Wednesday, February 22, 2006

No Day But Today

If I lived in NY when I was in high school, I so would have been a "Renthead." There are times I DO feel guilty for liking this show...not so much the themes (maybe a little)...but the language. However, it is organic to the story and to their lives, so it makes sense.

As soon as I got off work yesterday it was straight to "Circuit City" to buy the DVD. The feature length story of Jonathan Larson and the show and now movie had me in tears. I remember the 1996 Tony Awards when "Rent" was so honored. The only song I really knew at the time was "Seasons of Love" and they sang "La Vie Boheme" on the awards show and I thought it was the strangest thing. Now, ten years later, I really, really get it. I probably would have got it back then...but I never had the chance to see it (with "Doogie Howser") in L.A. and anyway...none of that matters anymore. I have the movie and when it comes to town again...I am so there!


Friar Tuck said...

Have not seen RENT. Not a big musical guy.

Mel said...

I'm getting it finally today, darn car!
I know what you mean by guilty, it's like we shouldn't like it, but it's so awesome. Plus the positive outweighs anything questionable.

joshua.michael said...

i have seen the play...twice I think. I haven't seen the movie. Looking forward to it coming on CleanFilms.

Mel said...

I watched the documentary on Fri, and cried too! I love the deleted scenes, totally stuff I didn't even remember from the musical

Friar Tuck said...

Ok I watched it.

And posted about it as well.