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Rock Opera version of Phantom Of The Opera with elements of Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl (Phoenix) from composer Leach. Disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace, The Paradise, and becomes The Phantom. Leach signs contract with Swan to complete rock opera based on the life of Faust for Phoenix. Double crossed by Swan who hires heavy metal singer Beef, Leach exacts his vengeance.
A bizarre, outlandish, musical descent into sheer madness.
Something that struck me as quite fun took a turn into a literal hell on earth.
A man wants revenge for the crimes committed against him, but all he finds is something fair deeper than he could ever image for someone simply wanting to create beauty through sound and undying love.
What follows afterwards is a series of events that range from horrifying to hilarious to even both at the same time. Imagines that express the beauty of horror and oddness as a means of enhancing a story that goes back centuries.
Colors bright and foreboding, creating a nightmarish atmosphere with sweeping camera work, bizarre camera angels, wild shots, quick fire editing,…
This is my favourite movie of all time -- one of the films that I will vehemently defend against all criticisms. I own the film on VHS and DVD; I imported the only blu ray version available from France; I own the soundtrack on CD and vinyl. I have a cult obsession with this film and I absolutely fucking adore every thing about it. I've seen it hundreds of times; this is my go-to film to put me in a good mood.
But why do I love this film so much?
There are a lot of ways to answer that question, but perhaps the best place to start is with the music. Paul Williams' music is incredibly energetic an fun…
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE > THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.
/tv/ Film Club Week 2: Musicals
Look, Philbin. I am a professional. I have been in this business a long time. Now if I don't want to perform, it's not because I got stage fright. It's because some creature from beyond doesn't want me to do the show. Now gangway.
When you think of Brian DePalma, ones thoughts probably immediately jump to Scarface, Blow Out, Carrie or The Untouchables. You probably didn't think DePalma's name would be in any way attached to an obscure, flamboyant rock opera from the 70's....
Yeah, me neither.
But now whenever I hear his name I'm not going to be able to stop my brain from immediately thinking of this dark and dastardly fun musical.…
I'd never realized this before, but when Phoenix sings "Old Souls" and becomes an instant sensation, she's exactly like Albuquerque singing "It Don't Worry Me" at the end of Nashville, which was released some eight months later. In both cases, a star is murdered onstage mid-performance, and these relative nobodies are sent out to pacify the audience. These scenes draw on a show biz movie cliché at least as old as 42nd Street—"You're going out a youngster but you've got to come back a star!"—though I think both De Palma and Altman (the latter working with Joan Tewkesbury) have something more cynical, more incisive in mind.
Like Nashville, Phantom is a ruthless satire of the music industry whose political scope…
Brian De Palma is the K I N G
De Palma is becoming one of my favorite director's and I have yet to see Scarface.
umpteenth viewing but first time on 35mm. crazy what little things you pick up on when you see one of your favorite movies on the big screen. the girl liked it too, which is a plus. this line will forever and always make me laugh:
"There really is a phantom. He was just in my shower."
film 22 of 31
I never let my desires get in the way of my aesthetic judgement
This movie a neti pot for my soul
can this soundtrack be expanded x10
It's always such a great feeling when a film lives up to it's hype. Not that PotP is a massively loved film overall but the people I know who do love it speak of it highly non-stop. So the film had a lot to live up to going in and it being such a rip-rocking good time just filled me with intense joy.
The songs are still going through my head and I'm kicking myself for not checking it out earlier. A lot of people seem to compare it alongside Rocky Horror Picture Show, which I can see though I think this film destroys it in every possible measure. On the other hand I feel like PotP is…
I'm not a musical fan at all but a Brian DePalma musical is one I can get behind!
That bomb in the trunk split-screen killed me.
Wild rock opera horror pastiche that conceals a bleak tragedy in a shower of music and glitter.
Actually one of the craziest fucking movies I've ever seen.
I don't think I've ever seen another De Palma film... I gotta fix that.
There were many times that I was reminded of A Clockwork Orange. Am I the only one who's noticed that?
Also, A++ music.
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10/32 - "a horror musical"
From Rod Serling's opening monologue to the grotesque wedding party inside The Paradise, Phantom stuck its claws into me and didn't let me go, even when I wanted to turn away - and maybe it's because this movie is completely insane, but in the best, most 70s way possible. Brian De Palma injects this thing with an intense, nightmarish energy that can be felt in every seam, from the big, colorful sets, to the incredible costume design, to the dynamic camerawork/editing, to the so-over-the-top-they're-incredible-performances (s/o esp. to the late William Finley). Even the story itself is equal parts tragedy, terror, and complete insanity, but somehow everything comes together at…
spooky 2k16 halloween challenge: day 20 - a horror musical
was not expecting to like this as much as i did?!
Because PG-13 is the devil
PG movies with adult themes that could be R-Rated edgy
Granted most were released before…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…