Ep 31 - Les Misérables: The Triumph of Mercy Over Vocal Trauma
Can the message of a work triumph over poor artistic execution and a lack of understanding of genre? Jim Bennett and Joseph Addington join us to discuss this less-than-successful film version of the classic musical, which is itself an adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic work. Jim tells us about the pull this musical has on the Utah theater community and Joseph shares his love of the novel's classic spiritual journey. In the end, we find a few things to love about the film version in spite of its much criticized live singing style.
Our Ratings: Content: Celestial Artistic Merit: 3 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 5 apricots
Joseph - Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis
Church Talks that Include Les Mis: Be an Example of the Believers by Elder M Russell Ballard
Bloggernacle Posts on Les Mis: AML: Mormon Culture and Les Miserables
Rational Faiths: Gospel Truth in Les Miserables, Pt.I-Fantine Rational Faiths: Gospel truths in Les Miserables Part II-Jean Exponent II: Family Home Evening, Les Miserables, and Teaching Ethics to the Kids
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Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney
Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney
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