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Mon, Feb. 13th, 2006, 04:54 pm
justfortoday: dead zone!

it seems as though entries have been pretty sparse over on this board, and thusly, I'll take it upon myself to get things warmed up a bit.

How are you feeling about the fact that the movie has seemingly made far too many teenagers/young adults absolutely insane? It seems as though they've decided that they're die hard rent heads just because they paid nine dollars to see the movie once. It's actually driving me crazy. I feel like shouting, "Why don't you sleep on the street with the temperatures hovering below zero before waxing on an on about how much rent has changed your life!"

Or. I could be entirely wrong, and people actually like what sensationalism has caused.


Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005, 11:32 pm
monalisashake: forget regret or life is yours to miss..

hey guys..
i'm new here.. just joined. my name's daile, (i'm a girl!) and i'm 21..
i've never had the opportunity to see Rent (or anything else for that matter) on Broadway, but I've seen the movie twice so far, and I listen to the soundtrack at least three times a day. i've been told i'm a little bit way beyond obsessed help. and also that i sing maureen and angel's parts very well. *beams*

but er, anyway.. i wanted to share a link, for anyone who doesn't know about it. this great little site that has screen caps and personal photos and pretty much anything Rent you might be looking for:


it's amazing. anyway, i hope to make some friends here, seeing as my best friend hasn't seen rent and my fiance, well.. she hated it. (she's usually so smart, i don't know what happened here..)


Sun, Nov. 13th, 2005, 04:06 pm
hotcouturewhite: Chris Columbus- RENT

hey guys, I don't know how many of you have read this interview-- it's great!

Playbill.com with Rent's director...
the most interesting thing to me:

"I thought about the possibility of making it into a film. But I had heard at the time, I think that it might have been Martin Scorsese, was involved, so obviously I'm not going to get in the way of that. And, then I heard later on that Spike Lee was involved. ... I always knew I wanted to be involved with it in some way if it was still available. I found out that it was going to NBC as a miniseries. I immediately acted upon that and said, "I don't want this thing to become homogenized in a TV version of Rent.""

Oh, and Daphne Ruben-Vega was pregnant, not too old looking, like I had thought previously.

read the whole interview here!


Sat, Oct. 22nd, 2005, 02:11 pm
justfortoday: wedding songs

i posted to the general rent category on CB, regarding plausible wedding songs, if by some miracle, my boyfriend actually realizes that he should put a ring on my finger. I have to make sure that there is something from the soundtrack on it.

In all seriousness, someone actually suggested "contact"! My grandmother would have a heart attack! I vote for the cover you reprise.

what do you guys think? Actually, now that I think about it, Love Heals might work, too (though I still want something from the OBC track).

So, ideas?

Sat, Oct. 1st, 2005, 01:18 pm
justfortoday: (no subject)

how did people feel about Dominique Roy as mimi?

Fri, Sep. 30th, 2005, 10:31 am
volvocowgirl99: (no subject)

Well, I sat down last night and listened to the new RENT movie soundtrack track by track on headphones (so I could really really listen to it with no distractions) and I have some thoughts now! (I had a few before but I have changed my mind on some)

-First of all, I am SO used to the OBC, that during songs like "Rent" where they have taken out the dialogue, I keep adding it back in in my head like "Hello, Maureen? Your equipment won't work? Ok, alright I'll go!" Haha.

-Okay. Overall - I think this new soundtrack is AMAZING. People will knock it, people will compare it to the original, but overall - I think it's great! And honestly, with such beautiful material to work with, how could you go TOO wrong?

-It was (probably) my favorite song before, but I think the new "Take Me or Leave Me" might be even better than the original! It is UN-believable - in my opinion. After I heard it, I re-played it at least 3 times to hear it again. Tracie & Idina are compeletely on point and they sound absolutely amazing.

-Rosario sounds great, way better than the online clips I heard before. (Is it just me or does the CD sound much better than the clips on the RENT movie site? I know it's the same thing, but for some reason it sounds better to me). I think "Out Tonight" sounds absolutely great. More power than I expected. She brings Mimi a slight touch of vulnerability that is nice though.

-Anthony Rapp sounds just the same pretty much. Idina and Taye sound even better than before. I feel like Idina's really grown as a singer (not that she wasn't amazing before) and she wants to show that off. Tracie is amazing! Great choice to use her for Joanne, I think.

-Love Heals is a great song! I like it. I am pleased with it.

-A couple of NEGATIVES though - not much - but whoever said yesterday that the instrumentals in "Light My Candle" sound like a MIDI file is COMPLETELY right. I laughed thinking about that. It really does - it sounds cheap. Why?

-Also, did they digitize Rosario's voice a little bit in Out Tonight? Like use some kind of weird effect on some of the notes? Do I hear something funny in there, or is it just me?

-The last point - I am a little bit disappointed with "La Vie Boheme" - One of my favorite songs in the show - I'm sure with the visual in the movie - it will be great. BUT - does anyone else feel that the whole number sounds a little too "rehearsed" and a little too "polished" -- do you know what I'm trying to say here? The original feels so raw and so spontaneous... this one sounds a little more contrived. And, I don't like the track starting out with "Who Died?" - But again I'm sure when I see the film I will feel differently about that. It's awkward for me right now though.

ANYWAY:: WHAT A LONG POST!! If you got through it, good for you and thanks! :) I have more thoughts but they aren't all coming to me right now. Please share your thoughts! It's fun to talk about this with other RENTheads when I'm at work!!

Thu, Sep. 22nd, 2005, 10:22 pm
justfortoday: (no subject)

all right. what's going on here?

there's actually a RENT THEME available under the download section on the sony page. it won't work for me. help!

Mon, Sep. 19th, 2005, 07:59 pm
___neverland___: Soundtrack Question

So, one of my friends mentioned something to me last night about the soundtrack having different cards (or something) inside that have pictures or different characters. Does anyone know anything about this?

Tue, Sep. 13th, 2005, 09:08 am
antigoneschase: Who am I most like?

Well, if you ask my wife, she says Maureen. I'm more subtle about my Diva-hood than Reenie, but it's still there.

We do "Take Me or Leave Me" every time it comes on, because it honestly is us. She's so much JoAnne it hurts. And when Reenie is in the background saying "A control freak... a snob but overattentive... a loveable droll GEEK... and ANAL RETENTIVE" I get SUCH joy shouting it out... because it's mostly true about her. lol

We also fight just as much, but love each other just as much. :)

Of course, Wifelet is really part Mimi, part Angel, mostly JoAnne... but I could take a year to explain all of that.

I also really identify with Mark. I'm the people watcher, always on the outside, very much a loner (I know, how can a loner be a diva... it's a symptom of the struggle in me to not take up any space in the world while taking up too much.) and always feel like while I can pretty much survive anything, I am weak in many ways.

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