Mon, 23 December 2013
Erin and Paul review two movies about the Phantom of the Opera, neither of them containing songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber. First: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the 1925 silent classic starring Lon Chaney as a disfigured, romantically obsessed man who lives in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House, periodically surfacing to offer casting advice to the company's management; then, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, Brian de Palma's 1974 cult musical starring Paul Williams as a demonic, babyfaced record-company magnate who swindles a brilliant young composer into providing the score for a garish new rock spectacular. Pipe organs or chest-mounted vocoders: which will prevail?
Plus, quick takes on THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE: REBELLION, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, I'M SO EXCITED!, and IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY?
Direct download: TAATM_88__The_Phantom_Of_The_Opera_vs._The_Phantom_Of_The_Paradise.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT