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.