I know the whole thing with Javert being a rank of police that didn’t exist is Hugo just smoothing over the whole mess that is the French police force
but I can’t help imagining Javert giving himself promotions and making his own medals
nobody knows where he came from
nobody even employed him
he just showed up one day and started solving crimes
he’s like a station cat except he carries handcuffs
James McAvoy on having a younger fanbase
This was actually Harrison Ford improvising. There was supposed to be a long complicated battle where he used the whip to disarm the guy, but Harrison had dysentery and it was hot and he said “Hey Steven can I just shoot him?” and Spielberg liked it so much it went in the movie.
Dysentery never looks so delicious
That guy who he shot spent months training with the sword
Ford was literally on the verge of dying during this part of the production.