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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Long live the resolution

    On June 5, 1832, French writer Victor Hugo was sitting in a park crafting another masterpiece. Startled by the sounds of exploding cannons and screaming men, he dropped his pen and, instead of running for the safety of home, dashed toward the sound of the...
  • Giving "Les Miz" a miss

    An ambitious bookworm in my youth, I once started Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. It was on a recommended-reading list. I ground to a halt a few pages in and discarded the recommended-reading list. I have never seen the musical and have never consciously...
  • Oscar nominees owe debt to books

    Oscar nominees owe debt to books
    The Oscar nominees for best picture owe a huge debt to books -- and the creativity of authors. Most of the top films are screen versions of tales that were woven by printed words (or digitized versions). That's not taking anything away from the...
  • Golden Globes 2013: 'Les Miserables' wins three top awards

    Golden Globes 2013: 'Les Miserables' wins three top awards
    "Les Misérables" won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy film on Sunday, adding to the movie's already considerable awards momentum. The movie adaptation of the honored stage musical also picked up awards for actors Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway....
  • Carnett: We dream of 'Les Miz'

    Carnett: We dream of 'Les Miz'
    I went on a date the other evening with my eldest and youngest daughters. I escorted the two thirtysomethings –- I'm not so dumb as to divulge their actual ages — to see director Tom Hooper's dazzling new film, "Les Miserables." Talk about...
  • Anne Hathaway sinks her teeth into SAG Award for 'Les Miserables'

    Anne Hathaway sinks her teeth into SAG Award for 'Les Miserables'
    The character of Fantine in Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables" is a prostitute who is so poor that she resorts to selling her teeth for money. Actress Anne Hathaway, who plays Fantine in the movie version of the stage musical, notified the world on Sunday...
  • My book recommendations

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about my fondness for fat books, my current one being Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables," and some readers wrote to ask for other books I would recommend. Here's an incomplete list of my favorite novels, not all...
  • Oscars 2013: 'Les Miserables' wins for Anne Hathaway, plus two more

    Oscars 2013: 'Les Miserables' wins for Anne Hathaway, plus two more
    In an Oscars broadcast that was packed with tributes to movie musicals, "Les Miserables" won three Academy Awards on Sunday, including a win for Anne Hathaway for supporting actress. The film also won in the categories of sound mixing and make-up....
  • Book adaptations are big winners at Oscars

    Book adaptations are big winners at Oscars
    To find the inspiration behind the actors, actresses and others who hoisted Oscars last night, look no further than the works in your nearest library, bookstore or e-reader. The big winners were drawn from characters in adaptations that ranged from a mid-...
  • ‘Les Miserables’ on the big screen? ‘King’s Speech’ director says ‘Oui!’

     
    Tom Hooper guided one period piece to Oscar and box office glory. Might he be able to do the same for the epic musical version of Victor Hugo's “Les Miserables?” Deadline.com reports that “The King's Speech” director is closing...
  • It’ll be Russell Crowe hunting Hugh Jackman in the big screen ‘Les Miz’

     
    The Russell Crowe rumors attaching him to the big screen version of the stage musical “Les Miserables,” based on the Victor Hugo novel, turn out to be true. Paul Bettany may have been mentioned as the obsessed Inspector Javert at one time, but...