the blood of the martyrs will water the meadows of France
At the shrine of friendship raise your glass high
Let the wine of friendship never run dry
In my life
There’s been no one like him anywhere
Anywhere, where he is…
And yet beware.
I think the actor playing Grantaire must’ve been having people on, or has a very different idea of what constitutes screen-time!! No, he’s definitely in the movie enough. I can’t remember specifically now if ‘Grantaire, put the bottle down’ is in the movie, but he’s definitely there for Red & Black and Drink With Me (although if I’m not mistaken, Drink With Me is shorter in the movie), and there’s even more beyond that to look forward to. In short: DON’T WORRY!
Ooh, Les Mis questions!
On Russell Crowe - I will confess to having gone into the cinema utterly convinced that he would be and sound terrible as Javert. Mainly because I ADORE Javert and am used to people singing his songs incredibly incredibly well (as is the case with the entire cast, I suppose)… but come on, Philip Quast? Norm Lewis? Earl Carpenter? Hadley Fraser? RUSSELL CROWE!? And I have to say that maybe because my expectations were SO LOW, I actually was surprised by him. Not to say he’s great (he’s not) and his rendition of Stars is pretty shaky, but he is really not as bad as I was thinking he’d be. In fact, he actually sounded pretty good in parts, like when Javert enters upon ANOTHER BRAWL IN THE SQUARE etc etc. My advice is still to expect the worst though… and maybe that way, you won’t be too disappointed.
As to that second question about Enjolras and Grantaire… the answer is an unequivocal YES.