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Les Misérables Review

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Tom Hooper prepares another speech

Following the success of his Oscar-winning royal period drama The King’s Speech, British director Tom Hooper tackles an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s acclaimed Les Misérables. There have been many incarnations of the legendary 1862 French novel that date back to the birth of cinema, but Hooper is the first filmmaker to translate Alain Boublil’s and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s  musical stage play to the big screen.

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In Time Review

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“For a few to be immortal, a few must die”

In the sixties and seventies a range of science fiction films were released each focussing on characters failing to assimilate in dystopian futures. It is clear that escape from dystopia films such as Logan’s Run (1976), THX-1138 (1971) and Fahrenheit 451 (1966) are influence to In Time (2011) writer director Andrew Niccol.

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