SPOILER ALERT: Footage of Hugh Jackman as Valjean and Anne Hathaway as Fantine filming the Finale of the new musical adaptation of Les Misérables
|Hugh Jackman as Valjean|
For a musical whose future once seemed bleak at best, the global impact that Les Misérables has since had is undeniable. Although several adaptations of Victor Hugo's classic novel had previously been produced, none ever came close to capturing that sacrosanct essence which empowers certain works of literature to move the hearts of nations. After being produced in thirty-eight countries and translated into twenty-one languages, it would be almost futile to argue that Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's musical adaptation, however flawed it may be, had not succeeded in doing so.