arcadiagt5 (arcadiagt5) wrote,

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Five Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes...

...How do you measure a year in a life?

This evening I watched Rent, the movie of the musical by the late Jonathon Larson.

The movie format... didn't quite work for me. There was something removed. Absent. A lack of connection somehow. A sense of sterility.

Despite this there are moments where the confronting story reaches a level of high tragedy that did really move me.

On the DVD I checked out the alternate ending which I think recreates the way the stage play would end. And it worked better.

Definitely one to see live if I get a chance.

PS: A Seasons of Love music video is available here.
Tags: musicals, reviews

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