Today (December 13th) is st.Lucys day. It’s kind of a big deal in Scandinavia. And yes, it does involve candle crowns.
ChristineI just could’t resist.
That’s a perfect mix of feigned apathy, regret, and “I-am-doing-it-for-her-don’t-break-character”.
Claude Rains. Universal Studios’ Phantom of the Opera (1943).
Fun story I did this one year ago, shortly before Anna uploaded her own.
Ooh Mister Phantom by banaboo
I just think it’s very funny that often I think or do the same as other friends/phans from the internet on other continents.
I found my version on accident on my laptop again. Bad quality, but have it anyway. ^^
lol Bringing this back..
This is what will happen when I buy the Walt Disney company and The Really Useful Group and get a bunch of professional animators to obey my every whim.
… but until then I should probably mention that the PotO lyrics are © A.L. Webber and The Really Useful Group. Snowflake-Brushes and other resourses from Candy-cane-killer, Mediaklepto , KeepWaiting and ObsidianDawn.
it’s funny because those are basically the lyrics anyway
NEW PHANTOM ADAPTATION ALERT!!!
I heard about this project through the Phantom Reviewer’s last podcast, and I came upon the trailer last night! It’s directed (and I’m pretty sure starring) Anthony Mann, who has voiced Erik in a radio play of Phantom before. He’s got some critical acclaim for an independent Dracula film he did, and he says he’s very much a “phan” (including the Robert Englund version!). From his interview with the Reviewer, he seems like he’s trying to take a lot from the Leroux novel, while setting the story in a different time period.
Needless to say, I’M EXCITED!!!!
This is the movie that the winner of ‘Casting Christine’ won the lead in. Here’s her final screen test from the show (along with the director/writer/Erik):
Aww, hi! :D Thank you! I’m really looking forward to it!
Here, I made you a phantomy Christmas picture! XD
CGI model pictures for Erik from “The Trap-Door Maker Animated Movie: Phantom of the Opera Prequel”
…and a mask!
In case anyone’s having trouble deciding what to send to their Phandom secret santa, this song has a few ideas.Okay, maybe not; I don’t think you can send Christines through the mail. :P
Once again I found this beauty at GoodWill.
Phantom of the Opera music box from the San Francisco Music Box company. It plays ‘Music of the night’ and it’s in perfect condition.
At the center of the iconic musical Phantom of the Opera is a love triangle between opera singer Christine Daae, the mad genius Phantom that lives in the opera house and Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny. While both men work to win the heart of Christine, there’s really no contest as far as we are concerned—it’s all about Raoul. Not taking into consideration the Phantom sequel Love Never Dies, Raoul is one of the most romantic boyfriends on Broadway. Below, BroadwayBox counts down six moments in which Raoul proved his love to Christine and made us wish he was real…and our boyfriend. [Spoiler alert for those who have never seen ‘Phantom’…also why have you never seen ‘Phantom’?!]
This article is approved by current Broadway Raoul Jeremy Hays.
A fairly positive review of the restaged US tour, but with a fair deal of negative comments too. When reading the review, it struck me that whoever wrote it knows original POTO very, very well. There are some analysis and some insight I am incredibly impressed by. But there is also comments that makes me wonder if she’s read fan comments over at Tumblr. The issue with having the Phantom on floor height at key scenes, the disconnection between the Phantom and Christine, they very changed Masquerade costumes, the bare sides and the cramped middle of the drum set, angry!Raoul, the overuse of the word “spectacular” etc. It echoes the words on many a Tumblr user. But it might also be the most prominent features.
She does give credit where credit is due, though, and she especially praise Julia Udine (Christine), Jacquelynne Fontaine (Carlotta) and Frank Viveros (Piangi). Parts of the boat scene is also described as a standout moment.
"Many of the tour’s new visuals do work well, including the Opera’s ghostly present-to-past transition during the overture, the vibrant dress rehearsal scene in Hannibal, the Phantom and Christine’s descent to the underground lair, a suitably bacchanalian Don Juan Triumphant, and a very effective and swiftly-falling chandelier.”
While these are examples of the tour’s more engaging and thoughtful revisions, regrettably, the tour does not entirely live up to its “spectacular” billing. (…) In several crucial scenes, the new tour abandons not only the look of the London and Broadway productions, but their heart and soul as well.”
"The tour’s staging and blocking disservice the Phantom from the start; in a bid for realism over melodrama, this "darker" interpretation of The Phantom of the Opera robs the title character of much of his mystery and sophistication."
"The connection between the Phantom and Christine suffers most for this, and "Music of the Night" - the most widely-recognized and iconic musical number in the show - especially destabilizes the romance of their relationship. The Phantom keeps Christine blindfolded for much of the song, undermining the enchanting, dreamlike quality of the scene, while the new blocking repeatedly suggests (both in "MOTN" and again in Final Lair) that the Phantom holds a greater passion and esteem for his own music than he does for Christine."
"The Phantom and Christine’s complex and complicated relationship continues to erode, scene by scene, until the Final Lair. While the Phantom can and should be viewed as dangerous, even somewhat unhinged, by this point in the plot, he should also emerge as a pitiable character worthy of Christine’s - and the audience’s - compassion. (…) The Phantom also bodily pins Christine to his bed twice, an uncomfortable and troubling inclusion that weakens what should be one of the most heartrending moments in the story."
"Julia Udine shines brightly in the role. Her Christine has a backbone; Udine ably portrays both Christine’s innocence and later distresses, but she demonstrates an inner fire as well, and it comes through even in the character’s most fragile moments. Udine is well suited to the demanding vocals of the role, delivering a playful and impressive cadenza during "Think of Me" and a very lovely rendition of the second act’s "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again."
"Seasoned Phantom fans will likely be surprised by the anniversary tour’s changed look and particularly by its darker tone. While this production is intriguing as a bold reinterpretation of a cultural phenomenon, it does not touch the heart so readily as its predecessor."
God, this sounds nightmareish.