Although Broadway was once a
consistent source of audience-tested material for Hollywood, in recent years
the traffic has flowed the opposite way in the form of Lion King, Spider-Man and
other blockbuster movies remodeled
Anticipation for December’s release of the film adaptation of Les Miserables rests on the success of the Broadway musical based on one of the 19th century’s signature novels. Anyone interested in the deep underpinnings of Victor Hugo’s work i.e. the thinking behind Les Mis ought to read Umberto Eco’s thoughts on Hugo in his new essay collection, Inventing the Enemy (publish...