- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The first musical number. Before you catch on that there are a few of these...
- But "What's the point of a revolution—without general...general copulation, copulation copulation!" deserves a spot all of its own.
- Ear Worm: The songs can be quite catchy. Scary and catchy, though.
- Fridge Brilliance: Perhaps not intended, but Marat was assassinated in his bathtub, and the play takes place in the bath-house of the asylum.
- Values Dissonance: The whole play is about setting these up, and letting the opposites tear each other apart.
- Vindicated by History: One of the many issues raised during the play is the nature of Marat (and de Sade's) life-work, and wondering how History will judge them for what they did. Again, de Sade is using Marat as a way of explaining himself.
- de Sade says, at one point, that "When I vanish, I want all trace of my existence to be wiped out"
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: So, so many things. Especially in the film.