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12th Jan '16 7:33:44 AM rememberthehood1941
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*** Added to that is his delivery of the line "You try my patience. Make your choice." Most productions have him deliver it in a snarl but Karimloo's deliver is heartbroken and resigned, like he knows Christine deserves better than this but he doesn't know how else to act.
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*** Added to that is his delivery of the line "You try my patience. Make your choice." Most productions have him deliver it in a snarl but Karimloo's deliver delivery is heartbroken and resigned, like he knows Christine deserves better than this but he doesn't know how else to act.
12th Jan '16 7:31:23 AM rememberthehood1941
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*** Added to that is his delivery of the line "You try my patience. Make your choice." Most productions have him deliver it in a snarl but Karimloo's deliver is heartbroken and resigned, like he knows Christine deserves better than this but he doesn't know how else to act.
4th Jan '16 5:09:24 PM rememberthehood1941
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* There's something very sad about what Erik wants from Christine. What does the poor guy want in their marriage? He wants to go to the park with her on Sundays and buy little presents for her. That's pretty much it. No mentions of intimacy. No mentions of romance or anything. All he thinks marriage is are what people take for granted, things he's never had the joy of experience, given his deformity. It almost wants to make you let the poor guy off the hook. Almost.
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* There's something very sad about what Erik wants from Christine. What does the poor guy want in their marriage? He wants to go to the park with her on Sundays and buy little presents for her. That's pretty much it. No mentions of intimacy. No mentions of romance or anything. All he thinks marriage is are what most people take for granted, things he's never had the joy of experience, given his deformity. It almost wants to make you let the poor guy off the hook. Almost.
4th Jan '16 5:08:55 PM rememberthehood1941
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* There's something very sad about what Erik wants from Christine. What does the poor guy want in their marriage? He wants to go to the park with her on Sundays and buy little presents for her. That's pretty much it. No mentions of intimacy. No mentions of romance or anything. All he thinks marriage is are what people take for granted, things he's never had the joy of experience, given his deformity. It almost wants to make you let the poor guy off the hook. Almost.
18th Nov '15 4:50:11 PM DoppleDelta
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** ''Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again.'' Must ... have ... hankies.

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** * ''Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again.'' Must ... have ... hankies.
29th Sep '15 5:51:15 PM annieholmes
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* Raoul during Final Lair (especially as played by Hadley Fraser) deserves his own entry. He was the one who thought of the plot to use Christine as bait for Erik and coaxed her into doing it out of worry for her wellbeing and their relationship. Final Lair was his MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment - this is yet another part where he truly shows his concern for Christine. He tried his best to get Christine to think for herself and flee ("Don't throw your life away for my sake!"/"For either way you choose he has to win!") and, failing that, tried to provoke Erik into killing him so that she could run ("Why make her lie to you to save me?"). His line of "I tried too hard to free you," implies that he did not want to involve her in the plot, but views it as a necessary evil that he now regrets because he sees how much it is tearing Christine apart to choose between them. ("Christine, Christine, don't think that I don't care...") In sum, a man who was so confident, so sure of his ability to save his loved one is here being put into a helpless, vulnerable position, with his life at stake, while realizing that all the risks he took were all for nothing.

!! The Minseries
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!! The MinseriesMiniseries
13th Aug '15 5:33:15 PM DrOO7
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** Thanks to Website/YouTube, the show's longevity, and its numerous versions, there are countless versions of this scene--there are even YouTube clips outright titled "Phantom Comparison" to allow us multiple views of this and other signature scenes. Sometimes Christine runs off before he even finishes the line. Other times, he holds onto her and tries to prevent her from leaving, often offering her the ring again. Gentler versions even have her trying to offer him some measure of reciprocation--giving him the ring ''after'' he declares his love for her, kissing his hand, touching his face. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDzpAh4Je5s One particular favorite has her kissing him a ''third'' time.]] But however it's done, it never fails to make your heart break for him, and sometimes even for ''her'', as there are times when it's obvious that she's genuinely sorry that she can't return his feelings.
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** Thanks to Website/YouTube, the show's longevity, and its numerous versions, there are countless versions of this scene--there are even YouTube clips outright titled "Phantom Comparison" to allow us multiple views of this and other signature scenes. Sometimes Christine runs off before he even finishes the line. Other times, he holds onto her and tries to prevent her from leaving, often offering her the ring again. Gentler versions even have her trying to offer him some measure of reciprocation--giving him the ring ''after'' he declares his love for her, kissing his hand, touching his face. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDzpAh4Je5s One particular favorite has her kissing him a ''third'' THIRD time.]] But however it's done, it never fails to make your heart break for him, and sometimes even for ''her'', as there are times when it's obvious that she's genuinely sorry that she can't return his feelings.
13th Aug '15 5:28:08 PM DrOO7
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** Thanks to Website/YouTube, the show's longevity, and its numerous versions, there are countless versions of this scene--there are even YouTube clips outright titled "Phantom Comparison" to allow us multiple views of this and other signature scenes. Sometimes Christine runs off before he even finishes the line. Other times, he holds onto her and tries to prevent her from leaving, often offering her the ring again. Gentler versions even have her trying to offer him some measure of reciprocation--giving him the ring ''after'' he declares his love for her, kissing his hand, touching his face. [[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDzpAh4Je5s One particular favorite has her kissing him a ''third'' time.]] But however it's done, it never fails to make your heart break for him, and sometimes even for ''her'', as there are times when it's obvious that she's genuinely sorry that she can't return his feelings.
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** Thanks to Website/YouTube, the show's longevity, and its numerous versions, there are countless versions of this scene--there are even YouTube clips outright titled "Phantom Comparison" to allow us multiple views of this and other signature scenes. Sometimes Christine runs off before he even finishes the line. Other times, he holds onto her and tries to prevent her from leaving, often offering her the ring again. Gentler versions even have her trying to offer him some measure of reciprocation--giving him the ring ''after'' he declares his love for her, kissing his hand, touching his face. [[ https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDzpAh4Je5s One particular favorite has her kissing him a ''third'' time.]] But however it's done, it never fails to make your heart break for him, and sometimes even for ''her'', as there are times when it's obvious that she's genuinely sorry that she can't return his feelings.
10th Aug '15 8:39:03 PM DrOO7
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** Thanks to Website/YouTube, the show's longevity, and its numerous versions, there are countless versions of this scene--there are even YouTube clips outright titled "Phantom Comparison" to allow us multiple views of this and other signature scenes. Sometimes Christine runs off before he even finishes the line. Other times, he holds onto her and tries to prevent her from leaving, often offering her the ring again. Gentler versions even have her trying to offer him some measure of reciprocation--taking off the ring ''after'' he declares his love for her, kissing his hand, touching his face, one even has her kissing him again. But however it's done, it never fails to make your heart break for him--and sometimes even for ''her'', as there are times when it's obvious that she's genuinely sorry that she can't return his feelings.
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** Thanks to Website/YouTube, the show's longevity, and its numerous versions, there are countless versions of this scene--there are even YouTube clips outright titled "Phantom Comparison" to allow us multiple views of this and other signature scenes. Sometimes Christine runs off before he even finishes the line. Other times, he holds onto her and tries to prevent her from leaving, often offering her the ring again. Gentler versions even have her trying to offer him some measure of reciprocation--taking off reciprocation--giving him the ring ''after'' he declares his love for her, kissing his hand, touching his face, one even face. [[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDzpAh4Je5s One particular favorite has her kissing him again. a ''third'' time.]] But however it's done, it never fails to make your heart break for him--and him, and sometimes even for ''her'', as there are times when it's obvious that she's genuinely sorry that she can't return his feelings.

** When he screams, "Go now! Go now and '''''LEAVE ME'''''!" So wrenching that it's almost terrifying.
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** When he screams, "Go now! Go now and '''''LEAVE ME'''''!" So wrenching that ME'''''!", it's almost downright terrifying.
1st Aug '15 3:44:04 PM DrOO7
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** Even before all that. After the Phantom has released Raoul and orders him and Christine to leave, some actor's delivery of "Go! Go now and ''LEAVE ME''!" are so wrenching that it borders on frightening--see Ramin Karimloo's version in the 25th anniversary concert for a perfect example of this.

** When he screams, "Go now! Go now and '''''LEAVE ME'''''!" So wrenching that it's almost terrifying.

* Christine faints after seeing Erik's face, after repeatedly assuring him that she loves him too much to care how he looks. He lets out an agonizing howl of anguish, '''WHY?!'''
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* Christine faints after seeing Erik's face, after repeatedly assuring him that she loves him too much to care how he looks. He lets out an agonizing howl of anguish, '''WHY?!''''''"WHY?!"''' and breaks down sobbing.
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