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James Gandolfini (1961 – 2013)

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“Standing in public in other people’s clothes, pretending to be someone else. It’s a strange way for a grown man to make a living.”

James Gandolfini was always defined by, and will forever be remembered for, his iconic role as Tony Soprano in David Chase’s critically acclaimed HBO series that changed the face of television as we see it today. The late, three-time Emmy award winning actor, with those tremendously sad eyes, painted an authentic, moving and at times chilling portrait of the murderous, yet tortured mob boss in what remains the single greatest and most important performance in modern television history.

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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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