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Author: Chris ColumbusJane RosenthalStephen ChboskyAnthony RappAdam PascalAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Pictures : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 2-disc widescreen special edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Films for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Drama
Film adaptations
Musical films
Named Person: Jonathan Larson; Jonathan Larson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Columbus; Jane Rosenthal; Stephen Chbosky; Anthony Rapp; Adam Pascal; Rosario Dawson; Jesse L Martin; Wilson Jermaine Heredia; Idina Menzel; Tracie Thoms; Taye Diggs; Stephen Goldblatt; Jonathan Larson; Jeffrey Schwarz; Columbia Pictures.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm); Revolution Studios.; 1492 Pictures.; Tribeca Productions.; Automat Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 140498304X 9781404983045
OCLC Number: 62709437
Language Note: In English or dubbed French; with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Based on the musical by Jonathan Larson.
Special features: commentary by director Chris Columbus and selected cast ; deleted scenes and musical performances ; PSAs for Jonathan Larson's performing arts foundation and the National Marfan Foundation ; feature length documentary "No day but today, the story of Rent" / produced and directed by Jeffrey Schwarz ; edited by Philip Harrison ; music by Jonathan Larson ; an Automat Pictures Production ; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Credits: Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editor, Richard Pearson ; original music and lyrics, Jonathan Larson ; art directors, Keith P. Cunningham, Nanci Noblett ; costume designer, Aggie Guerard Rodgers ; production designer, Howard Cummings ; executive producers, Allan S. Gordon, Kevin McCollum, Lata Ryan, Jeffrey Seller.
Cast: Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Tracie Thoms, Taye Diggs.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material involving drugs and sexuality, and for some strong language.; Canadian home video rating: PG; for mature theme, disturbing content.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation.
Contents: Disc 1: feature film --
Disc 2: special features.
Other Titles: Rent (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Revolution Studios presents in association with 1492 Pictures ; a Tribeca production ; a Chris Columbus film ; produced by Jane Rosenthal [and others] ; screenplay by Stephen Chbosky ; directed by Chris Columbus.

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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.

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