EW BEHIND THE BALLAD: “I Dreamed A Dream”January 28, 2013
“I Dreamed A Dream,” from Les Miserables, has had many endearing renditions but Anne Hathaway‘s version has taken the standard to another groundbreaking level. Entertainment Weekly re-caps the history of this enduring tune.
Hathaway’s version of the song — which recently earned her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win — has gotten everyone talking about a tune that was already one of Les Miz‘s most popular standards. “What [director] Tom [Hooper] and Annie have done is created a really raw, pure version of the song,” says Working Title co-chairman Eric Fellner, one of the movie’s producers. “There have been many great versions of the song, but I don’t think anybody has performed it this way, because it’s never been acted on screen before. It’s just very, very emotional.”
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