"One more day all on my own,
One more day with him not caring.
What a life I might have known,
But he never saw me there."
~Eponine, "One Day More"
I was incredibly moved by this scene from the Les Miserables film where Eponine decides to go to the barricade, and we see her—covered in dirt, sitting in this dark, squalid room—binding her chest and hiding her hair to disguise herself as a young man. It was sort of a punch-in-the-gut moment. She's desperate, and she's taking on something that is way
too much for even her to handle. I pictured her having a moment of fear where she started to doubt her decision again, where she understands that she could be killed.
And then she realizes she's led such a wretched, hopeless life that it doesn't matter what happens to her, not if Marius would notice her. Not if he would really
care about her, just this once.
Basically I couldn't handle my emotions.
Sorry about the movie spoilers. GO SEE IT ASAP. It was the best movie ever, and I personally thought Samantha Barks (who I used as a reference) as Eponine stole the show just a tiny bit. That could be due to personal bias and my love for the character but it could also be due to the fact that Sam was freaking amazing.
I think some stuff still looks hinky and saving it as a .gif screwed up the quality.....I'll fix it later.
And yes, the almost-dark moon is my failed attempt at symbolism..... Tell me if you like it! And I'd appreciate constructive advice too, on the lighting especially and if my semi-realism attempt was successful. My muses were the Les Mis movie soundtrack and "The A Team" by Ed Sheeran on repeat.
Anyhow hope you all like it!