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Phantom of the Paradise

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Who would've thought...

    The Phantom of the Paradise is what cult films are all about. A film you strive to watch over and over but not in succession. You know when you are hooked when you know the songs by heart and want to sing them out loud. Or that could be just me. But in any case, the plot is full of twists and turns taken from many great stories/movies in literary/cinematic history. Its worth watching at least once for those who don't get into cult films. You may find that you like it regardless of the cult film status.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Phantom Rules!!

    Having first watched this movie in the 70s and then seeing it again in 2007, I remembered every word to every song. It's a great musical. I'm so glad it's finally on DVD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Early de Palma Classic

    I will acknowledge that this film is not perfect, and is not designed to fit everyone's taste, but for me, it is one of the most enjoyable movies of all time. An amalgam of seemingly every movie made before it, The Phantom of the Paradise is de Palma simply having fun, and that sense of play permeates the film. Puns and homages both visual and verbal abound, and the kinetic, comic book style visuals suit the story perfectly. The acting is also particularly good, especially the lovely Jessica Harper's fragile but ambitious Pheonix, and Gerritt Graham's wildly OTT Beef. The movie though belongs mostly to Paul Williams, as it is his diabolical record mogul Swan that drives the plot, and his compositions that make up the wonderful soundtrack. A great movie to watch with a group of friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent - was the hit of SSBN 634 back in 1977 and still is today.

    Saw this flick while stationed onboard a FBM Submarine in the mid 70's. We picked this flick up before heading out to sea on 90 day Patrol. The whole crew fell in Love with the Female lead. We almost wore the flim out we played it so much. The topic has always come up at every Boat reunion since and I always vow to buy it. Finally after 30 years, I'm able to get it thanks to B&N.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2003

    I adore this movie

    I have seen this movie, maybe 20 times since it's release, and love it more each time. It's a sensory feast. Jessica Harper's singing is enchanting, and Garritt Graham, as ''Beef'', is hilariously over the top.

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