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21 December 2005 @ 11:58 am
Rent-related stuff  
So my boss took off at work, so I spent the last hour listening to my Rent soundtrack. I took down our plastic ten gallon bucket, turned it upside down, and used wooden spoons as drumsticks. No, I didn't get any work done.

Also, for those of you who have talked to me about Rent's chances of winning an Oscar on AIM, the answer is "not good":

1.) Golden Globe nominees are out, and Rent didn't get a single nomination. Several movies I haven't even heard of dominate the musical sections.

2.) The reviews have been mixed at best. A glance at rottentomatoes.com, which compiles all the reviews and forms an average for the movie based on that, gave it a 49%, which means a little over half the critics didn't like it or thought it was mediocre.

3.) And for those of you holding out for best song, the Oscar selection committee already put out it's list of 48 contenders for the award, and not only is Rent not on it, it was disqualified. (To win "best original song", the song has to have been written specifically for the movie. Adaptations of musicals are automatically disqualified unless a new song is written for the adaptation. There is a song on the movie soundtrack that was never in the musical, but it's not that good and it was never in the movie, either.)
 
 
 
the Anything Muppetxerne on December 21st, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
Adaptations of musicals are automatically disqualified unless a new song is written for the adaptation.

Hence the gratuitously-added new song in the Phantom movie, for example.
A Guy Named Goo: Angel and Collins by hjtheb_iconsaguynamedgoo on December 21st, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
That was my first thought, too. I remember you guys talking about it in PA last year (and how Jen didn't like the song at all). I believe another musical adaptation did it before Phantom, though, but hell if I can remember which one. I think it was Chicago. Was Chicago ever a musical, or was it just a movie that happens to be a musical?
the Anything Muppetxerne on December 21st, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
No, Chicago's been a musical for some time.
♫  ♪  ♡ :. Chrysta Bella .: ♡  ♪  ♫: Heartthrobdark_is_the_sex on December 21st, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
Hehe, we did Chicago in my Junior year of High School in theatre.
A Guy Named Goo: Angel and Collins by hjtheb_iconsaguynamedgoo on December 21st, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. :P I decided one of the things I want to do after my sex change (or, at least, after my voice is finished changing) is I want to get singing lessons and pursue a carrer (or at least a hobby) in musical theatre. Mark from Rent is my dream role.
Amatarougaroux on December 21st, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
Heh, we all have a day like that :P Actually....it was fun, today in choir we were all singing Rent songs (evil evil movie soundtrack...grr....>_<) but we had only one guy. So he sang Roger and I sang Mark XD. Then when we got to Angel and Collins songs...well, he looked at me and went "I'm glad you're a girl" hehe, good times, good times ^_^

But the thing with the movie...it's just not as good as the play. It's really not, and even though they did a good job of adapting it onto the screen, there's just stuff missing that kind of ties it together...not much, but some. Heh, whatever, Rent's won some Tony's, i'm happy XD
Samantha: [ playing spiderman. ]pyralisha on December 24th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah!
A Guy Named Goo: Angel and Collins by hjtheb_iconsaguynamedgoo on December 25th, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Thanks a lot. ^_^