Phantom Of The Paradise (Brian De Palma) £2.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco/RAC 5% @ Play

Phantom Of The Paradise (Brian De Palma) £2.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco/RAC 5% @ Play

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Found 20th Jan 2009
Brian De Palma's great, often overlooked 1970s glitter-rock comedy-musical spectacle is a memorable combination of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and FAUST. Winslow Leach (William Finley) is a talented young rock composer/janitor whose music is stolen and whose life is destroyed by a ruthless record tycoon named Swan (Paul Williams)--who just happens to have sold his soul in exchange for rock-n-roll success and eternal youth. The ruined and disfigured Leach becomes the Phantom, an imposing leather-clad creature who is hell-bent on demolishing Swan as the diabolical music mogul prepares to open his biggest venture yet-- a rock-and-roll palace called the Paradise. Eerily prescient in it's depiction of yet-to-exist musical genres, this stunningly original and darkly comic rock nightmare features voice-over narration by Rod Serling, and memorable original songs by Williams.
Directed by:
Brian De Palma
Paul Williams
Jessica Harper
William Finley
George Memmoli
Gerrit Graham
Screenwriter - Brian De Palma
Composer - George Tipton
Composer - Paul Williams

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At the time some of us thought this a better film than Rocky Horror - both were music-based and out at the same time. However I think Phantom has dated much more, and is not likely to get a new audience.
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