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Uniform Title Rent (Motion picture)
Title Rent [videorecording] / Revolution Studios presents in association with 1492 Pictures ; a Tribeca production ; a Chris Columbus film ; based on the musical by Jonathan Larson ; produced by Jane Rosenthal ... [et al.] ; screenplay by Stephen Chbosky ; directed by Chris Columbus.

Imprint [Culver City, Calif.] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library DVD    REN    Available
 GDL Central Library DVD    REN    Available
Edition 2-disc widescreen special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the musical book music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: Commentary by director Chris Columbus and selected cast ; feature length documentary "No day but today" ; Deleted scenes and musical performances ; PSAs for Jonathan Larson's performing arts foundation and the National Marfan Foundation.
Credits Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; art directors, Keith P. Cunningham, Nanci Noblett ; editor, Richard Pearson ; original music, Jonathan Larson ; costume designer, Aggie Guerard Rodgers ; production designer, Howard Cummings.
Cast Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Tracie Thoms, Taye Diggs.
Summary Focuses on the year in the life of a group of friends in New York's East Village. The "bohemians" live carefree lives of art, music, sex, and drugs. It is carefree until Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, and Roger, an aspiring songwriter, find out they owe a year's rent to Benny. Benny is a former friend who had promised them free rent when he married the landlord's daughter. Roger has also attracted the attention of his downstairs neighbor, Mimi. Mark's former girlfriend, Maureen, has found a new romance in a lawyer named Joanne. Philosophy professor Tom finds his soul mate in drag queen Angel. With this being the late 1980s, the threat of AIDS is always present.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material involving drugs and sexuality, and for some strong language.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation.
Language Dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Digital) or French (5.1 Dolby Digital) ; with optional subtitles in English or French ; closed-captioned.
Subject Rent -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Bohemianism -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Interpersonal relations -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Apartment dwellers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Genre/Form Romance films
Musical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Columbus, Chris
Rapp, Anthony
Pascal, Adam
Dawson, Rosario
Martin, Jesse L.
Heredia, Wilson Jermaine.
Menzel, Idina.
Thoms, Tracie, 1975-
Diggs, Taye
Goldblatt, Stephen, 1945-
Larson, Jonathan.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Revolution Studios
ISBN 140498304X
Standard No. 043396111554
Music No. 11155 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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