I am always curious on how original musicals take
a chance at being adapted at film. What is the approach? Add more story
or keep all the singing just the way it is? With the added possibilities
of multiple settings and stages, what can a musical do to take advantage
of the new medium? Well, the latest music Rent is testing its hand
at film; and here is a movie trailer to prove it.
Rent is the big-screen adaptation of Jonathan
Larson's 1996 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical (which itself
was based on Puccini's 'La Boheme'), 'Rent' chronicles a year in the lives
of a group of New York City East Villagers. During a 525,600-minute span
of their existence, these bohemians grapple with everything from paying
the rent on time to being rent apart by love, drugs, AIDS and death.
Having never seen the musical [and rarely heard the music], the film Rent
looks at least somewhat interesting and features a cast that includes Anthony
Rapp, Adam Pascal, Taye Diggs and Jesse L. Martin.
To check out the trailer for Rent, click the image or the link
Watch the first trailer for Rent over at MovieFone.
Rent Movie Page coming soon.
Stay tuned for updates.