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Old 12-29-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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A mis-characterization of my message. You could have added that I was basically agreeing with you. I was doing what I always do - exchanging views - the fact that it was Christmas morning didn't even occur to me. Let's not even get into your response. If I were you I would be embarrassed even to bring up the matter, as if you had some legitimate grievance, whereas the reality is exactly the opposite.
Better answer: I'm sorry if I upset you; that was not my intension.

 
Old 12-29-2012, 06:47 AM
 
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Just came back from the movie Les Misérables. Possibly the best film I've ever seen, it will likely sweep the Oscars. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne (and the little boy) are stellar and heartbreaking. I think many in attendance had tears rolling down their faces with every scene and song. It had a much more humane feel than the Broadway musical, and the cinematography was astounding. Victor Hugo's masterpiece, imho, ranks with the five most outstanding novels of all time...and is timeless and apropo today. So one winter project "in retirement" is to revisit the book and do some background reading on the French 1832 uprising, as it's been some 40 years since reading it with an attempt in French. Anyway, if you can, see this movie.
My wife reallllllllllllllllllllly wants to see it so probably this week.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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My wife reallllllllllllllllllllly wants to see it so probably this week.
LOL - my husband who is very musical - sings, plays multiple instruments, directs choirs, etc....he does not want to see it....and me, Miss Unmusical, can't carry a tune in a bag, can't wait. I don't want to go alone...hmmm, I'll have to get persuavive I guess (in a nice way of course ).
 
Old 12-29-2012, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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LOL - my husband who is very musical - sings, plays multiple instruments, directs choirs, etc....he does not want to see it....and me, Miss Unmusical, can't carry a tune in a bag, can't wait. I don't want to go alone...hmmm, I'll have to get persuavive I guess (in a nice way of course ).
These are not professionally trained voices, as in the staged productions. These actors apparently are using their real voices, and all the nicer and more human and believable as a support to the drama. I did not love the staged versions.

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:35 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I don't need to go; I read the book...in French.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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I don't need to go; I read the book...in French.
What was your take on Javert when you read the book? (This new film production, unlike the staged musicals, portrayed him in a most interesting manner).
 
Old 12-29-2012, 04:42 PM
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What was your take on Javert when you read the book? (This new film production, unlike the staged musicals, portrayed him in a most interesting manner).
He's the bad guy. That's the extent of my interest. There were far more interesting things in the book; my favorite was the drama in the Paris sewer.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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Sixty one in Raleigh and 63 at the beach and now I know why I moved south. Get me back south soon and warm. Tornado watch should be expired so oh yeah had a Tornado watch there. Is there any safe weather zone this week? Warm, comfy, no wind or severe storms?

Brrrrrrrr.

It was a balmy 80 today in Miami Beach.

DW & I walked along the beach for awhile this morning, and then cut over a few blocks and went to the local farmers' market to pick up some fresh, locally-grown produce.

Just another winter day in paradise.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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He's the bad guy. That's the extent of my interest. There were far more interesting things in the book; my favorite was the drama in the Paris sewer.
But the character Javert is part of the main point of the novel. And he wasn't just a bad guy. People are more complex than that. It took my seeing this outstanding film to really understand the moral dilemma of Javert.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 05:33 PM
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But the character Javert is part of the main point of the novel. And he wasn't just a bad guy. People are more complex than that. It took my seeing this outstanding film to really understand the moral dilemma of Javert.
I read the book for pleasure, not for a class.
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