It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears
I've heard tell of the Les Miserables
preview screenings, where members of the movie's production became puzzled at a soft rustling that spread throughout the audience during I Dreamed a Dream
, the song in which the downtrodden Fantine admits her complete hopelessness in the face of fate. They soon realized that rustling sound... is what it sounds like when sixty people all try to conceal the fact that they are weeping at the same time.
Now, I'm a person who I Dreamed
it up the last time I went to karaoke, and whose mother sang Bring Him Home
as a lullaby
, and even I'm becoming less confident that I'll be able to make it through Les Miserables
emotionally aloof. So it doesn't surprise me that Anne Hathaway, the actress who plays
Fantine, has trouble getting through the thing.