The trailer for Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), has arrived; and isn't it gorgeous?
As Anne Hathaway's Fantine belts out "I Dreamed A Dream" (with almost as much soul as Susan Boyle), we are treated to scenes of hardship and struggle, lit up with the warm, sumptuous colour palette of a Jacques-Louis David painting. Not only does it manage to make child poverty look just darling, but even a tuberculosis-stricken, weeping Fantine is candlelit to perfection.
And what about those costumes! Only the finest silk gowns for these ladies of negotiable affection. Great job, Hooper; poverty, disease and civil unrest has never looked so good.