History Film / RepoTheGeneticOpera

10th Aug '17 12:09:06 PM Medinoc
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''Repo! The Genetic Opera'' is a 2008 rock opera/cult film. It's written and composed by Terrance Zdunich and Darren Smith, and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (of ''Film/SawII, [[Film/SawIII III]]'' and ''[[Film/SawIV IV]]'' fame). The film is based on their play of the same name. It's a gory, dystopian and ultimately very moving BlackComedy that never takes itself ''too'' seriously. Widely known and loved for its WTHCastingAgency (see below) and its lush soundtrack, the film has become a modern cult classic. It's also an ''actual'' opera: nearly every line of dialogue is sung, and the story is one continuous musical number.

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''Repo! The Genetic Opera'' is a 2008 rock opera/cult film. It's written and composed by Terrance Zdunich and Darren Smith, and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (of ''Film/SawII, [[Film/SawIII III]]'' and ''[[Film/SawIV IV]]'' fame). The film is based on their 2002 play of the same name. It's a gory, dystopian and ultimately very moving BlackComedy that never takes itself ''too'' seriously. Widely known and loved for its WTHCastingAgency (see below) and its lush soundtrack, the film has become a modern cult classic. It's also an ''actual'' opera: nearly every line of dialogue is sung, and the story is one continuous musical number.
21st Jul '17 5:25:56 PM ErikModi
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* MaleGaze: Amber Sweet's introduction to the film, in comic book format, is a zoomed-in view on her cleavage.
20th Jul '17 5:22:55 PM ErikModi
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** There's also an element of an inversion of MyRealFather, where Rotti flat-out tells Shilo that if Marni had stayed with him, she'd be ''his'' daughter, not Nathan's.

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** There's also an element of an inversion of MyRealFather, MyRealDaddy, where Rotti flat-out tells Shilo that if Marni had stayed with him, she'd be ''his'' daughter, not Nathan's.


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** [[RuleOfThree And Mag's contract's got some mighty fine print. . .]]
20th Jul '17 5:21:32 PM ErikModi
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** There's also an element of an inversion of MyRealFather, where Rotti flat-out tells Shilo that if Marni had stayed with him, she'd be ''his'' daughter, not Nathan's.
20th Jul '17 5:15:47 PM ErikModi
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** Shilo's closing number, "Genetic Emancipation," is pretty much all about this trope.


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--->Bloodbath. It's gonna be a bloodbath.\\
'Cause no one crosses [=GeneCo=],\\
No, not even Repo.\\
Will Rotti clean house?\\
Damn, we're gonna find out,\\
At the opera, stay tuned,\\
The winner of this blood feud\\
Will take [=GeneCo=].
28th May '17 11:41:50 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: Mostly averted; even though most of Grave-Robber's songs are directly about Zydrate and the dealing thereof, his attitude is at best sardonic and at worst flat-out disgusted with the people he serves. Particularly notable is that he never encourages Shilo to try it. However, in the original stage play he behaves differently.

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* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: Mostly averted; even though most of Grave-Robber's songs are directly about Zydrate and the dealing thereof, his attitude is at best sardonic and at worst flat-out disgusted with the people he serves. Particularly notable is that he never encourages Shilo to try it. However, in the original stage play he behaves differently.differently, as this bit at the end of "21st Century Cure" shows:
-->'''[=GraveRobber=]''': Z? ... First time's...free.
28th May '17 11:37:54 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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''Repo! The Genetic Opera'' is a 2008 rock opera/horror film. It's written and composed by Terrance Zdunich and Darren Smith, and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (of ''Film/SawII, [[Film/SawIII III]]'' and ''[[Film/SawIV IV]]'' fame). The film is based on their play of the same name. It's a gory, dystopian and ultimately very moving BlackComedy that never takes itself ''too'' seriously. Widely known and loved for its WTHCastingAgency (see below) and its lush soundtrack, the film has become a modern cult classic. It's also an ''actual'' opera: nearly every line of dialogue is sung, and the story is one continuous musical number.

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''Repo! The Genetic Opera'' is a 2008 rock opera/horror opera/cult film. It's written and composed by Terrance Zdunich and Darren Smith, and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (of ''Film/SawII, [[Film/SawIII III]]'' and ''[[Film/SawIV IV]]'' fame). The film is based on their play of the same name. It's a gory, dystopian and ultimately very moving BlackComedy that never takes itself ''too'' seriously. Widely known and loved for its WTHCastingAgency (see below) and its lush soundtrack, the film has become a modern cult classic. It's also an ''actual'' opera: nearly every line of dialogue is sung, and the story is one continuous musical number.
28th May '17 11:37:14 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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''Repo! The Genetic Opera'' is a 2008 opera film. It's written and composed by Terrance Zdunich and Darren Smith, and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (of ''Film/SawII, [[Film/SawIII III]]'' and ''[[Film/SawIV IV]]'' fame). The film is based on their play of the same name. It's a gory, dystopian and ultimately very moving BlackComedy that never takes itself ''too'' seriously. Widely known and loved for its WTHCastingAgency (see below) and its lush soundtrack, the film has become a modern cult classic. It's also an ''actual'' opera: nearly every line of dialogue is sung, and the story is one continuous musical number.

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''Repo! The Genetic Opera'' is a 2008 opera rock opera/horror film. It's written and composed by Terrance Zdunich and Darren Smith, and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (of ''Film/SawII, [[Film/SawIII III]]'' and ''[[Film/SawIV IV]]'' fame). The film is based on their play of the same name. It's a gory, dystopian and ultimately very moving BlackComedy that never takes itself ''too'' seriously. Widely known and loved for its WTHCastingAgency (see below) and its lush soundtrack, the film has become a modern cult classic. It's also an ''actual'' opera: nearly every line of dialogue is sung, and the story is one continuous musical number.
9th Apr '17 3:35:38 PM Give1Take2
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* BilingualBonus: Mag's final song, "Chromaggia," is one big SarcasticConfession to the world of what Rotti did to her.
-->'''Mag:''' (''in Italian'') Down! Toward the Devil's jaws!\\
His arrow, my eyes.\\
(''in English'') Come take these eyes!\\
[[spoiler:[[DefiantToTheEnd I would rather be blind!]]]]


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** [[spoiler:Also Mag, who chooses to [[DefiantToTheEnd publicly defy Rotti]] and [[SuicideByCop force him to kill her]] than live in his GildedCage or wait for one of his Repo Men to hunt her.]]


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* GildedCage: Mag's service to Rotti. She has money, fame, "''the perfect life''" ... as long as she never leaves or defies him.
24th Mar '17 12:57:16 PM Hjortron18
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* CutSong: ''Come Up and Try My New Parts'', among others.



* FollowTheLeader: It's not Baz Luhrmann, but an incredible simulation!
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