The Phantom Of The Opera (1990)
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Christine is a talented young singer who was sent by the Count De Chagny to sing at the Paris Opera House to be trained by the manager - Gerard Carriere. But Carrier left and the new manager - Richard Cholet and his wife - Carlotta, a fat soprano put her working in the costume department after a man in the costume department was killed by the infamous Phantom. The Phantom turns out to be Erik - a lonely disfigured masked man who's the son of Gerard Carrier, left alone in the opera cellars and dreams of Christine since childhood. Erik start to teach Christine in an abandoned music room while tricks the managers. But when the Count De Chagny returns, Christine and the Count fall in love and Erik is angry... VERY ANGRY!
Title: Phantom Of The Opera, The
Release Date: March 18, 1990
Runtime: 168 mins
All Genres: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance, Thrille
Country: USA, France, Italy, Germany
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: M
Burt Lancaster ...Gerard Carriere
Adam Storke ...Count Philippe de Chagny
Teri Polo ...Christine Daee
Charles Dance ...Erik The Phantom of the Opera
Ian Richardson ...Cholet
Andréa Ferréol ...Carlotta
Jean Pierre Cassel ...Inspector Ledoux
Jean Rougerie ...Jean-Claude
André Chaumeau ...Joseph Buguet
Marie Thérèse Orain ...Madame Giry
Marie Christine Robert ...Flora
Marie Lenoir ...Florence
Anne Roumanoff ...Fleure
Jean Dupouy ...Alfredo (singer 'Faust')
Jacques Mars ...Oroyeso (singer 'Mephisto')
Anne Julia Goddet ...Singer
Frankie Pain ...Singer (as Franckie Pain)
Frédéric Darie ...Singer
John Addison ...Conductor
Caroline Beaune ...
Catherine Erhardy ...
Edgar J. Scherick
William W. Wilson III
- Erik The Phantom of the Opera: [about Christine] For as long as I can remember... ever since I was a child, I have dreamed of her. People are born for many things, Gerard. I was born to live, if one can call this living, down here. But I've never known quite why. I was born so she could save me. That's what she's done! She's the reason I was born... I love her, Gerard.
Gerard Carriere: [about Carlotta] She's married to the new manager.
Erik The Phantom of the Opera: Good God! That means she's probably going to sing all the time. What kind of horror are you leaving me in?
Christine Daee: Let me see your face.
Erik The Phantom of the Opera: You have asked, I'm afraid, the only thing in my power that I cannot grant. Please don't ask it again.
- Based on a musical by Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston. The idea for this U.S. version came about around the same time Ken Hill's version was playing in England. When Andrew Lloyd Webber produced his own version a couple of years later, the Kopit/Yeston idea was shelved. When Andrew Lloyd Webber's version came to the U.S., they realized that the two shows had different basic elements and direction. The show was revived as a television movie, using real operatic sequences instead of Yeston's score, and later brought to life as the complete stage play with Yeston's score, as originally intended. Thus three different versions were made (2 U.K. and 1 U.S) with Webber's being far more successful.
The "sets" were in actuality the real Paris Opera House - in France called Academie Nationale de Musique or Palais de Garnier. All the backstage area, Grand Staircase, dressing rooms, even the cellars (with the exception of the auditorium, boxes, and the "lagoon") were all shot on location at the Palais de Garnier. The "lagoon" was the ONLY film set used for the film. The boxes and auditorium were another theatre.
Only one of the operas used in the film is actually a French opera - that is the opera "Faust" by Gounod.
Though this film is not a musical, many of the scenes portrayed in the film were kept in Arthur Kopit's/Maury Yeston's stage adaptation.
Prior to filming, Charles Dance, who plays the Phantom, made it a point not to see the Andrew Lloyd Webber version on stage.
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