Phantom of the Paradise ★★★

70SPLOITATION #38

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“Saturday, November 19, 1953. Today, I have decided to kill myself. And being the greatest showman of my time, I'm recording live for the Swan Archives. Why? It's simple, I'm getting old. I can't bear it. To see this beautiful face ravaged by the forces of time. If I can't be young forever, I'd rather end it all - now!”

Look, De Palma can do no wrong, but musicals just aren’t my thing. I mean sure, I love Rocky Horror, but that’s also horror and stars the GOAT Tim Curry. This is fun though, and I love Jessica Harper. I also love John Waters and didn’t really care for Crybaby, so I think my fate with musicals is sealed. 

“I know the difference between drug-real and real-real!” 

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