Anyone who has read or seen Victor Hugo's masterpiece knows the plot of Les Miserables turns on the theft of a simple loaf of bread. There was no sharper barometer of economic status in 19th-century France than bread.
Minnie Phan for NPR
Writer Neil Gaiman attends a screening of Coraline during the Entertainment Weekly CapeTown Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre on May 5, 2013.
Michael Buckner/Getty for Entertainment Weekly