History Film / PhantomOfTheParadise

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''.
7th Aug '15 5:29:22 PM RushLimborg
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* BaitAndSwitch: For much of the first act, Swan's face always off camera, with his gloved hands visible. This can easily lead to the audience assuming he is the Phantom of the title. And then we ''do'' see his face. Lo and behold, Winslow turns out to be the Phantom.



** The title specifically invokes ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
** The main part of the plot is obviously based on ''{{Faust}}'', just like Winslow's cantata.

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** The title and the first half of the plot specifically invokes ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
** The main part "sold his soul" aspect of the plot is obviously based on ''{{Faust}}'', just like Winslow's cantata.
31st Jul '15 6:34:00 PM SpaceCowboy
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the myth of the music industry. Most artist's success is thanks to the hard work of writers who are more than likely screwed over by the producers and companies, fame can get into anyone's heads, and the companies control their artists by giving them a steady supply of drugs. Which is in complete contrast to the belief that artists write their own record-making hits, real rock stars never sell out, and that the stars have a friendly relationship with their 'bosses'.


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* RealityEnsues: Turns out that if you give your song to a music producer with no legal contract, you ''will'' be screwed over.
7th Jul '15 7:38:14 PM KingClark
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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'', 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)trilogy.)
1st Jul '15 8:11:46 AM Doc_Loki
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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 specifically invokes ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
** The main part 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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