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Phantom of the Paradise
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Phantom of the Paradise 1974


From Amazon: Describing Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise as an update of the classic Phantom of the Opera doesn't do justice to this demented movie. While De Palma's Hitchcock homages have sometimes led him into dead ends, this rock & roll remake seems to have liberated De Palma's imagination, and the result is weird and funny, with the scruffy underground spirit of the director's early pictures. The Phantom is one Winslow Leach (William Finley), a nerdy songwriter whose "pop cantata" on the subject of Faust is stolen by a freakish, Phil Spector-like rock impresario called Swan (Paul Williams). After getting his head caught in a...

Directed By:
No image existsBrian DePalma
Written By:
No image existsBrian DePalma
Starring:
No image existsPaul Williams
No image existsWilliam Finley
No image existsJessica Harper
No image existsGerrit Graham
No image existsGeorge Memmoli
No image existsArchie Hahn

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Phantom of the Paradise Movie Review by Farmer Waltz (12/29/2008)

You would think a film written and directed by Brian De Palma would receive some recognition. It did, in fact; it was a main stay in French and Canadian theaters for months after it's premiere in 1974. Domestic movie patrons, however, missed out on the rock musical starring none other than '60s and '70s songwriting giant...

(complete Phantom of the Paradise review by Farmer Waltz)



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