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The Phantom of the Opera


Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson View All


Joel Schumacher (Director), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Screenplay), Joel Schumacher (Screenplay) View All

Released: Dec. 22nd, 2004
Runtime: 2 hours, 23 minutes
Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and demanding Christine be given lead roles. Things get worse when Christine meets back up with her childhood acquaintance Raoul and the two fall in love
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The photography (excluding the crowd scenes) offers some very cool effects, particularly the very grainy black and white of the "present day" auction scenes.
The Gnat
I was a big fan of this film, which isn't generally the case for musicals.