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Rent - Who Knew?

Started watching "Rent" tonight for the first time (didn't finish it, though; had to turn it off during the scene where Mimi is seen at her place of employment; not appropriate for Connor :D). About twenty minutes into the show, I started to get a feeling that something seemed familiar . . . guys living in a seedy apartment . . . the girl from downstairs shows up, needing a light. When she mentioned feeling frail and sickly, the lightbulb went off for me. "La Boheme." Was this an updated retelling of "La Boheme?" When I learned that her name was Mimi, I knew I had to be right. I'm not expecting her to survive to the end of the show :D. Kinda cool, and I like the music so far. Loved the tango sequence. I'll probably watch the rest of it tomorrow night. How funny that I'd never heard it was based on the opera, though. I saw La Boheme in San Francisco a few years ago (the only time I've been to the opera here, in fact). I'd have been more interested in "Rent," and watched it sooner if I'd known.

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cscottd
Nov. 24th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
Yup. :)

There's even a song later on called La Vie Boheme.

lexigeek
Nov. 24th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, the movie doesn't do the stage show justice AT ALL.
princessrica
Nov. 25th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
I am sure that the stage show is way better, but I lovelovelovelove that movie. I was worried that it would feel corny watching it on TV vs. seeing a stage production, but it doesn't. You're making me want to go throw it in!
one4worldpeace
Nov. 25th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
I love that movie. I saw the live show RENT twice...it's one of husband's favorite. But I really think once I was able to seprate the show from the movie (and not expect them to be the same) I like the movie more. I often just it one when I am cleaning or something and dance around the house singing along.
robingrace
Nov. 27th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
Yup, that's a great one...we own it and it's Jon's favorite for sure.
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