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.”
As Fellner points out, there have been plenty of memorable takes on “I Dreamed a Dream” since composer Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyricist Alain Boublil wrote the song in Paris in 1979. Read on for a few of our favorites, along with some memories from people involved.
For much more on the history of “I Dreamed a Dream” and Anne Hathaway’s performance in the movie, pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.