I was first introduced to the music of Les Misérables as a preteen. I can't remember how old I was at the time, but I know I was reading the unabridged book (by Victor Hugo) in 2001 when 9/11 happened. Ok, so I skipped over the "boring" parts. I was 12 years old, give me a break.
Point is, I was obsessed with Les Misérables, and I think everyone around me knew it.
The girls in my Girl Scout troop teased me for having a crush on Victor Hugo. (I didn't crush on Hugo. My crush was on Valjean.) I was super excited to get to see the musical live when it came to Portland. I even wanted to learn French for a while so that I could read the novel in its original language. And for years I closely identified with the song On My Own, which may reduce me to tears in the movie.
Yep, that's right. It's being turned into a movie. Which you probably already know if you pay attention to movies.
I can't wait to see it. I was already excited about it, and am even more excited after seeing the following video they released on YouTube.
I may be even more eager to see this than The Hobbit, which is really saying something.