History Theatre / Rent

16th Apr '18 6:07:34 AM jormis29
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* AnachronismStew: The play doesn't have a set time period and premiered on Broadway in 1996, but the movie is set in 1989-90. Benny and Collins both talk about the Internet somewhat prophetically, since it didn't start becoming mainstream until the mid-90's. The same is true for Angel referencing ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' a year before it was released. Mark's film montage at the end contained a mural painted on a wall for deceased Latin music legend Celia Cruz, but the movie was supposed to be set about 10 years before that happened.

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* AnachronismStew: The play doesn't have a set time period and premiered on Broadway in 1996, but the movie is set in 1989-90. Benny and Collins both talk about the Internet somewhat prophetically, since it didn't start becoming mainstream until the mid-90's. The same is true for Angel referencing ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' a year before it was released. Mark's film montage at the end contained a mural painted on a wall for deceased Latin music legend Celia Cruz, Music/CeliaCruz, but the movie was supposed to be set about 10 years before that happened.
12th Apr '18 10:16:16 AM DustSnitch
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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. The 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), Larson, ''RENT'' depicts a group of New York bohemians coping with the modern and postmodern condition. The cast includes:
30th Mar '18 9:55:48 AM Fichistas1952
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* ImColdSoCold: Mimi complains of being cold in the finale, where she appears to be on the edge of death but subverted in that she doesn't actually die.
21st Feb '18 3:45:35 PM lakingsif
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* TragicAIDSStory: Many characters have and die from the disease, the most prominent being Angel. Mimi, a drug addict, comes close, and likely dies soon after the play ends, but still makes it to the final curtain. Roger's ex-girlfriend killed herself because she didn't want to live with it shortly before the events of the musical, and Roger himself suffers depression from it. The message implied was that Angel was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth.
4th Feb '18 9:51:52 AM CJCroen1393
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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.

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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. Tellingly, she proceeds to ask him if he has any money to spare. As he just stands there in guilty silence, she coldly remarks "Yeah, didn't think so..." before leaving.
2nd Feb '18 3:23:29 AM murbek
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*** Arguable that that was ever the implication. The drug dealer is shown to have baggies of heroin, and in a later scene does provide Mimi with heroin. AZT is never mentioned in direct connection with said drug dealer.
2nd Feb '18 2:17:56 AM murbek
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-->'''Mark:''' The musician lights up the night with passionate fire.\\

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-->'''Mark:''' The musician lights up music ignites the night with passionate fire.\\
2nd Feb '18 1:19:03 AM murbek
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** There is plenty room to argue the non-straightness of even the straight characters. In fact, in some of the original notes, Mark was also flamingly bisexual, as Roger mentions to Mimi that Mark slept with half the guys in his film class. [[note]]Unfortunately these notes have not been publically shared, and can only be seen by visiting the Library of Congress.[[/note]]

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** There is plenty room to argue the non-straightness of even the straight characters. In fact, in some of the original notes, Mark was also flamingly bisexual, as Roger mentions to Mimi that Mark slept with half the guys in his film class. [[note]]Unfortunately these notes have not been publically shared, and can only be seen by visiting the Library of Congress.[[/note]][[/note]] And considering it's also made clearer that Mark and Benny know each other from film class, you can also question the nature of their relationship.
2nd Feb '18 1:15:39 AM murbek
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** There is plenty room to argue the non-straightness of even the straight characters. In fact, in some of the original notes, Mark was also flamingly bisexual, as Roger mentions to Mimi that Mark slept with half the guys in his film class. [[note]]Unfortunately these notes have not been publically shared, and can only be seen by visiting the Library of Congress.[[/note]]
23rd Jan '18 5:09:57 PM coralina33
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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Angel is DMAB, dating a gay man, dresses like a drag queen, acts femininely, and is hinted to prefer the pronoun "she" but apparently doesn't mind masculine pronouns either. Their actual gender is never explicitly stated, so it's entirely up to the actor, director, and perhaps audience.

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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Angel is DMAB, DMAB [[note]]designated male at birth[[/note]], dating a gay man, dresses like a drag queen, acts femininely, and is hinted to prefer the pronoun "she" but apparently doesn't mind masculine pronouns either. Their actual gender is never explicitly stated, so it's entirely up to the actor, director, and perhaps audience.
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