Thursday, 4 September 2014

Film Production- Les Miserables

1. Where did the idea come from?
Based on Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2. Which studios made the film?
Relativity Media
Working Title Films
Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.
3. Who owns that studio?
Ryan Kavanaugh
Comcast Corporation
Cameron Mackintosh
4. What was the budget?
$61 million
5. Who was the producer?
Cameron Mackintosh

1. Who wrote the script?
William Nicholson
Alain Boublil
Claude-Michel Schonberg
Herbert Kretzmer
2. Who directed the film?
Tom Hooper
3. Who starred in the film?
Hugh Jackman
Russell Crowe
Anne Hathaway
Amanda Seyfried
4. In which country was it filmed?
5. Which locations were used?
Boughton House
Winchester College
Winchester Cathedral Close
Her Majesty's Naval Base Portsmouth
Chatham Dockyard
South Oxfordshire
Pinewood Studios

1. How long did filming take?
8 March 2012 to 23 June 2012 with some late filming in October 2012
2. Which cameras were used?

Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime, Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses  

Post Production
1. Who was the film's editor?
Melanie Ann Oliver
Chris Dickens
2. When was the film released in the UK and the USA?

11 January 2013 in UK and 25 December 2012 in USA
3. What special effects were used?

No special effects were used. Full orchestra was used for music
4. Find three marketing campaigns used for the film?

Teaser trailer was released
An extended first look was released a while later
Posters were released leading up to the film
5. Find 5 film reviews of the film, summarise them.

Washington Post
Thought the last half hour was the best bit and Anne Hathaway's singing was very good
New York Times
Loved Anne's performance and liked that the singing was live not pre-recorded. thought it was a tiring film
Hollywood Reporter
Appealed to teens and liked the male leads and the songs
New Yorker
Didn't like it as some singing was out of tune and didn't like the close ups.
The Atlantic
Anne's song 'I dreamed a dream' was a good representation of the film and thought the live singing was very good.
6. How much did the film make at the UK box office?

£8.1 million on opening weekend
7. How much did the film make at the US box office?

$148,809,770 in North America
8. How much did the film make in total?

9. How many DVD versions exist?

Various versions with and without special features
10. When was the film released on DVD/Blu Ray?

13 May 2013 in UK
22 March 2013 in US

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