History Film / PhantomOfTheParadise

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.
19th Jul '17 5:41:35 PM Lorealie
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%%* PsychoShowerMurderParody



** The Phantom's attack on Beef in the shower homages and parodies the infamous shower scene in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.

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** The Phantom's [[PsychoShowerMurderParody attack on Beef in the shower homages and parodies parodies]] the infamous shower scene in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
19th Jul '17 5:39:49 PM Lorealie
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* [[spoiler: AChatWithSatan: Satan talks to Swan when he attempts to kill himself in a bathtub.]]
* AffablyEvil: Swan.
* AllPartOfTheShow: [[spoiler: The audiences at the Paradise apparently think everything is this, including Beef's death and the chaos at the wedding in the end.]]

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* [[spoiler: AChatWithSatan: Satan [[spoiler:Satan talks to Swan when he attempts to kill himself in a bathtub.]]
* AffablyEvil: Swan.
Swan, fitting his name and role as being the head of a Record Company that destroys everyone it touches.
* AllPartOfTheShow: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The audiences at the Paradise apparently think everything is this, including Beef's death and the chaos at the wedding in the end.]]



** Winslow Leach's name is ironic considering that [[spoiler: the success of the Paradise is dependent on Swan leeching from Leach's work.]]
** Phoenix's name highlights her character arc. This comes to the fore with [[spoiler: Beef being burnt to a crisp before she symbolically rises from the ashes of his failure. She's also the only named character who survives, mirroring the phoenix's status as immortal.]]
** Swan is as regal and luxurious as the implicit cultural implications given by his name. As well as resembling an inversion of the ugly duckling tale [[spoiler: seeing as he becomes more and more monstrous, from a personality perspective, as the movie goes on. Swans are also known to be much more vicious than their appearance lets on.]]

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** Winslow Leach's name is ironic considering that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the success of the Paradise is dependent on Swan leeching from Leach's work.]]
** Phoenix's name highlights her character arc. This comes to the fore with [[spoiler: Beef [[spoiler:Beef being burnt to a crisp before she symbolically rises from the ashes of his failure. She's also the only named character who survives, mirroring the phoenix's status as immortal.]]
** Swan is as regal and luxurious as the implicit cultural implications given by his name. As well as resembling an inversion of the ugly duckling tale [[spoiler: seeing [[spoiler:seeing as he becomes more and more monstrous, from a personality perspective, as the movie goes on. Swans are also known to be much more vicious than their appearance lets on.]]



* AwesomeButImpractical : Swan's desk. It's a giant, round gold record with the Death label. Since the desk is about a dozen feet wide and the only place for Swan to sit is dead centre, he must have to scramble across the top of it.

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* AwesomeButImpractical : AwesomeButImpractical: Swan's desk. It's a giant, round gold record with the Death label. Since the desk is about a dozen feet wide and the only place for Swan to sit is dead centre, he must have to scramble across the top of it.



* BathSuicide: It's shown that Swan was about to do this when he was offered his DealWithTheDevil.

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* BathSuicide: It's shown that Swan [[spoiler:Swan was about to do this when he was offered his DealWithTheDevil.DealWithTheDevil]].



* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays: Beef gets impaled with a fake lightning bolt.]]
* CampGay: '''Beef.'''
** MachoCamp

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* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays: Beef [[spoiler:Beef gets impaled with a fake lightning bolt.]]
* CampGay: '''Beef.'''
** MachoCamp
'''Beef''', specifically of the MachoCamp variety.



* DeathWail : Winslow's shriek of rage when he discovers Swan's second betrayal.

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* DeathWail : DeathWail: Winslow's shriek of rage when he discovers Swan's second betrayal.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Winslow dies after killing Swan, leaving Phoenix heartbroken and alone.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Winslow [[TheHeroDies dies after killing Swan, Swan]], leaving Phoenix heartbroken and alone.]]



* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]



* NextSundayAD : A very minor example. The film was released in October of 1974, but the calendar pages show December of 1974.

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* NextSundayAD : NextSundayAD: A very minor example. The film was released in October of 1974, but the calendar pages show December of 1974.



* PsychoShowerMurderParody
* [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement Record Company Drug Enforcement]]: 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.
*** He wasn't just sick, he heard the ticking from the bomb.

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* %%* PsychoShowerMurderParody
* [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement Record Company Drug Enforcement]]: 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.
***
stage. That said He wasn't just sick, he "sick", [[spoiler:he heard the ticking from the bomb.bomb]].



* TheSeventies

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17th Jun '17 7:03:04 PM HamburgerTime
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* SequelEscalation: A kind of in-film example, with Swan's public shows. [[spoiler:The first in the film features a singer bloodlessly miming harakiri on stage. The second involves dummy audience members being hacked up by the singers and turned into a Frankenstein-like man. This show ends with said man being electrocuted on stage. The final show, the wedding, features a man being shot in the head, the Phantom's wounds re-opening, and Swan himself being graphically stabbed to death on live TV, with the theater audience themselves finally climbing up to take part in it all. This troper didn't think about this until repeat viewings, so it counted as FridgeBrilliance too.]]

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* SequelEscalation: A kind of in-film example, with Swan's public shows. [[spoiler:The first in the film features a singer bloodlessly miming harakiri on stage. The second involves dummy audience members being hacked up by the singers and turned into a Frankenstein-like man. This show ends with said man being electrocuted on stage. The final show, the wedding, features a man being shot in the head, the Phantom's wounds re-opening, and Swan himself being graphically stabbed to death on live TV, with the theater audience themselves finally climbing up to take part in it all. This troper didn't think about this until repeat viewings, so it counted as FridgeBrilliance too.]]


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* StylisticSuck: "Upholstery," which shares the same melody as Winslow's beautiful "Faust" cantata, with new lyrics turning it into a vapid, materialistic SurfRock number.
5th Jun '17 8:24:27 AM AmuckCricetine
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer reveals [[spoiler:Beef's death at the hands of Winslow]].
9th May '17 12:16:32 AM shamblingdead2
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* WhatMeasureIsAMook : Winslow kills a few of Swan's staff members along the way, including the hapless spotlight operator, and no one seems to notice or care.
9th May '17 12:12:31 AM shamblingdead2
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* CreatorThumbprint: As one of the earlier films from Creator/BrianDePalma , it's got his trademark style all over it, including the split-screen POV.
8th May '17 11:23:04 PM shamblingdead2
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* CarefulWithThatAxe: Part of the GlamRock (Alice Cooper/KISS style theatrics) show features the guitars as literal axes, "dismembering" an audience member, along with several musical shrieks.


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* DeathWail : Winslow's shriek of rage when he discovers Swan's second betrayal.
--> Beef: That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't wanna be here when it does.
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