"Miserable world" is in the commemoration of the famous French writer Hugo 210 anniversary of the birth of the "tragic world" published 150 anniversary of the occasion, directed by Tom Hobb's film, by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Severide and other stars. The film is the predecessor of the same name musical, according to the French writer Victor Hugo published in 1862, the same name novel adaptation.
The story of the film occurred in the 19th century France, the poor farmers Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman ornaments) because of bread and imprisonment for many years, after the parole was once again ignore the law, had to start to flee. After being confessed to his bishop's influence, Jean Valjean was determined to turn the heart and start a new life. Ten years later he became a successful businessman and became mayor, but had been pursued by the iron officer Javier (Russell Crowe).
February 28, 20xx, the film "miserable world" in mainland China.
In the nineteenth century in Paris, the poor Ran Ah had to go bread for the hungry children, and the result was sentenced to 19 years of hard labor. After leaving the prison, desperate Ran Ah let the mourning bishop stay overnight, but stole the bishop's silver fled, after being caught by the police. The bishop claimed that the silverware was given to him, so that Ran Alai was free from arrest. Bishop's words and deeds of the role of Ran Ah let him, his alias Madeleine, from the heart of the face of hard work, ten years later to become a successful businessman and when the mayor. At this time, before to seize his police chief Shawi appeared, bent on looking for his trouble. In the meantime, Ran Ah had learned the tragic experience of the prostitutes, and promised to take care of her illegitimate girl. Eight years have passed, calm life resurgence - Kesetite fell in love with the Republican youth Maliusus, the vigorous Paris people uprising broke out, the rogue dnadier and Ran Ah let again meet, and over the years Never give up the pursuit of Ran Ah let the police chief Sha Wei also appeared in front of Ran Ah let.
Original to the adaptation
As early as 1988, Alan Parker was ready to proceed with a musical adapted from the Hugo novel "The Sad World". At that time, in Parker's fantasy, it was an original musical. But he then left the crew, and the film director was also replaced in 1991, Bruce Beersford. In 1992, the film producer Cameron McIntosh announced that TriStar film company will make the film. But then, the film was kicked into the trash, deep in the preparatory stage can not get away. Time in 20xx, McIntosh confirmed that the song and dance version of the "miserable world" will be from the prestigious musical adapted from, rather than an original song and dance. McIntosh said that after so many years of hard work and struggle, hoping to find a willing to use the original creative staff, including his own work to the director of the cast.
The director in six years later, he sent the door, the contact in 20xx, the director of McIntosh called Tom Hobo. For his own ability to direct this drama, Hober is very excited, because in his view, "tragic world musical" is a great work. He felt himself to a top, the top is a landmark. Because in his heart, "miserable world" musical is an unparalleled work. Inside the music, inside the lyrics are wonderful. Moreover, Hugo's original is one of the world's most precious cultural wealth. Can come to this crew, and those famous names in the history of working together, is definitely a great thing.
Adaptation of the musical is not too difficult, because the original musical is a plot, there are stories of the main works. Hobo and his writers need to do is to find the right stage for this music, background and actors. In the film on the ground, Hobo decided to bring the crew to the French film. So the whole crew came to France, and because the actor schedule problems, some of the lens shot in the United Kingdom and the United States. Moreover, according to the requirements of McIntosh, those musical master of the creative staff also came to the crew work, especially the original musical composer Claude - Michelle Schoenberg and lyricist Alan Bubier have come Crew work. Schoenberg in addition to the original tune for the film to rewrite the music, but also with Bubier together for the film to write a new song. The new song is called "Suddenly," and McKints said the new song explains why Jean-Claude Jean let him take her away from the bistro and keep taking care of her. This is the only song in the film, but also the most exciting part of the film.
In the past song and dance movies, singing and dancing film is divided into two parts to do. Part of the sound is done in the studio, do a variety of musical instruments and arranger after the synthesis, the output into the soundtrack, as the sound material; and the performance part is done in the studio, the actors listen to their singing those Material, do performance. Singing the link, it becomes a counterpart type of false singing. Although in the concert, singing is disgusting. But in the movie this line, in the song and dance, all the movies are so shot, can be said that no exception. But in this movie, Tom Hobo has made a surprising initiative, he recorded in the studio over the same period, recording the actors in the studio song, and then in the later production for these separate pieces of the accompaniment. Accompaniment is not simple, is an ensemble called the orchestra. Tom Hobber's specific method of operation is like this. He let each actor bring a wireless headset, prepared a piano away from the shooting scene, so that the actors in the shooting, listening to the accompaniment of the piano song. The role of the piano is to let the actor find their own tone, so as not to tune. In this way, he recorded at the same time the scene is a number of independent, almost no noise of the aria. Then, these paragraphs are independently taken out for later production. In the later production, Schoenberg according to these aria, and the actor's individual rhythm and tone re-arranged all the songs of the song, in the studio, to sing as a blueprint for these "singing" soundtrack. After the synthesis, it became the film in those singing and dancing music clips. Using this way to shoot a whole movie, which in the history of the film is the first time.
Choose this production process, Hobo has his own ideas, he hoped that this is a musical and have the same level of film, but also hope that it has a musical texture, so I chose the same period to record recording, in the late Making in the music. To do so, you can more accurately capture the actors in the singing when the expression and eyes. To know, singing and the mouth of the time, people's expressions, including eyes and neck of the veins are not the same. In this movie, there are many close-ups, so as to show this unique texture. This kind of shooting method gives the actor a bigger performance space because there is only one auxiliary piano on the scene, and Hober does not have any restrictions on the design of the concert in advance. All the rhythms, severity, and emotional expressions are actors Their own preparation and improvisation at the scene, while the piano is based on the performance of the actors to adjust their own rhythm, which makes the actors in the film singing more natural and innocent, but also makes the film feel very novel.