Les Mis

January 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

We watched Les Miserables the other day – I’d watched it twice before onstage, and once in the cinema within the last month. The show may be about ‘the miserable’, but it is most certainly not a miserable experience.

The depth of the drama, the quality of the music; the beauty of the setting; the strength of the characters – are all reasons why this is a great story. 

Which reminds me that, no story is properly told without the right setting, language, timing and effects – without these, a story is merely a coincidential happening in the reality of time; there but missing the point.

And even though my fellow audience was fairly offending by laughing more than shedding the quiet tear, watching it with them was what made the movie an actual experience, and not the movie per se, itself.

Sigh.

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