Les Misérables - Craft Featurette: Sound Mixing / Editing
If you are itching to see Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" on Christmas day, check out the featurette with details on sound mixing/editing and are complete with footage and commentary from the cast and crew.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Les Misérables is a British musical drama film produced by Working Title Films and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is based on the musical of the same name by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer, which is in turn based on Les Misérables, the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo.
The film is directed by Tom Hooper, scripted by William Nicholson, and stars an ensemble cast led by Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, and Aaron Tveit also star in supporting roles. The film tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former prisoner who becomes mayor of a town in France. Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine, and must avoid being captured again by Javert, a police inspector.
Development of Les Misérables began in the late 1980s. After the musical's 25th Anniversary concert in October 2010, producer Cameron Mackintosh announced that the film resumed development. Hooper and Nicholson were approached in March 2011 and the main characters were cast in 2011. Principal photography of the film commenced in March 2012, and took place in various locations in Winchester and Portsmouth in Hampshire, England, as well as Paris in France.
Les Misérables premiered in London at the Empire, Leicester Square on 5 December 2012, and is scheduled to be released on 25 December 2012 in the United States and on 11 January 2013 in the United Kingdom. The film has been met with initially positive critical reception, with many critics praising the acting of Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway and has been nominated for numerous awards. Before the film's release, it was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Film (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) for Hugh Jackman and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.