History Film / PhantomOfTheParadise

24th Sep '16 1:37:26 AM foxley
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* TheatrePhantom: Winslow a disfigured composer writes his music for a woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, Swan betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise. Betrayed, Winslow dons a new appearance and exacts revenge on the producer.
8th Aug '16 12:25:53 PM Scoutstr295
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** Winslow Leach's name is ironic considering that [[spoiler: the success of the paradise is dependent on Swan leeching from Leach's work.]]

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** Winslow Leach's name is ironic considering that [[spoiler: the success of the paradise Paradise is dependent on Swan leeching from Leach's work.]]
1st Aug '16 3:27:59 PM HamburgerTime
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* AttemptedRape: Philbin to Phoenix during her "audition." Thankfully, she gets away.


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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Invoked twice:
** The opening number, "Goodbye Eddie" by the Juicy Fruits, tells the story of a singer who commits suicide right after his first album is released so his struggling mother and sister can profit from the resulting publicity.
** [[spoiler: Swan attempts to do this with Phoenix at the climax, having her killed ''during'' the finale of the Faust rock opera]].
15th Jul '16 10:54:16 AM Saveelich
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[[caption-width-right:360:"My music is for Phoenix. Only she can sing it. Anyone else who tries, dies."]]

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[[caption-width-right:360:"My [[caption-width-right:360:''"My music is for Phoenix. Only she can sing it. Anyone else who tries, dies."]]
dies!"'']]
9th Jun '16 4:47:18 PM nombretomado
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Compare and contrast ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', another 1970s rock musical that tackles horror themes (albeit in a much spoofier manner) and was considered a failure when it first came out, but is now a cult classic. (Also, both films were by 20th Century Fox and the actress who played Phoenix played Janet in ShockTreatment, leading some fans to see all three films as a loose trilogy.)

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Compare and contrast ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', another 1970s rock musical that tackles horror themes (albeit in a much spoofier manner) and was considered a failure when it first came out, but is now a cult classic. (Also, both films were by 20th Century Fox and the actress who played Phoenix played Janet in ShockTreatment, leading some fans to see all three films as a loose trilogy.)
1st Jun '16 7:11:04 PM WillBGood
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* GlamRock: Beef. Blech.

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* GlamRock: Beef. Blech.A rather atypical example in Beef.
1st Jun '16 7:07:21 PM WillBGood
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* CastingGag: Paul Williams, who plays the diabolical, 5'2, top-hat-wearing, bird-obsessed Swan would later voice the diabolical, 5'2, top-hat-wearing, bird-obsessed Penguin on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
** He apparently moonlights as an [[Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes ape scientist in the far future]].
18th Oct '15 10:57:17 PM gothfae
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** The Phantom's mask is also reminiscent of a stylized Owl, or similar Bird of Prey, making the Love Triangle very avian themed.
16th Oct '15 11:43:03 PM nombretomado
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** He apparently moonlights as an [[PlanetOfTheApes ape scientist in the far future]].

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** He apparently moonlights as an [[PlanetOfTheApes [[Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes ape scientist in the far future]].
11th Aug '15 4:56:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ReferenceOverdosed: The plot of the film is remarkably coherent given how many sources it draws upon, not to mention the inevitable AlfredHitchcock homages that director BrianDePalma is fond of throwing into his works:
** The title and the first half of the plot specifically invokes ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
** The "sold his soul" aspect of the plot is obviously based on ''{{Faust}}'', just like Winslow's cantata.
** Swan's deal with the Devil features a recording that ages in his place, much like ''ThePictureOfDorianGray''.
** The Phantom's attack on Beef in the shower homages and parodies the infamous shower scene in ''{{Psycho}}''.
** The assassination during a stage performance recalls ''TheManWhoKnewTooMuch''.

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* ReferenceOverdosed: The plot of the film is remarkably coherent given how many sources it draws upon, not to mention the inevitable AlfredHitchcock Creator/AlfredHitchcock homages that director BrianDePalma is fond of throwing into his works:
** The title and the first half of the plot specifically invokes ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
** The "sold his soul" aspect of the plot is obviously based on ''{{Faust}}'', ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'', just like Winslow's cantata.
** Swan's deal with the Devil features a recording that ages in his place, much like ''ThePictureOfDorianGray''.
''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''.
** The Phantom's attack on Beef in the shower homages and parodies the infamous shower scene in ''{{Psycho}}''.
''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
** The assassination during a stage performance recalls ''TheManWhoKnewTooMuch''.''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch''.
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