Having relocated to a vivacious amusement resort in Coney Island, The Phantom of the Paris Opera House uses a pseudonym to invite renowned soprano Christine Daaé to perform. She and her ... See full summary »
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives for ever.
Begins when an opera ghost terrorizes the cast and crew of the French Opera House while tutoring a chorus girl. He finally drives the lead soprano crazy so she and her friend leave. The girl is able to sing lead one night but the soprano doesn't want her show stolen so she comes back. The ghost demands they keep giving his protégé lead roles. Meanwhile, His pupil falls in love with the Vicomte de Chagny, but the Phantom is in love with Christine, his student. The Phantom is outraged by their love and kidnaps Christine to be his eternal bride. Will Raoul, the Vicomte, be able to stop this dastardly plan? Written by
When the Phantom takes Christine down to the catacombs for the first time, her hair and makeup slowly change from being simple and understated, to more sophisticated and womanly. The director has stated that this was deliberate and that the change in Christine's appearance during this scene was intended as a metaphor to representing her sexual awakening. See more »
Sold. Your number, sir? Thank you. Lot 663, then, ladies and gentlemen.
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A great musical spectacular of a scale not seen since the fantastic Chicago a year ago.
If you only know the main Phantom theme tune, you will quickly learn to love the other beautiful tunes throughout this film.
I had never seen the stage show, nor knew the story before seeing this film, so everything that happened was a surprise including the wonderful ending.
Take a tissue or two with you as it's sad...I won't say any more about that.
The ONLY thing that slightly annoyed me during the film was that the solo musical numbers were not perfectly in sync to the person singing it and it spoilt the illusion that the person was actually singing it and not just miming.
Nevertheless, one of the best films of the entire year, and I've seen a lot of films! An easy 8/10 vote for me.
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