History Franchise / ThePhantomOfTheOpera

26th Jan '16 2:49:23 AM Ciara25
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** It's true that, in the book, Christine ''was'' rather naive to believe Erik was actually the angel her father had promised her, and occasionally behaved somewhat immaturely - but she was still essentially a sensible and independent young woman who was under enormous pressure from all sides, told Raoul off for stalking her, did her level best to keep him out of trouble and had a strong enough will to put up with Erik without going completely crazy. However, in a lot of adaptations - such as Susan Kay's ''Literature/Phantom'' and Nicholas Meyer's 'The Canary Trainer' - she's portrayed as an airhead with the mentality of a child, who can barely even take care of herself.
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** It's true that, in the book, Christine ''was'' rather naive to believe Erik was actually the angel her father had promised her, and occasionally behaved somewhat immaturely - but she was still essentially a sensible and independent young woman who was under enormous pressure from all sides, told Raoul off for stalking her, did her level best to keep him out of trouble and had a strong enough will to put up with Erik without going completely crazy. However, in a lot of adaptations - such as Susan Kay's ''Literature/Phantom'' ''Literature/{{Phantom}}'' and Nicholas Meyer's 'The Canary Trainer' - she's portrayed as an airhead with the mentality of a child, who can barely even take care of herself.
26th Jan '16 2:47:28 AM Ciara25
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** It's true that, in the book, Christine ''was'' rather naive to believe Erik was actually the angel her father had promised her, and occasionally behaved somewhat immaturely - but she was still essentially a sensible and independent young woman who was under enormous pressure from all sides, told Raoul off for stalking her, did her level best to keep him out of trouble and had a strong enough will to put up with Erik without going completely crazy. However, in a lot of adaptations - such as Susan Kay's {{Phantom}} and Nicholas Meyer's 'The Canary Trainer' - she's portrayed as an airhead with the mentality of a child, who can barely even take care of herself.
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** It's true that, in the book, Christine ''was'' rather naive to believe Erik was actually the angel her father had promised her, and occasionally behaved somewhat immaturely - but she was still essentially a sensible and independent young woman who was under enormous pressure from all sides, told Raoul off for stalking her, did her level best to keep him out of trouble and had a strong enough will to put up with Erik without going completely crazy. However, in a lot of adaptations - such as Susan Kay's {{Phantom}} ''Literature/Phantom'' and Nicholas Meyer's 'The Canary Trainer' - she's portrayed as an airhead with the mentality of a child, who can barely even take care of herself.
9th Jan '16 2:59:04 PM crazysamaritan
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structural changes
** ''Literature/ThePhantomOfManhattan'' (a Creator/FrederickForsyth novel based upon original plans for a sequel)
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** * ''Literature/ThePhantomOfManhattan'' (a Creator/FrederickForsyth novel based upon original plans for a sequel)

* The Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' is a direct parody of the story.
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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' is a direct ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' parody of the story.

* [[Pinball/ThePhantomOftheOpera The 1990 arcade pinball game]] by Creator/DataEast, based on the original novel.
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* [[Pinball/ThePhantomOftheOpera The ''Pinball/ThePhantomOftheOpera'' is a 1990 arcade pinball game]] game by Creator/DataEast, based on the original novel.
7th Oct '15 4:22:12 PM jamespolk
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* [[Pinball/ThePhantomOftheOpera The 1990 arcade pinball game]] by Creator/DataEast, based on the original novel.
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* [[Pinball/ThePhantomOftheOpera The 1990 arcade pinball game]] by Creator/DataEast, based on the original novel.

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* [[Pinball/ThePhantomOftheOpera The 1990 arcade pinball game]] by Creator/DataEast, based on the original novel. novel.
8th Sep '15 5:20:20 PM julietvalcouer
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** In the meantime the Lloyd Webber version, while very dark and gothic, is still lighter than the book: Erik, instead of looking like a living corpse, has a smaller (though still nasty) deformity, and in contrast to the kill count of the book only Buquet and Piangi die in the show. (Then again, Erik does possibly try to ''cause the chandelier to fall on Christine,'' so there you go.)
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** In the meantime the Lloyd Webber version, while very dark and gothic, is still lighter than the book: Erik, instead of looking like a living corpse, has a smaller (though still nasty) deformity, and in contrast to the kill count of the book only Buquet and Piangi die in the show. (Then again, Erik does possibly try to ''cause the chandelier to fall on Christine,'' so there you go.) The deformity is less an attempt to lighten the Phantom's look than the fact Lon Chaney-level deformities took too long to apply for a live show and severely limited the actor's ability to sing.
27th Jul '15 3:46:12 AM TresAmusant
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***This is also now averted in the West End production -- Emmi Christensson, an alternate Christine, wears a blonde wig. This also counts for Meg, dark-haired in the book, but blonde in the musical, is now sometimes dressed in a dark wig.
14th Jun '15 6:02:18 AM Ominae
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* ''The Return of the Phantom'', a PC game created by Raymond Benson.
16th May '15 10:20:39 PM nombretomado
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* [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1962 The 1962 film]] by [[HammerHorror Hammer Productions]] starring Herbert Lom.
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* [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1962 The 1962 film]] by [[HammerHorror [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Productions]] starring Herbert Lom.
19th Feb '15 2:57:40 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* The first was a Russian production, which has since been lost.
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* The first was a Russian German production, which has since been lost.
15th Feb '15 4:30:05 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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dead link
* CoversAlwaysLie: The artwork for the Las Vegas production features the Phantom bending seductively over...[[http://www.phantomlasvegas.com/ a blonde woman in a red dress with copious cleavage]] who generally looks nothing like the stage incarnation of Christine.
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The artwork for the Las Vegas production features the Phantom bending seductively over...[[http://www.phantomlasvegas.com/ a blonde woman in a red dress with copious cleavage]] cleavage who generally looks nothing like the stage incarnation of Christine.
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