Never Been Done Before of the Day: Even if the words “Broadway Musical” make you shiver uncontrollably, a new technique for the upcoming film version of Les Miserables is a cinematic milestone, even though it’s a bit of a no-brainer.
Movie and TV musicals all the way up to today (Glee included) suffer from the use of pre-recorded tracks and lip-synching, preventing actors from well, acting. Les Mis is hoping to change that with completely live vocals and hidden earpieces — check it out.
Sedate in your mug-shot, I’d worry
my eyebrows weren’t impeccably plucked,
my chin double.
I’d love to be unable to move my face.
Pinch my skin taut behind my ears.
Pump my lips. Pump them
to a permanent Lindsay pout.
I don’t fear needles, incisions, or drills.
File my teeth down to the nub. Give me
veneers. I’ve got a daily ritual:
eye serums, white-strips, line breakers,
ten push-ups each time I walk into
my bedroom, crunches over crunches
Suck my stomach to permanent morning.
Snap my nose straight.
Lindsay, I’d steal that necklace.
And I’d wear it out in public for everyone
to notice. Because it was mine. Because
if you believe so deeply that something
is yours, that it belongs to you, then it does.
And the movie couldn’t have looked like this BECAUSE?!?