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movies: I was a boy scout once . . .

and a brownie, until some brat got scared!

I wish they had kept that line.

Well, Rent was enjoyable. For some reason, I didn't have as big of a problem with the recitative being turned into dialog as I did with POTO. Maybe my Phantom experience prepared me for the shock.

I really don't feel like I can evaluate the movie on its own merits, it's too wrapped up in other Rent-themed materials in my head. I've had the movie soundtrack for a while, so wasn't surprised by the song changes. Wait, they didn't sing the new song, I just realized. What's the purpose of it, if it wasn't even in the movie? Is it on the radio? hmm. Anyway, none of the cinematography was so fantastic that I can say that the material truly benefitted from becoming a movie, but I did enjoy it.

The biggest surprise, for me, was Rosario Dawson's performance. She was much better than I expected her to be.


Nov. 27th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
Usually, I prefer to have them just tape the stage show. There are some shows, Phantom comes to mind, where they should make full movies out of them, as they really benefit from the special effects and things that can be done better on film than stage (passage of time).