Phantom of the Opera

We watched Joel Schumacher’s “Phantom of the Opera” last night, a movie heavily inspired by the popular ‘Phantom of the Opera’ stage musical from the hand of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

It includes all the songs that were part of that musical too which keeps me thinking that this movie was made to satisfy the needs of all those Phantom of The Opera (the musical) fans. I mean, what’s the point of making these kind of these movies if you’d be able to watch them in your local theatre on stage?

While it was enjoyable, at certain scenes it became ad nauseam because the music appears to be so repeative. There was only one section of music that woke me up and which I instantly recognized: the music of the Phantom’s own ‘Don Juan’ (20+ sec. fragment). Utterly brilliant, because it is atonal. Hey! More of this stuff please!

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