mies davis

Tornare ad essere forte, perché chi mi dava la forza adesso non è con me. Tornare a guardare il cielo e non sentire niente, perché chi dava senso a tutto adesso semplicemente non c'è.

anonymous asked:

can we have like a full rant on bbc Les mis

of course you can. im on my computer and ready to fucking yell lets do this

let’s start with some positive stuff before the negative, just so y’all know im not just hating on it 100%. i will watch it, and i don’t think the actors are at fault. i think @enjolryas said it best in this post here about the actors (specifically about grantaire’s actor) improving the show for Davies. if the actors are devoted to their characters, it can really help the show. If the actors are anything like George Blagden with the 2012 movie, i think we can get something decent out of the show. i don’t think this show has no hope. and i don’t think that it will be horribly made, i just have major concerns about the production, and Andrew Davies specifically.

with that, let’s start my rant. i truly have one major critique and that’s Andrew Davies…..

Andrew FUCKING Davies is getting on my last nerve with this. first of all, he’s REALLY out here trashing one of the most well known and influential musicals by calling it a “shoddy farrago”. he wants his adaptation to be true to the book, a straight adaptation from text to film, which is quite funny seeing as, a) not once, but TWICE, they’ve misspelled Javert’s name (Javier and Jalvert, which is funny seeing as the “shoddy farrago” of a musical made damn sure that we do not forget his name…), B) changed enjolras’ hair color from blond to brown when it’s EXPLICITLY stated to be blond many many many times in the book, and did the same thing with Fantine, as well as not giving enj his red coat, and C) the whole thing about adding a sex scene into it, when it’s 100% not necessary to the story line in any way. to me, that last thing is kinda like that santa sex scene in Master of the House in 2012, not necessary, kinda creepy, and just all around not what victor hugo wanted. if he’s gonna be preaching about his adaptation will be the best, then actually do what you’re saying you’re doing you asshole

this all pisses me off because this is the big stuff, it’s not changing a minor character slightly. every mistake has come with a major character and important piece of the story, and if they’re already messing up with that, how the FUCK are they going to faithfully adapt the brick to a show. 

and maybe it would be less of a problem if Davies wasn’t out here spouting his “holier than thou” bullshit. i may even forgive bc autocorrect gets the best of us (trust me, i run a les mis blog, autocorrect is not my friend) and maybe an actor doesn’t want to wear a wig, but if you’re really going to say that you’re being 100% faithful to the book, then fucking do it. 

those are my feelings about this, and i hope that i’m wrong and it turns out great and the coat is only gone for one scene, and the amis (who already look great btw) will pull through and make everything worth it, and we actually get certain things from the book (to be free, more with e and r, valjean going back to prison, jehan’s death, the handkerchief thing with marius, and so on), and it’ll all be great, but i don’t have confidence in this yet

i’ve been wary about it from the moment it was released. and now im worried that this fandom will get bigger based on an adaptation that screws over everything we love about it. 

i hope that suffices for your rant needs

I love how we all just collectively decided that the Les Mis show can’t be close to the brick. Even though we haven’t really seen anything of the show yet we know that can’t be true. Davies was just like “I think I will be able to really convey the story of the book and that Hugo would be proud of me” and every single one of us went “Well, thAT’S IMPOSSIBLE”

Sentivo il tuo respiro caldo

sul mio collo.

Ogni tanto mi davi

qualche bacio

mi stringevi forte

ed io mi sentivo

felice.

—Julia D.

Okay I really don’t want to start discourse over BBC Les Mis before it’s even out but I will because this is bugging me. 

Davies shitting all over the 2012 film over it not being an “accurate” adaption of Hugo’s work- specifically because it’s a musical adaptation, really rubs me the wrong way.

The 2012 film was not trying to be a faithful adaptation of the brick- it was supposed to be a faithful adaptation of the stage show. The thing about interpreting a book into another medium is that no matter how true to the original source material you are, things are going to be left out or interpreted differently. That’s why so many novels brought to screen lose the a book’s original message or tone. Film and television are visual mediums- even with narration you wouldn’t be able to leave in every detail of Hugo’s work, and you shouldn’t want to, because even if you somehow managed to do that, it doesn’t mean your adaptation would be successful because it would not translate well to the screen. 

Furthermore, successfully adapting someones work means something different to everybody. I guarantee you that myself reading the brick would have taken away something completely different than somebody else. I may believe the 2012 film was a successful adaptation because it included themes from the book that I connected to personally. Another person may have hated it for this exact reason- the themes and characters they connected to were left on the cutting room floor.

There’s a certain sense of elitism in Davies’ words. That because the film was adapted as a musical it’s somehow can’t be as emotionally impacting as one that’s adapted straight from the brick. Even if Davies is not a fan of musical theatre as genre, he could have recognised that the film included pivotal and emotionally important themes and plot points from the brick.

I’m just saying that you don’t have to like a medium to appreciate it as an art form and recognise it’s successes. 

And saying straight off the bat that you’re adaption is going to be so much more powerful than an adaptation of one of Broadway’s longest running musical is a tall claim to make- especially when you haven’t even started writing the script yet.

you just close your eyes, and count to ten / breath in twice, and open them

you know where to go you have been there before in your heart

rb (me talking under cut)

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Come stai?
È strano sai? Fare questa domanda e sapere che non avrò risposta. Non ci parliamo più da un mese, e il dolore non se ne va, e non rimane. Sarebbe bello se rimanesse sai? Lì, un piccolo puntino nel mio grande corpo, ma invece questo bastardo continua a crescere e a farsi sentire sempre di più.
Non incolpo te per tutto quello ch'è successo, le cose non succedono se volute solamente da una parte, le cose succedono solamente se volute da tutte e due.
Ci stavamo allontandando a vicenda.
Tu perché avevi trovato qualcuno di meglio, un'amica più dolce e simpatica di me, e io perché ero stanca.
Ero stanca perché, stava diventando troppo pesante. Vederti chiamare persone con gli stessi nomignoli che mi davi, vederti più sorridente con altra gente che con me, vedere che dedicavi frasi dedicate a me a altri mi faceva morire. Io c'ho provato a starti vicina, a farti rimanere quando tu eri proiettata verso altra gente, ma a volte mollare la corda fa meno male che stringerla.
Quando abbiamo chiuso, pensavo che la rabbia con il tempo se ne sarebbe andata, e invece no.
La rabbia è diventata tristezza, la tristezza è diventata malinconia e la malinconia è diventata indifferenza, e l'indifferenza è diventata vuoto.
Un vuoto che ogni giorno si fa presente, e che ogni mattina mi ricorda che tu non sei qui con me ad aiutarmi ad affrontare la giornata. Un vuoto che a volte mi impedisce di respirare e altre che mi fa innervosire.
Agli altri dico che ti odio, che non ti sopporto, che non ti posso vedere, lo faccio perché spero che, in qualche modo, mi possa convincere che non mi frega più niente.
E invece, stella mia, mi importa ogni giorno di più. Se ora mi chiedessero “ Chi sono le persone più importanti per te?” Nella mia risposta ci sarebbe anche il tuo nome, non importa ciò che è successo, tu mi hai visto in qualsiasi modo, eri lì quando ero imnamorata pazza e quando odiavo tutto e tutti.
Credi che io in giro dica che di me non ti sia mai importato, è falso, perché se non ti fosse importato, durante il mio PERIODO NO in terza media, tu te ne saresti andata, perché chi vuole stare con una che ha uno sguardo assente e un viso triste? Solo tu sei rimasta. E Dio sa quanto io ti amassi per tutto quello che facevi. Si, perché con te ho imparato che l'amore non è solamente quello tra fidanzati, ma anche quello tra amiche. L'amore tra amiche è accorgersi dei difetti altrui e accettarli. Tu accettasti i miei modi un po’ aggressivi e menefreghisti, e io accettai la tua risata svampita e le tue frasi un po’ sconnesse.
Non ti scorderò mai. Non mi scorderò di te, di tutte le risate, i pianti, il sapore dei popcorn al caramello che ci preparava tua mamma in inverno, e delle nostre mille foto in estate, dei nostri filmini mentali, dei libri che abbiamo letto insieme. Non mi scorderò del corso di teatro che frequentammo per tutti gli anni delle medie, delle tue cotte e delle tue conquiste, non mi scorderò delle partite all'x-box e dei tuoi occhi quando ti facevo ridere.
Ti chiedo scusa per tutte le volte che ho sbagliato e ti ringrazio per tutte le cose che hai fatto e detto.
Ti amerò per sempre migliore amica.
Ti auguro il meglio perché è ciò che ti meriti. Grazie per la felicità che mi hai regalato.
Con affetto, Gloria.

How Musical Characters Try to Seduce Girls:
  • (Heathers) JD: Let's kill people together!
  • (Les Miserables) Marius: I do not even know your name.
  • (Assassins) Hinckley: I'm gonna kill the president (and fail).
  • (West Side Story) Tony: Hi, we're supposed to be enemies.
  • (Sweeney Todd) Anthony: I've never even talked to you, but let's elope!
  • (Rent) Roger: Get the fuck out of my apartment. I love my guitar more than you.
  • (Anastasia) Gleb: I'm going to try to arrest you, then try to shoot you.
  • (Great Comet) Anatole: *gets Dolokhov to do everything for him*