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19th Aug '17 8:38:51 AM Kleigh124
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\n*Richard White's performance as Erik in the musical version of this series (a decent bootleg of which can be found on YouTube) is especially heartbreaking. Though the show mostly follows the same plot as the series, some soul-crushing changes include:
**Christine does not faint after seeing Erik's face in this version, but rather is overcome by horrified revulsion and runs away in terror, unable to stand the sight. When she screams Erik collapses and desperately tries to block out the sound, then breaks down completely; screaming in agony, destroying the painted forest he had created, and finally curling in on himself while sobbing. The song which follows this (called 'My Mother Bore Me') is terribly sad in its own right.
**Unlike the Charles Dance version, in which Erik appears to be dying of some unknown illness, here he is shot by one of the soldiers in the chaos which follows his grief-stricken rampage. He looks and sounds so believably pained during the conversation in which Gerard reveals himself as Erik's father, and even more so later when he begs Gerard to shoot him.
**As in the miniseries, Erik begs Christine not to take off his mask as he dies. She does so anyway, singing to him and kissing his forehead as he expires.
19th Feb '17 9:11:36 PM MikeW
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* This gets a MeaningfulEcho at the end, when he's dying. She removes his mask over his feeble protests and kisses him gently, showing that as she said before, she loves him too much to care about his appearance. This time, he utters a tearful, grateful, "Oh, Christine. . ."---and dies in his father's arms.



-->'''Erik''': My eyes are the only part of my face I can bear to look at. But they're not her eyes...they're yours.
* This gets a MeaningfulEcho at the end, when he's dying. She removes his mask over his feeble protests and kisses him gently, showing that as she said before, she loves him too much to care about his appearance. This time, he utters a tearful, grateful, "Oh, Christine. . ."---and dies in his father's arms.


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-->'''Erik''': My eyes are the only part of my face I can bear to look at.at in a mirror without wanting to break the glass. But they're not her eyes...they're yours. \n* This gets a MeaningfulEcho at the end, when he's dying. She removes his mask over his feeble protests and kisses him gently, showing that as she said before, she loves him too much to care about his appearance. This time, he utters a tearful, grateful, "Oh, Christine. . ."---and dies in his father's arms.\n\n

19th Feb '17 9:09:24 PM MikeW
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* Carriere tells Christine the story of Erik's birth and reveals he is Erik's father. It's shown how Erik's mother died in child birth and Carriere never showed her Erik's face, letting her die thinking she had given birth to a beautiful boy. Carriere thus raised Erik, letting him think he was "some sort of uncle."
** Later on, Carriere tries to talk Erik out of his homicidal plans by revealing himself as his father. Erik simply smiles that he wondered when Carriere was going to say it.
-->'''Erik''': My eyes are the only part of my face I can bear to look at. But they're not her eyes...they're yours.
15th Jan '17 1:55:43 PM AdelePotter
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''Say you want me with you here... beside you.\\

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''Say you want me with you here... beside you.\\''\\
15th Jan '17 1:54:43 PM AdelePotter
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* The Phantom pleading with Christine at the end of "Point of No Return," even singing a repriese of her love duet with Raoul. In spite of all the horrible things he's done, he just sounds so desperately ''alone'', and is practically ''begging'' her to let him be in her life. Oh, Erik...
-->'''Erik:''' ''Say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime.''\\
''Lead me, save me from my solitude.''\\
''Say you want me with you here... beside you.\\
''Anywhere you go, let me go too!''\\
''Christine, that's all I ask of...''
** ...Followed by Christine ripping off his mask. Admittedly, it's awesome, but it's still hard not to pity him.
21st Apr '16 3:05:06 PM jojo1228
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*Many of Raoul's songs on the original cast recording are this for some people after Steve Barton's death in 2001.
11th Apr '16 6:03:08 PM Sammie1191
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** During the reprise of "All I Ask of You" the Phantom hears Christine and Roul proclaiming their love, and the Phantom just covers his ears like child trying to put as much distance between himself and the bad things as possible.
11th Mar '16 9:49:45 PM spectertv
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** In the 2004 movie, he's sitting there alone, crying, and looks up to see Christine. She takes a few steps tward him, and when the camera moves back to him [[http://youtu.be/lNwe3H8tvWI?t=2m59s his open mouth moves into the slightest hint of a smile.]] He actually thinks that Christine has decided to stay with him, and then she has to silently take off the ring he gave her destroy his hopes again. After he tells her that he loves her, she looks ''so'' sad, because she wants nothing more than to comfort him but there's absolutely nothing she can do.

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** In the 2004 movie, he's sitting there alone, crying, and looks up to see Christine. She takes a few steps tward toward him, and when the camera moves back to him [[http://youtu.be/lNwe3H8tvWI?t=2m59s his open mouth moves into the slightest hint of a smile.]] He actually thinks that Christine has decided to stay with him, and then she has to silently take off the ring he gave her destroy his hopes again. After he tells her that he loves her, she looks ''so'' sad, because she wants nothing more than to comfort him but there's absolutely nothing she can do.



** Ohgod this. Seeing the broken mess of a man left onstage after Christine and Raoul depart is... Just heart-rending.

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** Ohgod Oh god this. Seeing the broken mess of a man left onstage on stage after Christine and Raoul depart is... Just heart-rending.



* This gets a MeaningfulEcho at the end, when he's dying. She removes his mask over his feeble protests and kisses him gently, showing that as she said before, she loves him to much to care about his appearance. This time, he utters a tearful, grateful, "Oh, Christine. . ."---and dies in his father's arms.


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* This gets a MeaningfulEcho at the end, when he's dying. She removes his mask over his feeble protests and kisses him gently, showing that as she said before, she loves him to too much to care about his appearance. This time, he utters a tearful, grateful, "Oh, Christine. . ."---and dies in his father's arms.


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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.
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