I stumbled across this song - it’s a bonus track on the Much Ado About Nothing soundtrack. It’s bloody hilarious.
[spoken] Catherine: How long is this gonna take? David: Here we go! Catherine: Don’t make me do this. David: Oh, you’re gonna love it!
[sung] David: We’re like a branch and its vine Catherine: Like a drunk and his wine David: Like the leaves and the breeze Catherine: Fatty food and disease David: And like a sheep and a lamb Catherine: Like a pig and a ham David: We go together —
[spoken] Catherine: Can I go now? …can I just…?
[sung] David: Just like Shakespeare and verse Catherine: Like a corpse and a hearse David: Like a song and a dance Catherine: Like the English and France David: Like a Persian and rugs Catherine: Like a headache and drugs Both: We go together, you and I David: We go together like the news and the weather We fit like hand in glove Catherine: For now and forever David: Just like birds of a feather We fly so high above We stick together like the earth and the sun Catherine: Like a dentist and fun David: We go like honey and bees Catherine: Like a mold on a cheese David: And like a bird and its nest Catherine: Like a clown and depressed Both: We go together, you and I
[spoken] David: Wait for it, wait for it! [horn solo. At the end David stops and gasps for breath] Catherine: *What* was THAT?! David: That was me playing with my old horn! Catherine: Oh. Shouldn’t you wait ‘til I’ve gone? David: Ah, feels so good to hold it again! Catherine: Well, you’ve not had it out in ages! David: D’you want a go with it? Catherine: I’m not putting that in my mouth!
[sung] Catherine: We go together and we know that whatever We’re stuck like nails and glue David: There’s nothing can sever Such a well-made endeavour as me — Catherine: — And me David: — And you Catherine: I guess it’s true We’re like a yawn and a dream David: Like a cherry on cream Catherine: Like the wind and a kite David: Now you’ve got it, all right! Catherine: We’re like a parent and child! David: Like a — sorry, what?! Catherine: We go together, you and I David: You and me Catherine: We go together, me and you David: That’s right, we do! Both: We go together… you and I!
[spoken] David: Ah! See, I told you you’d enjoy yourself! Catherine: Yeah! …It’s smaller than I thought, though. David: …Are you still talking about my horn? Catherine: Yup.
I think part of why Javert’s suicide bothers me so much is that in the same story we see Valjean have a similar moment of moral crisis and come out of it a better man, multiple times. It seems backward, almost, like the life-changing story of hope and redemption should be made at the end of the story, but the end is basically a clusterfuck of sad instead. I can make my peace with why Javert’s story had to end in suicide from a thematic perspective, but that doesn’t change my emotional NOOOooooOOOooooo
especially because Valjean’s redemption is so damn moving - whether I’m watching it or reading it, I get this overwhelming sense that there is good in the world and that anyone can change…and then I get to Javert’s crisis and think, ‘you can do it’ - and then he can’t.
I've always been curious, and you may have stated this elsewhere, but do you have a particular actress that you base your Christine on?
Guilty admission: Her original design is a mishmash of Emmy Rossum and another character I’d used in the predecessor to the old (really, really old) Phantom of the Opera comic I did. Her modern design is evolved from Pika’s design, because Pika draws such lovely women.