I’m trying to find a good poster/cover for Les Mis 78 but these are all just WEIRD.
Which tbh might say something about this adaptation.
Most of them are variations of this one picture of Javert Staring Angrily At Camera. There’s a definite trend of making Javert look like the main character for some reason. The most common one I keep running into is this one with the… tagline:
“The Classic Story of One Man’s Search for Freedom and Another’s Quest for Revenge”
Yeah, sure. That’s what Les Mis is about.
This one also has the same picture of Javert but at least Valjean is more prominent I guess? But the tagline isn’t any better. ALSO WHY DID THEY PUT GILLENORMAND ON THE COVER WTF.
Idek where to start with this one.
- Javert positioned like The Hero (with the French flag behind him too)
- Not one but two Valjeans because who cares about other characters?
- THE TAGLINE OMFG WHY
“He would stop at nothing to exact justice & vengeance”
EDIT: Also “Richard Jordon” lol
(The woman isn’t Fantine ftr, that’s Valjean’s sister Jeanne.)
See, this is ugly as hell but at least it’s slightly more appropriate??? in that Javert looks all menacing and Valjean looks…well he looks like he’s making puppy-eyes at Fantom!Javert but oh well.
(God that barricade is terrible btw. Is it even a barricade or a trash heap? We may never know…)
I think this is for the AU in which Valjean and Javert run off together to raise Cosette.
OMG NO JAVERT! WHAT IS THIS MADNESS? Instead it has two Cosettes, but hey, can’t have too many Cosettes, amirite?
I think I like this one the best tbh. Even though with this adaptation I do feel like Javert should be on the cover since this movie really IS all about Valjean and Javert and nobody else really matters.