Posts Tagged ‘Rent’

I Don’t Discuss My Process – The Making of the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender

Mittwoch, Dezember 30th, 2009

Judging by the astronomical visitor figures of the last four weeks and the unprecedented poll participation, many people have enjoyed reading the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender (Trademark pending). And if DVD extras are any indication, what people like even more than being entertained, is a view behind the scenes, at how the film (or the Adventskalender) was made. So here are ten things you might not have known about the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender – my personal trade secrets, so to speak. And they are certainly good advice for anyone undertaking such a great venture. (weiterlesen …)

Adventskalender 12

Samstag, Dezember 12th, 2009

Click the link to open the twelfth door. Klick auf den Link, um das zwölfte Türchen zu öffnen.

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Minute Movie Review – Rent

Freitag, März 14th, 2008


Rent is based on the famous opera “La Boheme”. The story is transported into the early ’90s and into New York’s alphabet city, but the general story is still very similar. The protagonists deal with poverty, AIDS and what “boheme” actually means – each while trying to solve the problems in their lives. Friendships and relationships are destroyed and later repaired and all set to rock music and songs that actually advance the story. The film is a direct adaptation of the Broadway musical, even starring most of the original cast. But this is also maybe its weakest point, since they are all about a decade older than their personae and this is sometimes painfully obvious. Nevertheless, the story is moving and the music and singing is good, so most people will gladly overlook it.

Random Observations:

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People familiar with the stage musical will be glad to hear that the songs missing from the movie were actually recorded as well and are included as bonus material on the DVD.

Many people criticize the film for being “out of touch with reality” since AIDS isn’t recognized as the threat it was considered in the early ’90s anymore. Nevertheless, the lessons of the movie (just like those of the original opera) are pretty much timeless and certainly deserve to be heard today.