Phantom of the Paradise

Friday, September 14 - Saturday, September 15, 2012

Chosen by Sean R. (floor staff)

High-definition digital projection

“Arguably De Palma’s finest film. A highly inventive updating of the Phantom of the Opera story to the rockbiz world – complete with cialis buy canada borrowings from Faust and The Picture of Dorian Gray – it tells of rock composer Finley’s desire for revenge after he is cheated by a nightclub and record label mogul (Williams). Nothing that remarkable about the plot in itself, but De Palma employs his love of gadgetry to imaginative effect (making terrific use of split screens and video technology), and casts a satirically beady eye upon the money-hungry foibles of the music industry. Best, in fact, is the cameo by Gerrit Graham as the camp, Producers-style glamrock star, although Memmoli’s world-weary manager and the piss-take of Alice Cooper are also memorable.” – Time Out

  • Country USA
  • Rating PG
  • Year 1974
  • Running Time 92 minutes
  • Director Brian De Palma
  • Cast Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper

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