Most trailers are anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes, but very few pack as much grandiose power as the new teaser for Les Miserables manages in just a minute and a half. To be fair, director Tom Hooper is utilizing time-honored music that swells and soars, but there’s also a power in the shots, the set design, and in Anne Hathaway‘s voice as she laments the death of a dream.
With a shaved head.
The scale looks nasty, brutish and epic. Check it out for yourself:
The musical, which also stars Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen, is unusual in that Hoooper recorded the singing on set instead of in studio. The result, at least here, seems to be incredibly raw and affecting.
What do you think?