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 »
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Helena Bonham Carter,
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
At the beginning of the movie, the cast is rehearsing for an opera called "Hannibal" and they are singing "Hannibal Comes!" This is not an actual opera; Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote this for the beginning and wanted to help the actors warm up to the part with a laugh, hence the silly make up and costumes. See more »
At some point during the "Music of the Night" scene, the shadow of a giant camera can be seen on the wall. 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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