Les Miserables

The Strange Power of Les Mis, the Book
March 02, 2013

Why the most dramatic parts of Les Misérables are also the most politically incisive.


The Most Divisive Issue in Film: Anne Hathaway
February 22, 2013

Why can't critics decide whether or not she's a good actress?

TNR Film Classic: ‘Les Miserables’ (1936)
November 10, 1936

Those who are selling the French film Les Miserables to the American public are plugging the “challenge” angle; “France challenges comparison with the American version.” While this is a very good way to sell the picture to the kind of trade it will be sold to, there are still going to be some of us who will take a piece of that dare money as fast as anyone will put it up. Just to start with, the old picture made the course in one hour, forty-nine minutes: the present one covers roughly the same material m (counting intermission) two hours, fifty minutes.