Les Miz Trailer: Is Anne Hathaway Better Than Susan Boyle?

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Les Miserables--based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber hit that Andrew Lloyd Webber actually had nothing to do with--is coming to the screen in all its stirring pathos and musicality.

And here comes the trailer, which consists of Anne Hathaway singing an anguished "I Dreamed A Dream," as we see brownish images of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and a troubled little girl.

They're all so (les) miserable!

The King's Speech guy directed, but no one stutters in this film.

They sing!

About their agony!

So who's better? Hathaway or Boyle?

Which of them is your favorite Miz Ms.?


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12 comments
billyjoe
billyjoe

Are the Weinsteins involved with this? 

Kkmunjone
Kkmunjone

Comparing the two is rather ridiculous.  Hathaway is singing the song as part of a musical, she's acting, and probably did quite a few takes before they get exactly what they wanted.Boyle, on the other hand, was singing a song on a talent show not as part of a story, she was on TV, very nervous, had next to no experience, and there were no retakes.

John Andrew Simone
John Andrew Simone

Well Russell Crowe cancels out the fabulous Hugh Jackman. A Crowe movie is usually unwatchable, like a Travolta, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Robin Williams, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson movie.

Larry
Larry

This is the kind of overproduced, overstuffed thing that the Academy loves.

Bwaybill
Bwaybill

They supposedly sang their vocals live while filming a la "At Long Last Love." It gives it a grittiness, i guess.

trennie
trennie

Even Cameron Mackintosh, Les Miz' producer, acknowledges Susan Boyle "owns" this song.  Subo sang it, passionately, as the story of HER life, an iconic cultural moment that made her rich and famous.  Anne Hathaway, wisely, sings it in character, as the miserable, beaten Fantine.  She has no voice but neither did Fantine.

Ping
Ping

Susan Boyle any day!!! Anne's voice sounds weak and ready.

Ick
Ick

Thank you, anal queen. But it's still possible to compare their versions and I say Boyle is WAY better.

Jcrain
Jcrain

Well if it's a bad enough movie, it might get nominated. If it's the worst, it will win. Just like King's Speech did.

Kkmunjone
Kkmunjone

Did I say which 2 I prefer?  No, I didn't.  If seeing the movie I'd prefer Hathaway's because it fits with the story line.  If watching a singl performance of just the song, or listening to a CD, I'd prefer Boyle's. The setting of both versions require a totally different take on how the song is sung.

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