History Franchise / ThePhantomOfTheOpera

27th May '16 8:29:30 AM erforce
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* . . . which spun off to a [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera film adaptation]] in 2004


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* . . . which spun off to a [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004 film adaptation]] in 2004




* ''Film/PhantomOfTheParadise'', a '''very''' loose, modernised, RockOpera film adaptation of the story from 1974. Also includes elements of ''{{Faust}}'' and ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''.

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* ''Film/PhantomOfTheParadise'', a '''very''' loose, modernised, RockOpera film adaptation of the story from 1974. Also includes elements of ''{{Faust}}'' ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'' and ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''.
23rd May '16 1:22:29 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** In Creator/DarioArgento's film version, the Phantom has [[CompletelyMissingThePoint no facial disfigurement at all.]]

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** In Creator/DarioArgento's film version, the Phantom has [[CompletelyMissingThePoint [[UpToEleven no facial disfigurement at all.]]
27th Apr '16 6:33:40 AM MasoTey
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* ''WebVideo/ThePhantomReviewer'' is mainly a fannish review series, but its framing story is a straight parody of Phantom tropes.
22nd Apr '16 5:41:23 PM MasoTey
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* AdaptedOut: The Persian and Raoul's unfortunate older brother... except in the Lon Chaney version in the former's case and the Daario Argento version in the latter's case.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The artwork for the Las Vegas production features the Phantom bending seductively over...a blonde woman in a red dress with copious cleavage who generally looks nothing like the stage incarnation of Christine.
** The Creator/DarioArgento version has a masked Phantom, weeping blood, on the VHS and DVD cover,; as has already been mentioned, the Phantom in this film has no facial deformity at all, and thus no need to wear a mask.
* DramaticUnmask: The 1925 silent film has the most dramatic version.

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* AdaptedOut: The Persian and Raoul's unfortunate older brother... except in the Lon Chaney version in the former's case and the Daario Dario Argento version in the latter's case.
* CoversAlwaysLie: CoversAlwaysLie:
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The artwork for the Las Vegas production features the Phantom bending seductively over...a blonde woman in a red dress with copious cleavage who generally looks nothing like the stage incarnation of Christine.
** The Creator/DarioArgento version has a masked Phantom, weeping blood, on the VHS and DVD cover,; as has already been mentioned, the cover. The Phantom in this film has no facial deformity at all, and thus no need to therefore doesn't wear a mask.
* DramaticUnmask: A staple of most versions. The 1925 silent film has is the most dramatic version.dramatic.



* InNameOnly: Subverted with the [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1989 1989 reimagining]] starring Creator/RobertEnglund as the title character. Many often mistake it for this given its nature as a gory horror film -- but in actuality, it's ''much'' closer to the original novel than the famous musical (which itself at times borders on the trope), maintaining the sadism of Leroux's Erik which many adaptations tend to downplay, and featuring plot elements that are often left out of theatrical adaptations.

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* InNameOnly: InNameOnly:
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Subverted with the [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1989 1989 reimagining]] starring Creator/RobertEnglund as the title character. Many often mistake it for this given its nature as a gory horror film -- but in actuality, many regards, it's ''much'' closer to the original novel than the famous musical (which itself at times borders on the trope), musical, maintaining the sadism of Leroux's Erik which many adaptations tend to downplay, and featuring plot elements that are often left out of theatrical adaptations.



* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Natch.
** Only in the musical, though. In the novel it's once mentioned to be black, and never mentioned again. The mask used during the masquerade ball was naturally red.
** The classic white mask, interestingly, is a case of OlderThanTheyThink--it dates back to the 1943 film, not the musical.

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* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Natch.
WhiteMaskOfDoom:
** Only Found in the musical, though. musical and several film versions. It dates back to the 1943 film.
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In the novel it's the mask is once mentioned to be black, and never mentioned again. The mask used during the masquerade ball was naturally red.
** The classic white mask, interestingly, is a case of OlderThanTheyThink--it dates back to the 1943 film, not the musical.
red.
6th Apr '16 2:47:08 PM DrOO7
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* [[Series/ThePhantomOfTheOpera An American television version]] starring Creator/CharlesDance aired in 1990. So yes, the same man played the Phantom of the Opera and [[Series/GameOfThrones Tywin Lannister]].



* [[Series/ThePhantomOfTheOpera An American television version]] starring Creator/CharlesDance aired in 1990. So yes, the same man played the Phantom of the Opera and [[Series/GameOfThrones Tywin Lannister]].
3rd Apr '16 5:58:33 PM DrOO7
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* An American television version starring Creator/CharlesDance aired in 1990. So yes, the same man played the Phantom of the Opera and [[Series/GameOfThrones Tywin Lannister]].

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* [[Series/ThePhantomOfTheOpera An American television version version]] starring Creator/CharlesDance aired in 1990. So yes, the same man played the Phantom of the Opera and [[Series/GameOfThrones Tywin Lannister]].



* AdaptationalHeroism: The 1990 miniseries featured Creator/CharlesDance as a kinder, gentler and more sympathetic Phantom than his counterpart in the novel.



** Averted in the TV miniseries, and in the Hungarian production--Christine is sometimes blonde here. The actresses seem to have wigs the same colour as their own hair.

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** Averted in the TV miniseries, and in the Hungarian production--Christine is sometimes blonde here. The actresses seem to have wigs the same colour as their own hair.



** The TV miniseries has Christine pleading with Erik to let her see his face, insisting that she can handle it. It turns out to be so horrifying (though the audience never sees it) that she faints. Later, at the end of the film, as he's dying, she removes the mask herself, so that she can kiss him goodbye, showing that she loves him no matter what she looks like.



* NothingIsScarier: We never see Erik's face in the TV miniseries, but it's apparently horrifying enough to make Christine faint the first time she does.



* RageAgainstTheReflection: Movie version only. Implied in the TV miniseries, where Erik claims that his eyes "are the only part of my face I can look at in a mirror without wanting to break the glass".



** The 1990 tv miniseries actually got to film most of its scenes in the ''Opera Garnier'' itself, and takes every opportunity to show off the beauty of the building.
3rd Apr '16 9:48:14 AM DrOO7
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* [[Theatre/ThePhantomOftheOpera The wildly successful musical]] by Creator/AndrewLloydWebber, which spun off to a film adaptation in 2004


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* [[Theatre/ThePhantomOftheOpera The wildly successful musical]] by Creator/AndrewLloydWebber, Creator/AndrewLloydWebber. . .
*. . .
which spun off to a [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera film adaptation adaptation]] in 2004

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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** ''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.
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