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17th Aug '17 7:30:01 PM JohnRamos88
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Like many stage musicals, ''RENT'' was adapted into a feature film, directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and released in 2005. A live television production is planned to air on Creator/{{Fox}} in sometime in 2017.

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Like many stage musicals, ''RENT'' was adapted into a feature film, directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and released in 2005. A live television production is planned to air on Creator/{{Fox}} in sometime in 2017.
2018, the 10th year since it's final Broadway performances.
17th Jul '17 2:53:56 PM NWolfman
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** Cutting "Christmas Bells" in the movie removes the implication that Mimi got her AZT on the black market, making it seem as though an exotic dancer living in squalor could somehow afford a drug priced somewhere in the thousands.[[note]]In fact, most of the protests and riots during [[ThePlague the AIDS crisis]] were the result of a potential life-saving drug being made too expensive for the people with the illness, who felt that the Reagan administration were [[MurderByInaction simply waiting]] [[KillThePoor for them to go extinct]] rather than help them.[[/note]]
14th Jul '17 1:09:01 PM shawn_allen
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* RealityEnsues: After Mimi is found and brought in, the group lay her out on the table to try to get her warmed up. Collins says that it's too late and goes to the phone to dial 911.
10th Jul '17 10:03:39 AM Mdumas43073
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The musical, like many others, was adapted into film in 2005 and will soon be broadcast on televison through FOX in the US.

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The musical, like Like many others, stage musicals, ''RENT'' was adapted into film in 2005 a feature film, directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and will soon be broadcast released in 2005. A live television production is planned to air on televison through FOX Creator/{{Fox}} in the US.
sometime in 2017.



!!This play provides examples of:

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!!This play musical provides examples of:
1st Jul '17 8:38:49 AM JohnRamos88
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The musical, like many others, was adapted into film in 2005.

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The musical, like many others, was adapted into film in 2005.
2005 and will soon be broadcast on televison through FOX in the US.
25th Jun '17 11:06:32 PM DoctorNemesis
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* CondescendingCompassion: At one point, after Mark intervenes to help a homeless woman being harassed by the police by filming their encounter, she angrily rejects his assistance by accusing him of just trying to appropriate and exploit her unfortunate circumstances as inspiration for his art rather than acting out of any sincere desire to help.
30th May '17 9:38:08 PM Luigifan
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A 1994 RockOpera adaptation of Puccini's ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', written by Jonathan Larson (who [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] before the show was staged), ''RENT'' depicts a group of New York bohemians coping with the modern and postmodern condition. These cast includes:

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A 1994 RockOpera adaptation of Puccini's ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', written by Jonathan Larson (who [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] before the show was staged), ''RENT'' depicts a group of New York bohemians coping with the modern and postmodern condition. These The cast includes:



* Joanne Jefferson: A Harvard-educated lawyer. She is Maureen's girlfriend, the most strait-laced of all the characters.

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* Joanne Jefferson: A Harvard-educated lawyer. She is Maureen's girlfriend, the most strait-laced straight-laced of all the characters.



** "Contact" is cut, Angel's illness instead is played alongside "Without You", which also shows the depth of Mimi's depression and disease and how she comes to rely more and more on Benny.

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** "Contact" is cut, cut; Angel's illness instead is played alongside "Without You", which also shows the depth of Mimi's depression and disease and how she comes to rely more and more on Benny.



** Unfortunately this works against Benny's character. His PetTheDog scenes in the second act--where he pays for [[spoiler:Angel's funeral]] and Mimi's stay in rehab, and encourages Roger to get back together with her near the end--were cut from the film, making him purely the villain rather than a member of the group whose life and career took him in a different direction, complicating his relationship with the others while still being their friend. The film arguably suffers for losing this nuance. Though it also removes the bit near the end showing that his wife found out about his infidelity.

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** Unfortunately this works against Benny's character. His PetTheDog scenes in the second act--where act -- where he pays for [[spoiler:Angel's funeral]] and Mimi's stay in rehab, and encourages Roger to get back together with her near the end--were end -- were cut from the film, making him purely the villain rather than a member of the group whose life and career took him in a different direction, complicating his relationship with the others while still being their friend. The film arguably suffers for losing this nuance. Though it also removes the bit near the end showing that his wife found out about his infidelity.



** The title, [[Main/TitleDrop of course]]. See DoubleMeaningTitle below.

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** The title, [[Main/TitleDrop [[TitleDrop of course]]. See DoubleMeaningTitle below.



-->'''Roger''':
-->''Excuse me if I'm off track''

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-->'''Roger''':
-->''Excuse
-->'''Roger''': ''Excuse me if I'm off track''



* BittersweetEnding: The musical ends on an optimistic note, but half the characters have HIV/AIDS, so it's really only a matter of time until something like this happens again. [[spoiler: WordOfGod is that Mimi died soon after the end of the story.]] Also, it's possible now that Benny (and by association, his wife Allison) are living on borrowed time as well, if we interpret his relationship with Mimi as a sexual one.

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* BittersweetEnding: The musical ends on an optimistic note, but half the characters have HIV/AIDS, so it's really only a matter of time until something like this happens again. [[spoiler: WordOfGod [[spoiler:WordOfGod is that Mimi died soon after the end of the story.]] Also, it's possible now that Benny (and by association, his wife Allison) are living on borrowed time as well, if we interpret his relationship with Mimi as a sexual one.



* CastFullOfGay: Maureen is bisexual; Mark, Roger, Mimi and Benny are straight. Joanne is either gay or bi, Collins is gay, and his lover Angel is queer of some stripe or another, depending on what gender identity Angel actually has.

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* CastFullOfGay: Maureen is bisexual; Mark, Roger, Mimi Mimi, and Benny are straight. Joanne is either gay or bi, Collins is gay, and his lover Angel is queer of some stripe or another, depending on what gender identity Angel actually has.



* {{Corpsing}}: In the 10th anniversary performance (which featured the original main cast), there were a few instances where the cast members briefly broke character due to some sort of slip up. Both Adam Pascal and Creator/IdinaMenzel occasionally forgot their lines or lyrics (but laughed it off and continued), and there's a rather hilarious instance during "I'll Cover You" where Creator/JesseLMartin was caught off-guard by how fast an incoming dance move was. His reaction? "'''OH SHIT!!!''' I forgot how fast you[[note]]Wilson Jermaine Heredia[[/note]] were!"

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* {{Corpsing}}: In the 10th anniversary performance (which featured the original main cast), there were a few instances where the cast members briefly broke character due to some sort of slip up.slip-up. Both Adam Pascal and Creator/IdinaMenzel occasionally forgot their lines or lyrics (but laughed it off and continued), and there's a rather hilarious instance during "I'll Cover You" where Creator/JesseLMartin was caught off-guard by how fast an incoming dance move was. His reaction? "'''OH SHIT!!!''' I forgot how fast you[[note]]Wilson Jermaine Heredia[[/note]] were!"



** [[spoiler: Mimi is KilledOffForReal at the climax of the Dutch production.]]

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** [[spoiler: Mimi [[spoiler:Mimi is KilledOffForReal at the climax of the Dutch production.]]



* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Angel. This almost happens to Mimi, too. See below.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Mimi (except in the Dutch production), who is saved through ThePowerOfRock... alongside a heavy dose of FridgeLogic/slight MindScrew. Being brought from the freezing street to a warm room probably helped too.]]

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Angel.[[spoiler:Angel. This almost happens to Mimi, too. See below.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Mimi (except in the Dutch production), who is saved through ThePowerOfRock... alongside a heavy dose of FridgeLogic/slight FridgeLogic[=/=]slight MindScrew. Being brought from the freezing street to a warm room probably helped too.]]



* DoubleMeaningTitle: It refers to the rent that Mark and Roger can't pay, and to the general feeling of being torn (i.e., "rent") apart. And the third meaning, as suggested by "I'll Cover You" and "What You Own" - nothing is owned in this life, only rented. Including life itself.
* DownerEnding: The Dutch production apparently did not like how [[spoiler: Mimi seemed to be brought back to life by the power of love. So in that one she really ''does'' die. And after she gets carried off stage by the other characters, Mark stands on stage and sings a cynical rendition of the finale]]. This was approved by the licensors and everything.

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: It refers to the rent that Mark and Roger can't pay, and to the general feeling of being torn (i.e., "rent") apart. And the third meaning, as suggested by "I'll Cover You" and "What You Own" - -- nothing is owned in this life, only rented. Including life itself.
* DownerEnding: The Dutch production apparently did not like how [[spoiler: Mimi [[spoiler:Mimi seemed to be brought back to life by the power of love. So in that one one, she really ''does'' die. And after she gets carried off stage by the other characters, Mark stands on stage and sings a cynical rendition of the finale]]. This was approved by the licensors and everything.



---> '''Collins:''' We went to steal and air conditioner.

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---> '''Collins:''' We went to steal and an air conditioner.



* TheLostLenore: April, Roger's dead girlfriend, whose suicide triggers the depression we find him at play's start. [[spoiler:In the theatre version, Mark notes that April [[DrivenToSuicide slit her wrists in their bathtub]], leaving a note saying only, "We've got AIDS." The film isn't quite that explicit.]]

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* TheLostLenore: April, Roger's dead girlfriend, whose suicide triggers the depression we find him at the play's start. [[spoiler:In the theatre version, Mark notes that April [[DrivenToSuicide slit her wrists in their bathtub]], leaving a note saying only, "We've got AIDS." The film isn't quite that explicit.]]



* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: Angel's funeral. Mimi and Roger's relationship seems to have ended for good, Mark and Roger alienate because of Roger running off to Santa Fe, and Collins isn't happy that all the drama was brought to the funeral--something he knew Angel would've never wanted. [[ZigZagged However]], Maureen and Joanne reconcile for good, and Benny begins to turn back to his friends, footing the bill for Angel's funeral, and admitting to Collins he never really liked the dog Angel [[DrivenToSuicide drove to suicide]].

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* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: Angel's funeral. Mimi and Roger's relationship seems to have ended for good, Mark and Roger alienate because of Roger running off to Santa Fe, and Collins isn't happy that all the drama was brought to the funeral--something funeral -- something he knew Angel would've never wanted. [[ZigZagged However]], Maureen and Joanne reconcile for good, and Benny begins to turn back to his friends, footing the bill for Angel's funeral, and admitting to Collins he never really liked the dog Angel [[DrivenToSuicide drove to suicide]].



** The constant puns with Mimi's name and the word "me", seen at least in "Light My Candle", "La Vie Boheme A" and "Goodbye Love".

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** The constant puns with Mimi's name and the word "me", seen at least in "Light My Candle", "La Vie Boheme A" A", and "Goodbye Love".



* SettingUpdate

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* SettingUpdateSettingUpdate: See RecycledINSPACE above.



* ShoutOut: To ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', of course: Angel's last is name Schaunard, the name of the character she was modeled after. Collins is Collin), Mark is Marcello, Mimi (just guess), etc. They all have jobs roughly equivalent to their operatic counterparts, Mark being a filmmaker while Marcello was a painter, etc.

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* ShoutOut: To ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', of course: Angel's last is name Schaunard, the name of the character she was modeled after. Collins is Collin), Collin, Mark is Marcello, Mimi (just guess), etc. They all have jobs roughly equivalent to their operatic counterparts, Mark being a filmmaker while Marcello was a painter, etc.



* StepfordSmiler: Mark. While he's always attempting to be [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Roger's happy, supportive best friend]], the song "Halloween" marks him (pun intended) as someone contemplative, mournful, and terrified of the reality of his situation. [[TearJerker ''And when I capture it on film, will it mean that it's the end and I'm alone?'']]

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* StepfordSmiler: Mark. While he's always attempting to be [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Roger's happy, supportive best friend]], the song "Halloween" marks him (pun intended) as someone contemplative, mournful, and terrified of the reality of his situation. [[TearJerker ''And ''[[TearJerker And when I capture it on film, will it mean that it's the end and I'm alone?'']]alone?]]''



* TriumphantReprise: "Finale B", for "Another Day", "Without You" and "Will I?"

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* TriumphantReprise: "Finale B", for "Another Day", "Without You" You", and "Will I?"
11th May '17 7:25:57 AM Raconteur11037
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* DuetBonding: Mimi and Roger especially.

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* DuetBonding: Mimi and Roger especially.especially, though there are several examples.
** All in all, there are ''six or seven'', depending on your exact definition: "Light My Candle", "I Should Tell You", and arguably "Another Day" for Mimi and Roger; "You Okay, Honey?" and "I'll Cover You" for Angel and Collins ("Santa Fe" could be considered one, as it does feature Mark and Roger, but is mainly focused on Angel and Collins); "Tango: Maureen" for Mark and Joanne; and "What You Own" for Mark and Roger.
7th Jan '17 2:20:06 PM ecuvulle6267
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* SnowMeansLove: In the film version, snow falls as Mimi and Roger stand outside the cafe after Maureen's protest and finally admit they could have a real relationship together.
7th Jan '17 12:50:55 AM JohnRamos88
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