Maybe it’s not the moon at all / I hear Spike Lee’s shooting down the street

So, I wrote a really long essay about “Rent” for Maisy this week. Here’s the pull quote:

The problems with the film Rent have nothing to do with the ages of the actors or director Chris Columbus’s lack of vision; they have to do with how the original show was written, how its history has been re-written, and how Rent was transformed from a little musical to a billion-dollar commodity.

I think I’m getting nerdier. I use words like “commodity.” Anyway, please read. Thanks!

December 28, 2005

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what a joy to read. forwarding link to renthead friend. peter, los angeles

If I hear a Rent song at karoake again I swear I will create, “Rent, the Karoake Massacre.”

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