History Fridge / Rent

7th Aug '16 3:05:48 AM dnwassel
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* If [[spoiler:Angel died on October 31,]] and "Seasons of Love B" is an interlude set around April (an earlier version of the script specifies that the events of the following song, "Without You," take place in April), [[spoiler:Angel only made it about 308,000 (and not 525,000) "Seasons of Love" into the new year.]]
7th Aug '16 2:02:58 AM dnwassel
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* FridgeComedy: When you realise that for Angel to make her dramatic entrance in "Today 4 U" she had to be standing awkwardly outside the loft while Collins talked to his friends and found a good moment to introduce her.

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* FridgeComedy: When you realise that for Angel to make her dramatic entrance in "Today 4 U" she had to be standing awkwardly outside the loft while Collins talked to his friends and found a good moment to introduce her.her.
** This irritates me every time, especially given how long it takes Collins to get around to introducing her. WMG: I like to imagine she ran into Mimi on her way up.
7th Aug '16 1:59:41 AM dnwassel
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*** He's talking to Roger: He's the one of the two of them who will survive.


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*** No ambiguity in the play. As Benny asks during "Happy New Year," "Well does your boyfriend (ie. Roger) know who your last boyfriend was?"
** In PIV-sex, HIV transmission is less common when the infected partner is the woman. With condoms, it's very possible Mimi did not pass on the disease; remember that the other infected heterosexual pairings referenced in the play (Mimi and Roger, Roger and April) are all IV drug users, and it's heavily implied that heroin, not sex, is the reason for their infection.


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*** "Today 4 U" is a literal translation of the Spanish phrase "hoy por tí, mañana por yo," a justification for acts of kindness towards strangers basically along the lines of "paying it forward." This seems to be Angel's approach to life in general (quote Collins, "All you do is give.")
** Given the sexual setting, it possibly just refers to the fact that Angel wants to get off.
4th Aug '16 2:24:35 AM sbemail19
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* Probably not intentional, but when Mimi, the self proclaimed "feline of Avenue B", sings "take me out tonight", the emphasis is such that it "me out" sounds like "me-ow".

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* Probably not intentional, but when Mimi, the self proclaimed "feline of Avenue B", sings "take me out tonight", the emphasis is such that it "me out" sounds like "me-ow".
4th Aug '16 2:23:27 AM sbemail19
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*Probably not intentional, but when Mimi, the self proclaimed "feline of Avenue B", sings "take me out tonight", the emphasis is such that it "me out" sounds like "me-ow".
27th Jun '15 1:00:26 PM JolieFille
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* When Collins says that he was expelled from MIT for his theory of actual reality, he paints it as they're just being close-minded and douchbaggy. But then you hear from Angel in La Vie Boheme just how he expressed that theory: [[spoiler: blowing up school equipment that probably costed thousands of dollars to create.]] No wonder he was fired! (Not that he had bad ideas, of course, but unless you wanna give a big "fuck you" to whoever you're working for, you miiiight not wanna do that.)

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* When Collins says that he was expelled from MIT for his theory of actual reality, he paints it as they're just being close-minded and douchbaggy.acting like douchebags. But then you hear from Angel in La Vie Boheme just how he expressed that theory: [[spoiler: blowing up school equipment that probably costed thousands of dollars to create.]] No wonder he was fired! (Not that he had bad ideas, of course, but unless you wanna give a big "fuck you" to whoever you're working for, you miiiight not wanna do that.)
27th Jun '15 12:59:57 PM JolieFille
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* When Collins says that he was expelled from MIT for his theory of actual reality, he paints it as they're just being close-minded and douchbaggy. But then you hear from Angel in La Vie Boheme just how he expressed that theory: [[spoiler: blowing up school equipment that probably costed thousands of dollars to create.]] No wonder he was fired! (Not that he had bad ideas, of course, but unless you wanna give a big "fuck you" to whoever you're working for, you miiiight not wanna do that.)
4th Jun '15 9:30:18 AM Lolapola
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** Or even an acknowledgement of the fact [[WeAllDieSomeday everyone dies some day so you should live life while you can]], which is one of the major themes of the play. There's a [[AltumVidetur Latin phrase, "hodie mihi, cras tibi"]] with essentially this meaning, which is sometimes used on gravestones and so on as a kind of memento mori type thing. I honestly think that's probably meant as a major secondary meaning of the whole "Today 4 U" musical number itself, although it's not meant as the surface meaning.

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** Or even an acknowledgement of the fact [[WeAllDieSomeday everyone dies some day so you should live life while you can]], which is one of the major themes of the play. There's a [[AltumVidetur Latin phrase, "hodie mihi, cras tibi"]] with essentially this meaning, which is sometimes used on gravestones and so on as a kind of memento mori type thing. I honestly think that's probably meant as a major secondary meaning of the whole "Today 4 U" musical number itself, although it's not meant as the surface meaning.meaning.
* FridgeComedy: When you realise that for Angel to make her dramatic entrance in "Today 4 U" she had to be standing awkwardly outside the loft while Collins talked to his friends and found a good moment to introduce her.
19th Apr '15 2:48:03 PM Lullabee
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* In "Contact" Angel's solo includes a short reprise of "Today 4 U", but after one line he switches it from "Today for you, tomorrow for me" to "Today me, tomorrow you." [[spoiler: This could not only be indicative of Angel's death, but a subtle dark nod to Collins' ultimate fate as well.]]

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* In "Contact" Angel's solo includes a short reprise of "Today 4 U", but after one line he switches it from "Today for you, tomorrow for me" to "Today me, tomorrow you." [[spoiler: This could not only be indicative of Angel's death, but a subtle dark nod to Collins' ultimate fate as well.]]]]
** Or even an acknowledgement of the fact [[WeAllDieSomeday everyone dies some day so you should live life while you can]], which is one of the major themes of the play. There's a [[AltumVidetur Latin phrase, "hodie mihi, cras tibi"]] with essentially this meaning, which is sometimes used on gravestones and so on as a kind of memento mori type thing. I honestly think that's probably meant as a major secondary meaning of the whole "Today 4 U" musical number itself, although it's not meant as the surface meaning.
8th Mar '15 6:22:41 PM JolieFille
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** You can even take it a step further into horror. Roger wants to write a song before he dies so he'll be remembered after he's gone. But he's not a good songwriter at all. He's not going to be remembered, because he's not important or special enough to be.

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** You can even take it a step further into horror. Roger wants to write a song before he dies so he'll be remembered after he's gone. But he's not a good songwriter at all. He's not going to be remembered, because he's not important or special enough to be.be.
** But you can take it a step into happiness, too. If he keeps getting inspiration, maybe he will become a better songwriter. Mimi got him out of the house, she got him to feel happy (just look in the 2008 proshot cast of how he acts during "Happy New Year" when he's singing to Mimi)... she got him to write a song. It's not great, but it isn't horrible to the ear—and it's a start.
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