Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Misery - Caught between Justice and Grace

Oh my, what a moving movie is Les Misérables! We saw the London show a number of years ago - Bring Him Home had me a blubbering, inconsolable wreck on that occasion - but I don't think I understood the story until last night. Two strands stood out for me in particular: one was the misery of squalid poverty, eradicated from our contemporary society to a large extent but still very much in existence in other parts of the world. The other was a cadence of 'justice and grace' whispered across the characters and the years.

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I probably intended to further develop the thinking above, back in February 2013. But a year later it hasn't happened so I'm publishing a little rather than nothing. Good movie! Must watch the DVD I bought on 'special offer' now it's even cheaper and no longer new...

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