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The epic duel of Valjean and Javert

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(Concluded from last Friday) Our imaginings are what most resemble us —Victor Hugo CANBERRA—In “Les Misérables,” Victor Hugo depicts Jean Valjean as an honest man who steals a loaf of bread to save his family from hunger. In the exhibition on Hugo’s works in the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, he portrays “not only […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hugo’s ‘Les Misérables’ revisited

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Words are the mysterious visitors of the soul.—Victor Hugo

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Don’t you just love these comic books?

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As a child, growing up with at least 200 chattering other girls, I lost myself in the world of comic books. There were: Superman; Batman and Robin; Wonder Woman; Spiderman; the amazing Flash Gordon, who predicted some of what we enjoy today; Dick Tracy, who talked on his radio watch; Black Hawk, with his slew of equally handsome heroes; Patsy Walker, the blonde, and her rival, the glamorous Hedy de Vine; and the classics: “Les Misérables,” “A Tale of Two Cities,” and “Ivanhoe,” again with a blonde and a brunette, and myself unable to decide who was the fairer of the two.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Les Miz’ fills you up

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Wilson Tieng, who heads Solar Films, the local distributor of Universal, while introducing “Les Miserables” at a special preview, remarked that he was “ready” to watch the film, holding up some tissue in one hand.   My sister’s caregiver later complained that we hadn’t sufficiently warned her about the waterworks the film would provoke, saying […]

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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