I haven’t written in a month… basically it went like this “ooh I should write about this” and then I never actually wrote about it. I blame my roommate for being so awesome and making me want to hang out with her instead of running off to the library all the time. But I did want to talk about the Les Mis movie…
I saw it in theaters over winter break after touring the Holocaust museum… but it was such a wonderful movie. It doesn’t depict everybody having a happily ever after and getting rich at the end, and the “heroic actions” by the characters aren’t huge superhuman things. It’s simple things anyone can do. I watched the first half of it a week ago, especially since I was in a not so great mood. It’s amazing that such a “depressing” movie actually makes me feel better. The fact that it is completely music may or may not be a factor in that… Also the song “One Day More” struck me because it’s pretty much every character believing that they are doing the thing that’s right and pleasing to God. For me it is one of those seeing the whole picture kind of things which I really like. There was the big political broo ha ha over the Supreme Court’s review of Proposition 8 and DOMA, also Brother Jed the radical preacher was on campus so students were in a fuss over that also. I’m not really into the whole political/spiritual politics debate drama so I felt all out of sorts but seeing the movie helped me feel less emotional with the aspect of, everyone thinks they are right and will go to all sorts of lengths to prove that.
A few quotes that stood out to me…
“To love another person is to see the face of God.”
“Here’s the thing about equality. Everybody’s equal when they are dead.”
“Truth is given to us by God in our time, in our turn.”
“Tomorrow we’ll discover what our God in heaven has in store.”
These might be the cliche quotes but I really like them. What did y’all think of the movie?
Songs I’m Loving
Anne Hathaway – I Dreamed a Dream
Samantha Banks – On My Own
Les Miserables cast – One Day More