Les Misérables: Cheer up, love, at least your outfit looks nice

 

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.

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