History Theatre / ThePhantomOfTheOpera

11th Nov '16 5:04:29 PM Ciara25
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** Likewise, Madame Giry in the novel was a superstitious box keeper who wasn't aware of the Phantom's real nature. In this version, she's a much more savvy ballet mistress who's much more aware of who the Phantom is and what his goals are, and eventually helps Raoul to hunt him down.
11th Nov '16 4:20:15 PM Ciara25
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** If we're going to be picky, the Phantom's iconic fedora is technically one of these; while the musical is set in 1881, homburg hats - from which fedoras would develop - wouldn't rocket to popularity until later on in the 1880s.

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** If we're going to be picky, the Phantom's iconic fedora is technically one of these; while the musical is explicitly set in 1881, homburg hats - from which fedoras would develop - wouldn't rocket to popularity until later on in the 1880s.1880s.
** The Eiffel tower is in the backdrop of the Paris skyline during "All I Ask Of You"; again, the musical's set in 1881, but construction on the Tower didn't begin until ''1887.''
19th Aug '16 4:44:30 PM slvstrChung
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* DiegeticMusic: the show takes place in an ''opera'' house, and several (very abbreviated) theatrical productions are staged over the course of its run-time. About a quarter of its music is diegetic.
14th Aug '16 2:07:11 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* GoThroughMe: In "The Final Lair," Christine throws herself between the Phantom and Raoul, with some versions having her go so far as to try to free him from the rope.
4th Jun '16 4:19:57 PM morenohijazo
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* ForgottenFramingDevice: The show opens with an elderly Raoul attending an auction of the opera house's items which segues into main story when they show the chandelier. Raoul's lines imply that Christine has died but the play ends with her still alive and never returns to the framing story.

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* ForgottenFramingDevice: The show opens with an elderly Raoul attending an auction of the opera house's items which segues into main story when they show the chandelier. Raoul's lines imply that Christine has died but the play ends with her still alive and never returns to the framing story. (The film version does but it's a silent scene adding no new elements.)
28th Apr '16 10:47:08 PM PaulA
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* ForgottenFramingDevice: The show opens with an elderly Raoul attending an auction of the opera house's items which segues into main story when they show the chandelier. Raoul's lines imply that Christine has died but the play ends with her still alive and never returns to the framing story.
23rd Apr '16 11:16:53 PM MasoTey
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* StylisticSuck: The three fictional operas performed in the course of the story (''Hannibal'', a parody of the grand late classical operas from the like of Meyerbeer and Gluck, ''Il Muto'', an obvious parody of Mozart -- or one of that crowd -- and ''Don Juan Triumphant'', Sir Andrew's spoof on serialism in modern opera, overwrought with dissonance, and bathing in clichés.

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* StylisticSuck: The three fictional operas performed in the course of the story (''Hannibal'', story: ''Hannibal'', a parody of the grand late classical operas from the like of Meyerbeer and Gluck, ''Il Muto'', an obvious parody of Mozart -- or one of that crowd -- and ''Don Juan Triumphant'', Sir Andrew's spoof on serialism in modern opera, overwrought with dissonance, and bathing in clichés.
23rd Apr '16 10:35:48 AM DrOO7
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* MoodWhiplash: Whatever romantic feelings the audience may have watching Christine and Raoul sing a love duet evaporate ''fast'' into a MassOhCrap once they leave the stage and the Phantom emerges from behind a statue, revealing that he's seen and heard everything and is ''pissed''. Audiences have been known to gasp in horror at this moment.



** At least in the musical she was an adult when she first encountered the Phantom! In the film she came to live in the opera house when she was about seven and believed the Phantom was her dead father for ''ten years'' - which no doubt left her ''very'' confused when her 'father' started running his hands all over her in ''Music of the Night.''
15th Apr '16 3:18:17 PM slvstrChung
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* FourthDateMarriage: it's not clear how much time elapses over the course of the first act.[[note]]Christine has her first aria, "Think Of Me," and then absconds with the Phantom. The next morning, he decrees that, "in the new production of ''Il Muto''," Christine and Carlotta should swap roles. The next scene is said opera in performance, but how long did it take the Opera Populaire to assemble it?[[/note]] What ''is'' clear is that in Christine and Raoul's ''second scene together'', they're singing "All I Ask Of You" and pledging their love. True, they may have been hanging out in the intervening time; true, they grew up together; but it's still only their second interaction [[ShowDontTell privy to the audience]].
** (And by their third, they are in fact engaged! Fortunately the six-month TimeSkip is made explicit, lending a ''bit'' more credibility to that development.)
3rd Apr '16 6:14:14 PM DrOO7
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** Also in the miniseries. Several flashbacks are dedicated to Christine and Philippe having been childhood sweethearts, along with depicting the love story between Eric's parents.






** In the miniseries, it's heavily implied that part of the reason Erik loves Christine is because of her resemblance to his mother, who, unlike in most adaptations of the story, ''adored'' him and saw him as perfect.
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