P462 Teletext 462 Nov13 21:00:17    ———  ——————————————————————————————— LES MISERABLES — THE UNTOLD STORY Imagine having to turn a novel of more than 1,000 pages into a two-hour movie. "Not impossible," I hear you cr9. But try doing it with a book in which the hero disappears for 400 pages and the villain goes AWOL for 700. Fancy your chances now? That was the task facing scriptwriter Rafael Yglesias with Victor Hugo's enormous tome, Les Miserables. But that was only the beginning of the job. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Simon Holden NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Film Local films Planet Sound Stage
P462 Teletext 462 Nov13 21:10:15    ———  ——————————————————————————————— LES MISERABLES - THE UNTOLD STORY In Victor Hugo's Les Miserables Jean Valjean, the criminal who becomes a noble factory owner goes missing for 400 pages. The book's villain, obsessed policeman Javert, goes absent for 700 pages. It created a major problem for screenwriter Rafael Yglesias. He said: "The central theme of Hugo's novel is redemption. I couldn't possibly tell the whole story, so I focused on Valjean's struggle towards goodness." ——————————————————————————————————2/7— Letters: e-mail screen@teletext.co.uk NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Film Local films Planet Sound Stage
P462 Teletext 462 Nov13 21:02:04    ———  ——————————————————————————————— LES MISERABLES - THE UNTOLD STORY To add even more unhappin—ss to the tale of Les Miserables, the producers had to recreate 1830s Paris. There was one major snag. Paris has been transformed in the last 160 years. The cobbled streets have been ripped up - and how do you hide the Eiffel Tower? The answer was to move production to the Paris of the East, otherwise known as Prague. The Czech capital was a fine double for old Paris. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Competitions 465 Movie videos 464 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Film Local films Planet Sound Stage
P462 Teletext 462 Nov13 21:04:02    ———  ——————————————————————————————— LES MISERABLES — THE UNTOLD STORY "Paris has changed so much in the last century. It's a beautiful, cosmopolitan city, but there are new buildings wherever you look," said designer Anna Asp, who worked on Les Miserables. Only the climactic moment of the movie was shot on the Seine. The 40ft high walls of old Paris were rebuilt on a backlot in Prague. These are the walls scaled by Valjean (Liam Neeson) as he escapes Javert (Geoffrey Rush) in the film's first half. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Letters: e-mail screen@teletext.co.uk NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Film Local films Planet Sound Stage
P462 Teletext 462 Nov13 21:01:01    ———  ——————————————————————————————— LES MISERABLES — THE UNTOLD STORY Les Miserables, opening Novemb—r 20, tells the story of Jean Valjean (Liam Neeson) and Javert (Geoffrey Rush). Valjean is a reformed criminal who rises to become mayor of a small town. Javert is a police inspector who discovers he served a prison term for theft. He vows to expose and shame Valjean. Valjean escapes to Paris where he brings up his adopted daughter in a convent. But Javert doesn't give up. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Competitions 465 Movie videos 464 CINEMA INDEX p460 Film Local films Planet Sound Stage
P462 Teletext 462 Nov13 21:05:10    ———  ——————————————————————————————— LES MISERABLES — THE UNTOLD STORY Both Javert and Valjean live in fear. Javert is afraid that if you break the law once you fall from grace forever. Valjean fears being exposed as an ex-criminal and being forced to return to his old ways. ——————————————————————————————————————— FILM REVIEW PHONELINE 0906 471 0501 To hear our latest movie reviews press 1 The Odd Couple II 2 Blade; 3 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; 4 Saving Private Ryan; 5 There's Something About Mary. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— T+ 60p/min. May involve long call NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Film Local films Planet Sound Stage
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