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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Lon Chaney Sr. was known for his effort that he put on his makeup, and this film was no exception. To say nothing of his ability to emote so flawlessly underneath all that makeup ''and'' without the aid of sound.

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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Lon Chaney Sr. Creator/LonChaney was known for his effort that he put on his makeup, and this film was no exception. To say nothing of his ability to emote so flawlessly underneath all that makeup ''and'' without the aid of sound.sound.
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* EndingAversion: Most fans aren't very fond of the ending where [[DeathByAdaptation the Phantom is killed by an angry mob]], which was added in very late. The intent seems to have been to avoid making him a KarmaHoudini, but the result comes across as a bit cruel when it comes right after he lets Christine go--he already learned his lesson, so why kill him now?

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* EndingAversion: Most fans aren't very fond of the ending where [[DeathByAdaptation the Phantom is killed by an angry mob]], which was added in very late. The intent seems to have been to avoid making him a KarmaHoudini, but the result comes across as a bit cruel when it comes right after he lets Christine go--he already learned his lesson, so why kill him now?now? Even Lon Chaney wasn't big on it.


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* ItWasHisSled: Everyone who has ever so much as Googled the film knows what the Phantom looks like, which makes it a bit hard to realize how shocking he would have been to a new audience.


* AdaptationDisplacement: The film is iconic while many viewers don't even know about the existence of the 1909 novel until they've already seen the film.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The film is iconic while many viewers don't even know about the existence of the 1909 novel until they've already seen the film. The Broadway musical has displaced the film itself somewhat, though.
* EndingAversion: Most fans aren't very fond of the ending where [[DeathByAdaptation the Phantom is killed by an angry mob]], which was added in very late. The intent seems to have been to avoid making him a KarmaHoudini, but the result comes across as a bit cruel when it comes right after he lets Christine go--he already learned his lesson, so why kill him now?

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* SignatureScene: Christine's shocking unmasking of the Phantom is one of the most famous scenes in all of silent film.


* AdaptationDisplacement: The film is iconic but many viewers don't learn about the 1909 novel until they've already seen it.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The film is iconic but while many viewers don't learn even know about the existence of the 1909 novel until they've already seen it.the film.


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Lon Chaney Sr. was known for his effort that he put on his makeup, and this film was no exception. To say nothing of his ability to emote so flawlessly underneath all that makeup ''and'' without the aid of sound.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Lon Chaney Sr. was known for his effort that he put on his makeup, and this film was no exception. To say nothing of his ability to emote so flawlessly underneath all that makeup ''and'' without the aid of sound.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: When it comes to the Universal Phantom films, this is the one that everyone remembers.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The film is iconic but many viewers don't learn about the 1909 novel until they've already seen it.


* AwesomeMoments: The bit right before the Phantom gets chucked into the river, where he menacingly holds a closed fist up, and ''everyone'' recoils back in fear that it's a hidden weapon. He opens his hand, revealing nothing except his ability to terrorise the world even at the end of his resources.
* FunnyMoments: In the iconic masquerade scene, the Phantom in his Red Death guise bumps into a drunk partygoer, who goes ballistic and cusses him while his friends hold him back. The friends then tell him that he just cussed the Phantom of the Opera, and the man faints on the spot.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Lon Chaney sr. was known for his effort that he put on his makeup, and this film was no exception. To say nothing of his ability to emote so flawlessly underneath all that makeup ''and'' without the aid of sound.

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* AwesomeMoments: The bit right before the Phantom gets chucked into the river, where he menacingly holds a closed fist up, and ''everyone'' recoils back in fear that it's a hidden weapon. He opens his hand, revealing nothing except his ability to terrorise the world even at the end of his resources.
* FunnyMoments: In the iconic masquerade scene, the Phantom in his Red Death guise bumps into a drunk partygoer, who goes ballistic and cusses him while his friends hold him back. The friends then tell him that he just cussed the Phantom of the Opera, and the man faints on the spot.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Lon Chaney sr.Sr. was known for his effort that he put on his makeup, and this film was no exception. To say nothing of his ability to emote so flawlessly underneath all that makeup ''and'' without the aid of sound.


* NightmareFuel: The famous unmasking scene was so intense it caused patrons to faint at its premiere.

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* FunnyMoments: In the iconic masquerade scene, the Phantom in his Red Death guise bumps into a drunk partygoer, who goes ballistic and cusses him while his friends hold him back. The friends then tell him that he just cussed the Phantom of the Opera, and the man faints on the spot.


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Lon Chaney sr. was known for his effort that he put on his makeup, and this film was no exception.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Lon Chaney sr. was known for his effort that he put on his makeup, and this film was no exception. To say nothing of his ability to emote so flawlessly underneath all that makeup ''and'' without the aid of sound.

Added DiffLines:

* NightmareFuel: The famous unmasking scene was so intense it caused patrons to faint at its premiere.

Added DiffLines:

* AwesomeMoments: The bit right before the Phantom gets chucked into the river, where he menacingly holds a closed fist up, and ''everyone'' recoils back in fear that it's a hidden weapon. He opens his hand, revealing nothing except his ability to terrorise the world even at the end of his resources.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Lon Chaney sr. was known for his effort that he put on his makeup, and this film was no exception.

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