History TearJerker / Rent

9th Feb '16 6:03:40 AM Kuruni
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* The song ''Without You''.
** Seconded. This troper can just about hold himself together during I'll Cover You Reprise, but Without You NEVER fails to have him blubbering like a baby.
** It gets better in the movie. First, there's the montage of the support group, with each member who dies slowly fading from view as the camera pans over them, and then there's the inclusion of [[spoiler:Angel]]'s death at the end, shown in its blunt, harsh, painful reality, as [[spoiler:Collins]] cries holding the body. This replaces the MindScrew[=/=]TrueArtIsIncomprehensible original version of the death from "Contact", and was included by WordOfGod because of the age of the musical: by the time the movie was made, AIDS research had progressed enough that the disease is no longer an automatic death sentence and a lot of modern people wouldn't get why such a big deal is made out of contracting it. By showing [[spoiler:Angel]]'s death, the pain and sorrow and loss and suffering is brought home to the viewer in a way "Contact" never could have, and pairing it up with "Without You" makes it even more poignant and heart-wrenching. It certainly works.

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* The song ''Without You''.
** Seconded. This troper can just about hold himself together during I'll Cover You Reprise, but Without You NEVER fails to have him blubbering like a baby.
**
You''. It gets better in the movie. First, there's the montage of the support group, with each member who dies slowly fading from view as the camera pans over them, and then there's the inclusion of [[spoiler:Angel]]'s death at the end, shown in its blunt, harsh, painful reality, as [[spoiler:Collins]] cries holding the body. This replaces the MindScrew[=/=]TrueArtIsIncomprehensible original version of the death from "Contact", and was included by WordOfGod because of the age of the musical: by the time the movie was made, AIDS research had progressed enough that the disease is no longer an automatic death sentence and a lot of modern people wouldn't get why such a big deal is made out of contracting it. By showing [[spoiler:Angel]]'s death, the pain and sorrow and loss and suffering is brought home to the viewer in a way "Contact" never could have, and pairing it up with "Without You" makes it even more poignant and heart-wrenching. It certainly works.



* There's something about Roger's anguished "Mimiiiiii!" at the end of "Your Eyes," especially the 2008 version, that just rips this troper's heart out. ''Chills,'' man.

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* There's something about Roger's anguished "Mimiiiiii!" at the end of "Your Eyes," especially the 2008 version, that just rips this troper's heart out.version. ''Chills,'' man.
26th Sep '15 8:44:00 PM nekonaito
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* ''How do you leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart? It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out until you're torn apart (RENT!) How can you connect in an age where strangers, landlords, lovers, your own bloodcells betray? What binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away?''

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* ''How do you leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart? It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out until you're torn apart (RENT!) How can you connect in an age where strangers, landlords, lovers, your own bloodcells betray? What binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away?''away?''
* The final performance of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_ZOlH71YgA Seasons of Love]] on Broadway, including former cast members.
21st Sep '15 4:07:00 PM rememberthehood1941
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* ''How can you leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart? It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out until you're torn apart (RENT!) How can you connect in an age where strangers, landlords, lovers, your own bloodcells betray? What binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away?''

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* ''How can do you leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart? It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out until you're torn apart (RENT!) How can you connect in an age where strangers, landlords, lovers, your own bloodcells betray? What binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away?''
21st Sep '15 4:06:17 PM rememberthehood1941
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* ''How can you leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart//
It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out until you're torn apart (RENT!)//
How can you connect in an age where strangers, landlords, lovers, your own bloodcells betray//
What binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away?''

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* ''How can you leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart//
heart? It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out until you're torn apart (RENT!)//
(RENT!) How can you connect in an age where strangers, landlords, lovers, your own bloodcells betray//
betray? What binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away?''
21st Sep '15 4:05:35 PM rememberthehood1941
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* On the exact day he met Angel, Collins decides to help himself and his friends by rewiring an ATM machine that will only work for those who have the code: [[spoiler: A-N-G-E-L.]]

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* On the exact day he met Angel, Collins decides to help himself and his friends by rewiring an ATM machine that will only work for those who have the code: [[spoiler: A-N-G-E-L.]]]]
* ''How can you leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart//
It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out until you're torn apart (RENT!)//
How can you connect in an age where strangers, landlords, lovers, your own bloodcells betray//
What binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away?''
29th Aug '15 8:12:17 AM rememberthehood1941
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-->"Time flies...'''and then no need to endure anymore!'''...Time dies."
4th Jun '15 9:50:50 AM Lolapola
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** Just before this line - Mark's desperate attempts to defuse the argument before Collins hears. It does not work.


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* In Finale A: Collins's line, "I'm afraid she needs more than heat." You can ''hear'' the resignation in Collins's voice. He's seen it before, and he can't believe it's happening again, so soon.
4th Jun '15 9:46:24 AM Lolapola
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** Especially since [[KickTheDog Roger completely ignores him]], even though he's the one who's refusing to live and is hiding behind his withdrawal.

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** Especially since [[KickTheDog Roger completely ignores him and mocks him]], even though he's the one who's refusing to live and is hiding behind his withdrawal.
5th Nov '14 11:28:11 PM kansaiwillow
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* The final shot of Angel in the movie, her nails are painted blue. The same colour that Mimi was painting them in [[spoiler: the hospital when she was dying]]. The implication is heartbreaking- Mark shot that in some of [[spoiler: Angels final days]]

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* When Mimi [[spoiler: revives a few moments after dying in Roger's arms and recounts how she was "in a tunnel, heading towards a warm, white light" and at the end of it was Angel (and she looks ''good!''). Angel had turned her around and literally sent her back to Earth to be with Roger and everyone again.]]
* Finale B has a quick blink-and-you'll-miss-it-moment in the movie. After Mimi [[spoiler: revives and tells everyone how she saw Angel]] and everyone starts to sing, as Mark runs to his projector, Collins collapses in Mimi's lap and starts to sob, both for his lost love and for the return of one of his best friends.
* The final shot of Angel in the movie, her nails are painted blue. The same colour that Mimi was painting them in [[spoiler: the hospital when she was dying]]. The implication is heartbreaking- Mark shot that in some of [[spoiler: Angels Angel's final days]]days]]
* On the exact day he met Angel, Collins decides to help himself and his friends by rewiring an ATM machine that will only work for those who have the code: [[spoiler: A-N-G-E-L.]]
13th Nov '13 11:21:17 AM grendalhopper
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* The final shot of Angel in the movie, her nails are painted blue. The same colour that Mimi was painting them in [[spoiler: the hospital when she was dying]] the sneaky implication is heartbreaking, if you think Mark shot that in some of [[spoiler: Angels final days]]

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* The final shot of Angel in the movie, her nails are painted blue. The same colour that Mimi was painting them in [[spoiler: the hospital when she was dying]] the sneaky dying]]. The implication is heartbreaking, if you think heartbreaking- Mark shot that in some of [[spoiler: Angels final days]]
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