III. SCREENPLAY WRITER
William Nicholson& Alain Boublil for the original French text Claude-Michel Schönberg for the script book
Herbert Kretzner for the lyrics
IV. PRODUCTION OUTFIT
Paco Delgado is the head costume designer for the movie. The production created almost 2200 outfits. The costume play had to create a whole world, and used a lot of color and texture to bring the movie to life the way it was in France 1800s.
For Jean Valjean, he starts as a convict at the bottom of society so the production had to work with materials that have a lot of texture and are very rough and little by little, use finer materials with less texture, as his economic status had risen; different colors, more complexity.
Fantine, the opposite, is a young girl who dressed well in the past but goes through a lot of problems, the production wanted to capture that; reminding of who she was, carrying on in terms of making her clothes rougher and rougher. She starts out with a pinkish dress and ends up red, the idea of a girl flowering into more mature themes in life. V. PRODUCERS
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward of Working Title Films & Cameron Mackintosh VI. CAST OF CHARACTERS
Hugh Jackman- as Jean Valjean,
A frenchman released from prison after 19 years of imprisonment for stealing bread. He is an ordinary person who exerts extraordinary effort to not only survive, but to protect others. He has a great ability to love and defend the helpless. He became an honest man after the bishop touched his soul and made him a man of God.
Russell Crowe- as Javert
A police inspector who dedicated his life to imprisoning Valjean once again. He is a firm man of the law and thinks only from his perspective. He also is unable to cope with change especially where his personal values are concerned. For him Valjean represents an element which lives outside the law, and although only a little crime is committed, Javert sees it as a threat to his principles as a policeman.
Anne Hathaway- as Fantine
A factory worker and mother of an illegitimate child, Cosette. She is a loving mother who does everything she could to support her child, even to the extent of selling her hair and working as a prostitute after being thrown out of the factory.
Isabelle Allen (young character) & Amanda Seyfried- as Cosette The illegitimate daughter of Fantine who was under the care of Valjean, after being rescued from the custody of the Thénardiers. Her character was very innocent. She proved to be a loving daughter to Valjean, as she follows him in his escape from his past. Cosette sees Marius for the first time and she loved him instantly.
Eddie Redmayne- Marius Pontmercy
A student revolutionary born and raised from a rich family. He is bestfriends with the Thenardiers' daughter, Éponine, but falls in love with Cosette at first sight. Marius had to face a decision wether to pursue and find Cosette or to join his friends in the revolution. He took action for the cause and joined in the barricade with his friends. Later on, he married Cosette after surviving the gunfire in the barricade.
Natalya Angel Wallace (young character) & Samantha Barks- as Éponine The legitimate daughter of the Thenardiers, Eponine is high-spirited and this may be because she was born of necessity. The one thing she does want, Marius, can never be hers. Eponine is the daughter of a known crook but her values are not influenced by her parents. She turned to be a courageous lady who fought for the cause of revolution but she is silenced by her secret love for her bestfriend.
Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen- as the Thénardiers Two swindling innkeepers. This married couple share in their values and means of surviving out of robbing people while posing as hospitable hosts of their inn. They represent the outcome of a society where an honest poor can barely survives, so clever...
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