, I totally agree with you, in a lot of the clips I've seen, the characters sing-speak a bit more than I'd like them to. Hopefully they won't when it counts.

    Posted by: Larry | Dec 7, 2012 12:22:33 PM


  5. Jack, how much have you actually seen? I think I've seen all the previews and they don't really give enough to judge the performances of anyone.

    Posted by: db | Dec 7, 2012 12:23:58 PM


  6. DB I've seen anything that's been released. And the last round of previews combined with Jackman's interview in the extended behind the scenes look gives me pause. I'm not judging the product, I'm saying I have concerns over what it will look like in the end.

    Posted by: Jack | Dec 7, 2012 12:47:42 PM


  7. If you are going to be worried about any of the male lead performances, it should be about Crowe's Javert, not Jackman's Valjean.

    Posted by: MiloTock | Dec 7, 2012 2:54:10 PM


  8. @Miltolock:

    Touche, I guess i kind of disregarded that. I actually thought Jackman was a good pick for the role, and he's obviously a great talent, it's more my concern over his artistic license with a book and show that I love.

    Crowe, on the other hand, never belonged anywhere near this film, IMO.

    Posted by: Jack | Dec 7, 2012 3:02:07 PM


  9. I've liked the previews. On stage, you can get away with just singing, but in a film you have to act, or it doesn't work. Sometimes that means speaking the lines instead of singing them.

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 7, 2012 3:03:17 PM


  10. Actually, my main question is whether Thénardier's homophobia is going to be played for homophobic laughs again.

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 7, 2012 3:07:55 PM


  11. I think the song is excellent and could definetly be an Oscar contender.

    But... Am I the only one slightly bothered by director Tom Hooper's comment, "I felt the one thing missing from the musical..." ?

    Posted by: THOMAS | Dec 7, 2012 7:22:22 PM


  12. I hate musicals,... I'm sure it will last 4 hrs, singed? add another 4 hrs x( !!!

    Posted by: MArk | Dec 7, 2012 10:19:39 PM


  13. Oh, I like Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard's version better.

    :)

    ^^X^^

    Posted by: Bruce Wayne | Dec 8, 2012 12:14:05 AM


  14. Was looking forward to the film but, after reading some reviews, no longer. The famous songs are fine by themselves but hear them in succession and they all sound the same: same rhythms, same build-up, same release. Some of the reviews have said this sameness marks the director's technique too.

    Of course, they had to write a song for the movie. Otherwise, it would not have an original song to qualify for an Oscar nomination, and that would be embarrassing for such a BIG musical.

    Posted by: Guy | Dec 10, 2012 1:12:59 AM


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