jess and i watched RENT this past weekend. i really wasn't that excited about seeing it, but in fact, it turned out to be rather enjoyable. i mean, there was the whole "AIDs AIDs AIDs" thing, but i suppose that is huge part of some people's lives. it's weird watching a musical. for me, i think i have to constantly remind myself that i'm not really watching a movie so much as a play. so i have to dispense all my normal movie/realism ideas. i do think it would be awesome if the real world was more like a musical; where everyone was wonderfully musical and could sing great and we all knew exactly what the words to chorus were and we communicated our thoughts and emotions through song. i think that would be fun. bizarre, but fun. although, you would probably be able to communicate emotions and feelings a lot faster through music.
anyway, i wasn't just shot in the rear by the music in the film... at least at first. but there was one theme that really caught my attention, so i decided to download the soundtrack. now, i'm not a huge fan of the cheesy 90s distortion guitar used a lot or the guy that looks like Bon Jovi (or his voice). in fact, i wasn't thrilled with a lot of the instruments used (they sounded synethized or something; i dont know). however, i am loving some of these themes (songs) in the play. seriously, they're awesome. i just keep listening to them over and over. i really enjoy Rosario Dawson's voice. it's just, very solid. actually, all of their voices are that way (i imagine you can't successfully sing dainty-like in a musical).
i suppose my favorite is the "no day but today" theme. if you haven't heard it and like people singing and music and stuff you really should check it out. (it's not all "525,600 minutes" in case you dont like that song.)
here's a fun picture i took the other day at my dad's birthday party.
on a different note... this is awesome. thanks to billy for calling this to my attention:
Arrested Development memorabilia
(i'm keeping my fingers crossed for the SOB's script!)