Re: The Phantom . . . and the wraith?


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Posted by M. Lopez on December 28, 2004 at 16:59:12:

In Reply to: The Phantom . . . and the wraith? posted by HSG on December 28, 2004 at 07:11:56:

As someone who adored the musical, I saw the film opening night, and was similarly disappointed. Everything in the movie is "curvy"- the architecture, the costumes- so the main actress doesn't fit in this lush environment at all.

I think the film also fails because it demystifies the Phantom. By making him unsympathetic (unlike the musical, which invites audiences to empathize with him), the film becomes little better than a posh "monster movie". The musical was more metaphysical. Only the look of the film does the stage version any justice.

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