History Film / PhantomOfTheParadise

10th May '18 3:44:33 AM Bosco13
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* AsideGlance: While singing "Special To Me", Phoenix repeatedly stares into the camera, holding her gaze even when turning away. One almost gets the feeling she's flirting with it.
* AttemptedRape: Philbin to Phoenix during her "audition." Thankfully, she gets away.
10th May '18 3:35:57 AM Bosco13
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* AffablyEvil: Swan, fitting his name and role as being the head of a Record Company that destroys everyone it touches.



* AmbidextrousSprite: Winslow loses his right eye in the record-press accident that disfigures him, and the right eye on his Phantom mask is covered with smoked glass while his eye is often pointedly shown through the left eyehole. This is consistent in the movie itself, but promotional materials often show the Phantom glaring at the viewer through the right eye-hole in his mask.
* AndIMustScream: Swan's would-be fate for Winslow. He bricks Winslow into his tiny basement studio and because Winslow signed the contract and cannot die he would be trapped there forever.

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* AmbidextrousSprite: Winslow loses his right eye in the record-press accident that disfigures him, and the right eye on his Phantom mask is covered with smoked glass while his eye is often pointedly shown through the left eyehole. This is consistent in the movie itself, but promotional materials often show the Phantom glaring at the viewer through the right eye-hole in his mask.
* AndIMustScream: Swan's would-be fate for Winslow. He bricks Winslow into his tiny basement studio and because Winslow signed the contract and cannot die he would be trapped there forever.
10th May '18 3:25:36 AM Bosco13
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* TheVillainSucksSong: ''The Hell Of It'' that plays over the end credits.
10th May '18 3:21:04 AM Bosco13
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: It's the horrible, merciless music producer Swan versus the mentally unstable and vengeful Winslow Leech, though they end up working together at different points of the film.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: It's the horrible, merciless music producer Swan versus the mentally unstable and vengeful Winslow Leech, Leach, though they end up working together at different points of the film.



* MusicalWorldHypothesis: The rest of the songs are performances or rehearsals but ''Never Thought I'd Get To Meet The Devil'' seems to be in Leech's head as he's going to confront Swan.

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* MusicalWorldHypothesis: The rest of the songs are performances or rehearsals but ''Never Thought I'd Get To Meet The Devil'' seems to be in Leech's Leach's head as he's going to confront Swan.
10th May '18 3:19:37 AM Bosco13
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* MusicalWorldHypothesis: The rest of the songs are performances or rehearsals but ''Never Thought I'd Get To Meet The Devil'' seems to be in Leech's head as he's going to confront Swan.
25th Feb '18 9:42:39 PM nombretomado
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Compare and contrast ''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.)

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Compare and contrast ''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, ''Film/ShockTreatment'', leading some fans to see all three films as a loose trilogy.)
7th Feb '18 5:03:16 AM Piterpicher
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Winslow Leach is an aspiring singer/songwriter who's quite thrilled when powerful music producer, Swan (PaulWilliams, who wrote all the film's songs), expresses interest in using his music -- a rock version of ''Faust'' -- to open The Paradise, the ultimate rock theater. However, Winslow quickly finds out that Swan wants absolutely nothing to do with him after taking his music. While Winslow gets lucky the first time he sneaks into Swan's mansion (by meeting Phoenix, a cute wannabe singer), he isn't so fortunate the second time, where he's beaten up by Swan's men, framed for drug dealing, and sent to prison for life.

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Winslow Leach is an aspiring singer/songwriter who's quite thrilled when powerful music producer, Swan (PaulWilliams, (Music/PaulWilliams, who wrote all the film's songs), expresses interest in using his music -- a rock version of ''Faust'' -- to open The Paradise, the ultimate rock theater. However, Winslow quickly finds out that Swan wants absolutely nothing to do with him after taking his music. While Winslow gets lucky the first time he sneaks into Swan's mansion (by meeting Phoenix, a cute wannabe singer), he isn't so fortunate the second time, where he's beaten up by Swan's men, framed for drug dealing, and sent to prison for life.



17th Oct '17 9:28:27 AM marymichael
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* GovernmentDrugEnforcement: If by "Government" you mean "Record Company". Death Records does this with all there musicians, for example when one of The Beach Bums complains that he's too sick to sing, Philbin just shoves some pills down his throat and shoves him back on stage. That said He wasn't just "sick", [[spoiler:he heard the ticking from the bomb]].

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* GovernmentDrugEnforcement: If by "Government" you mean "Record Company". Death Records does this with all there musicians, for example their musicians. For example, when one of The Beach Bums complains that he's he feels too sick bad to sing, Philbin just shoves some pills down his throat and shoves pushes him back on stage. That said He wasn't just "sick", [[spoiler:he heard the ticking from the bomb]].[[spoiler:He was right to not want to perform.]]


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** In the scene where [[spoiler:Phoenix]] signs a contract, it's implied that it only happened because Swan [[spoiler:got her high.]]
22nd Aug '17 8:28:14 PM Sullytofu
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A musical CultClassic from 1974, directed by Creator/BrianDePalma. A sort of reimagining of ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', but set in the 70's and with is more of a rock opera than a traditional one.

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A musical CultClassic from 1974, directed by Creator/BrianDePalma. A sort of reimagining of ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', but set in the 70's and with is more of a rock opera than a traditional one.
22nd Aug '17 8:27:41 PM Sullytofu
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A musical CultClassic from 1974, directed by Creator/BrianDePalma.

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A musical CultClassic from 1974, directed by Creator/BrianDePalma.
Creator/BrianDePalma. A sort of reimagining of ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', but set in the 70's and with is more of a rock opera than a traditional one.


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* BlackAndGreyMorality: It's the horrible, merciless music producer Swan versus the mentally unstable and vengeful Winslow Leech, though they end up working together at different points of the film.
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