On the same day that the Les Miserables soundtrack was released, the studio has unveiled another full performance: “At the End of the Day”!
The performance was debuted on the Les Miserables podcast found within iTunes. Like “One Day More” released earlier this week, “At the End of the Day” features powerful choruses from the French townspeople then features great work from Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean.
This is another performance which shows off the unique shooting process for the film: The actors and actress sung every take 100% live while filming. There was no pre-recorded music, and the cast would often change up how they delivered each song with every take. Eddie Redmayne, who plays Marius, provided more context a in a featurette. “Normally if you were making an old school movie musical as a group of actors we’d go into a studio, record an album, and then two months later we’d arrive on set and we’d play the playback and we would mime along side. The problem with that is that you need to make your acting choices three months before you’ve even met the actor you’re working with.”
Les Miserables opens December 25. We’ve seen the film and you can read our Les Miserables review here.
Thanks to Mairead for the tip!