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brorunner

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               Les miserables.

                            What did you get from the film??
                             or did it pass you by?

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James

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I am sorry but that production , which I have seen in the past does nothing for me. It is a bit like Fiddle on the Roof , everyone loves it but me.

James

Gentlewind

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I've just begun reading the book.  Will try to see the film, soon.

The book has many, many references to Christianity and our faith.  Beautiful portrayal at the very start of a priest, who unlike many other of his contemporaries, is a true man of God, full of gentle kindness, lack of all prejudice, very fair and giving of his time, his wages, and his wisdom.  The book is a bit "heavy" in its format and old-style writing, but so far has many gems of faith on every page. 

I shared some research on the book in a post, here: http://praisehim.createaforum.com/daily-bread/1913-wednesdaymaking-it-right/msg3306/#msg3306  Quite a long, long read; up to 1500 pages!  But, the saving grace is short chapters!

I do look forward to the film, and will try to remember to get back to you, brorunner! :)

http://praisehim.createaforum.com/daily-bread/1913-wednesdaymaking-it-right/msg3306/#msg3306

brorunner

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Gentlewind   8)   :)   can't wait to hear what you & others have to share about it.

Helen

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I have heard from others that it is a wonderful movie, and well acted.
I still don't think it has come to our city yet.

I did see a video of this made years ago...it was a bit dark .. not speaking of content, speaking of dark film, made it somewhat miserable ( not making a joke ha!)

James...As you say...For MOST of us 'Fiddler on The Roof' was excellent..but very long..
As they say up here in the north " Eat Moose, a thousand wolves can't be wrong".
James....you are one in a thousand.  ;D

oatker

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it is lacking one vital ingrediant the holy ghost how we need that

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About Les Miserables, I don't know, but my wife puts me in the lead role of Fiddler on the Roof because of the dancing...

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Gentlewind
I suggest you skip the longish section about the Napoleonic War, entitled Waterloo.  Hugo wished to record his speculations about chance, I think, but for me it intruded in the main story, leaving only the material link of Th?nardier, which could have been worked in elsewhere.

Many gems, not least poor Fantine with dashing dastard Tholomy?s - "for him it was a passing affair, for her the love of her life" (Les Mis?rables, Penguin Classic (1982), 1.3.125), and "she had given herself to Tholomy?s as to a husband, and the poor girl had a child" (1.3.143).  In my books she had deemed it wedless marriage: morally justified yet naive.  The book's moral discourse takes this betrayal as a centrepiece.  Too often the man walks away and irresponsibly thinks (if thinks at all) that no ill will befall the girl, though this cad ignored her desperate letters.

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