Tom Hooper. As Hooper hopped from country to country promoting The King’s Speech and traveling the subsequent awards circuit, he was reading Victor Hugo’s original novel Les Misérables.
Since Les Misérables is an intensely emotional story and Hooper decided to record all the film’s audio as live, native audio, the use of close-ups seems like a perfect marriage. As the most intimate cinematographic approach, frequent utility of close-ups should make …
Aged 13, he made his first film, entitled Runaway Dog, using a clockwork 16mm Bolex camera his uncle had given to him. Hooper said: «The clockwork would run out after thirty seconds, so the maximum shot length was thirty seconds.
Asked which one of Hathaway and Jackman is the bigger musical geek, director Tom Hooper says, «Well, without a doubt, Anne is the bigger ‘Les Miserables’ geek.
Dec 21, 2012 · Tom Hooper came to fame by adapting the past: first via a pair of HBO films (with Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I and Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney in the spellbinding John Adams), then with a royal drama about speech therapy (The King’s Speech, for which he won the Oscar).
Jan 11, 2013 · Tom Hooper’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of Les Misérables is out today. He talks to Daisy Bowie-Sell about the hard work that went on behind the scenes.
Tom Hooper had an unprecedented run of success at the Golden Globes with his work for HBO, winning the Golden Globe for best movie or mini-series made for television three years in a row. His starring actors and actresses won Golden Globes for their performances three years running.
Jan 25, 2013 · Tom Hooper ‘confused’ by criticism of ‘Les Mis’ The director takes on the swipes being hurled at his film, including Russell Crowe’s voice.
That was the task Tom Hooper was faced with after the immense success of «The King’s Speech,» which ended up earning four Academy Awards, among them Best Director and Best Picture.
Feb 17, 2013 · Think With Me: Dazzling and Distracting Cinematography in LES MISERABLES 17 February 2013 The latest Les Miserables film has its roots in Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same title, but, primarily is a version of the 1980’s musical adaptation of Hugo’s work.
His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces (1992), which premiered at the London Film Festival; it was …
Tom Hooper directing the second unit of Les Misérables on location in Winchester in April 2012. The film’s set at Greenwich Naval College. With a production budget of $61 million,  principal photography of the film began 8 March 2012 in Gourdon.
Hooper: Thank you. Les Misérables opens nationwide on Christmas Day, December 25. Look for our interview with producer Eric Fellner soon and maybe some stuff with the cast before then.
Everyone hates Tom Hooper. They hate his new movie, Les Misérables. They hate his stupid face. But most of all, people hate the way Hooper frames (or doesn’t frame) his shots. You see, Mr. Hooper knows what an auteur is and he wants to be recognized as one. The best way to do that, of course, is
Tom Hooper used his experience in soaps and theater to capture the intimate details of The King’s Speech and the grand gestures of Les Misérables. But working big or …