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posted by bendaimmortal
There are various interpretations of why the old Raoul brings the monkey সঙ্গীত box to her grave and some even think that all the old Raoul parts of the movie are completely useless. However, I'm one of those who believe that while the film would've worked perfectly well even without Raoul travelling anywhere with the সঙ্গীত box, all the old Raoul clips are perhaps the most essential aspect of the entire film's basic point. I think they are the ultimate aspect that drastically differs the film from the stage play.

A monkey symbolizes many things that are strongly related to the story. Essential...
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posted by WildConcerto
All right.

So Tumblr has been crazy with this in the last few weeks since Sierra Boggess has left the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera on September 6th. A rather short run, so to say: she did start only on May 14th…

I wasn’t going to write anything about this at first. But now, rumor has it Sierra Boggess has stated that her 2014 run in Broadway was going to be the last time she would play Christine.

Cough cough.


Of course.

Bullshit. Bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit bullshit. BULLSHIT.

Everyone knows Sierra is Cameron Mackintosh’s and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s darling....
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My Brutally Honest and Possibly Offensive Review of the 2004 Movie

    I’m sitting প্রথমপাতা sick from school with absolutely nothing better to do than write my (well, just read the title) review of the 2004 movie The Phantom of the Opera. Gerry phans and Patrick Wilson phans…I’d consider not পাঠ করা this. So, here I am: putting Phantom in my DVD player and beginning to write down my যেভাবে খুশী thoughts and reactions about it. আপনি can be assured that it will be disorganized, random, completely honest, offensive, and a little inappropriate (just like me).

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 Illustration from Kay novel. He certainly looks depressed.
Illustration from Kay novel. He certainly looks depressed.
This প্রবন্ধ shall pertain to the 'holy trinity' of Phantom. The Leroux, Kay, and Andrew Lloyd Webber versions. The basic idea is to look at each individual portrayal of the Phantom and ascertain approximately the extent of his mental deterioration and psychosis. I will also discuss the probable causes and catalysts for these behaviours.
This is দ্বারা no means a full psychoanalysis, and in the long run is only meant to calm me down with some logical thinking after a very bad week. I.E. আপনি don't have to like it অথবা agree with it.
I shall begin with Leroux since that is the original perception of...
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posted by WildConcerto
শীর্ষ 10 reasons for why Erik/Christine doesn’t work.

Yes, I know I was supposed to প্রকাশ my প্রণয় Never Dies rant before, but… this is really to help me write it.

So, short story. Before coming on Fanfiction, I already knew that almost everyone on Earth were E/C shippers. But I was still shocked of seeing the ridiculous number of E/C authors, especially that there are very good ones among them. Now, I’m not being rude, it’s okay to like the E/C pairing (I guess…), but I’m just being really honest. I remember, when I entered the phandom, I was a mild R/C shipper (You know, “I prefer...
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আপনি Know You’re Addicted To The Phantom Of The Opera When…

DISCLAIMER: I wrote some of these, but the majority of them were written দ্বারা the folks at phantomoftheopera.com. link.

…When every single story your teacher asks আপনি to write turns into a Phantom fic.

…When even your friends' বন্ধু know about your obsession and warn THEIR বন্ধু not to ask if Phantom's a musical অথবা an opera.

…When আপনি print out drawings of Leroux Erik দ্বারা yourself and some of your পছন্দ artists on DA, cut them out so আপনি get a paper doll, and put them in a book, and carry them everywhere আপনি go, and আপনি speak...
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 Christine and Erik, open up your mind!
Christine and Erik, open up your mind!
Hi guys, since I had only done the stage review, here is the movie review that I will write.

The Story

While the story is exactly like the stage version, some songs were revise for logical reasons. A couple of them were shortened to avoid repetition, the ending with the elderly Raoul was added that is not feature in the stage version.

Music of the Night

As mentioned, many familiar songs are feature and are shortened. Originally, the Phantom (Erik in the original novel) has a new song which was written specially for this film. But it was omitted due to time constrain, it is feature on the Special Edition DVD.

The Characters

While watching this film, I keep thinking that this film is like Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with the exception of the ending which both the antagonist and protagonist did not die.

In All Your Fantasies

So, these are my thoughts on the film and enjoy it.
 Stranger Than আপনি Dream It.
Stranger Than You Dream It.
1. Andrew Lloyd Webber/Love Never Dies
2. 1925
3. Robert Englund
4. অ্যাঞ্জেল of সঙ্গীত
5. 1987 animated
6 Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater: Phantom of the Theater
7. 1943
8. Phantom of the Megaplex
9. Phantom of the Mall
10. 1962
11. 1998
12. 1990
13. Phantom Yeston/Kopit
15 Phantom of the Paradise
16. Phantom of the Opry
17. Wishbone: Pantin at the Opera
18. David Staller
19. 1983
20. American Dad: Phantom of the Telethon
21. El Fantasma de la Opereta (1959) [without subtitles]
22. Song at Midnight (1937) [without subtitles]
23. The Phantom of Hollywood
24. Erik: Portrait of a Living Corpse
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 Erik and Christine.
Erik and Christine.
Hi guys, I'm going to compare the original novel and the stage musical that popularise the former.

The Novel

When I first read the book, I was taken aback about how the story was different from the musical. It starts with Joseph Buquet's mysterious death, which was officially ruled as a suicide.
Raoul was a very unlikable character in the novel unlike the musical counterpart, he is always angry with Christine and his relationship with Philippe, his elder brother was really explosive due to disapproval over his relationship with Christine.
Erik still remains the same and in the novel, he's also...
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I saw The Phantom of the Opera when I was 12, and I heard the Original লন্ডন Cast Recording of প্রণয় Never Dies when I was 16. দ্বারা then my life had gone through some MAJOR changes. For one thing my Dad died 2.75 months after I saw The Phantom of the Opera on stage (believe it অথবা not) and my life was continuing to get worse, so my personality like the characters in "Love Never Dies" changed with life. What I'm trying to say is "Misery loves company" especially from close friends. When I was 13 I had read "The Phantom of Manhattan" so it was not a surprise to me when Christine died. :(!

In a class...
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I actually can't see it as a sequel to any version but especially not to the film. "The true feelings of Christine and the Phantom are revealed in LND!" I'm a die-hard E/C shipper but still I genuinely react with: Fuck no. Forgive me the strong phrasing but I প্রণয় logic very much as well as the depth of their relationship which LND completely shits over.

Then someone comes saying LND isn't a sequel to the film but to ALW's PotO. But also that the film and the stage play are exactly the same thing. (Contradicting much?) Well, officially they are not exactly the same thing:

Andrew Lloyd Webber:...
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 Remind আপনি of anyone?
Remind you of anyone?
The Haunted Mansion ride at ডিজনি has always been one of my favourite things, and Phantom tops the তালিকা at #1 fave thing. And a while back I started noticing really heavy similarities between the two things and I found many of them interesting. I thought I would share these observations here, so that others might enjoy the coincidences, অথবা homages if you'd care to take it that way.

We will begin in the Foyer. Above the fireplace hangs a portrait where a young gentleman (presumably Master Gracey) hangs. It is here that the unseen guide for the attraction first makes his presence known.
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I originally পোষ্ট হয়েছে this on IMDB's board as VampireOutlaw.

No one wanted a sequel, <-- (generally speaking), it was still made, the critiques hate it, the অনুরাগী hate it, it keeps on having to close down...Yet it's still here?
I know it has its share of fans, but nonetheless the crucially and strongly negative reception seems to be the situation in general.

So why the bloody hell does ALW not give up? অথবা if he can't bring himself to, why does he keep on trying with only minor changes?

~ First a sidenote:
Love Never Dies is not a sequel to the 2004 movie because that movie is Joel Schumacher's interpretation...
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 I am SO unimpressed with the movie version deformity.
I am SO unimpressed with the movie version deformity.
This is one of those reviews that you'll probably want to haul out the video and read along so আপনি don't get lost. It will be যেভাবে খুশী and disjointed. I'm just লেখা what I'm thinking as I think it. This is probably also going to offend....oh, well...just about everyone. This is my personal opinion. আপনি are entitled to yours, I just may not take it too seriously if আপনি cannot back up your reasoning. There are only so many things আপনি can use "well I just like it/hate it" as an excuse. I've been a phan for a LONG time and I've studied the story fairly hardcore. I know EXACTLY why I have most...
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আপনি পাঠ করা this = Happy JH

Happy JH = a JH that won't rant at আপনি much more.

Tracking Down Different Versions: We had our awesome A/V Club, but that got closed because no one was on it. So…you pretty much brought it on yourself. Anyway, believe it অথবা not, the 1925, 1962, and 1990 চলচ্চিত্র are available on YouTube: link, link, and link. Also Leroux is online; I already পোষ্ট হয়েছে the link. Look, that’s 4 versions online for FREE! Also, some of the আরো common versions aren’t that hard to track down if আপনি know where to look. I got the 1943 version for $2.99 at Fleet Farm. And those things called...
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What Annoys Me About The Phantom of Manhattan দ্বারা Frederick Forsyth

All of the Leroux-bashing:

In the Preface, Forsyth repeatedly points out errors in Leroux’s novel, most of which are trivial and pointless (OMG! He ব্যক্ত the chandelier was heavier than it really was! Shun Leroux!). And he keeps pointing out how Andrew Lloyd Webber “fixed” the errors, which brings me to…

Treating Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version like its perfect and the only “right” one:

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage প্রদর্শনী isn’t perfect. That being said, some parts of it were better in his version than in Leroux’s,...
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Location: POTO social media sites.

Mission Statement: To make Phans with better Phandom.

Who is our God?
Gaston Leroux is God.

Gaston Leroux's Original Novel Illustrated দ্বারা Andre Castaigne,

Praying to Leroux:
whenever আপনি pray use this prayer:

Our Phantom who art in Paris
Erik be thy name
Thy Opera come, Don Juan be done
With Christine as star, as it should be
Give us this দিন our daily aria
And forgive us our punjabbing, as we have punjabbed in your name
And lead us not toward The Phantom Reviewer but deliver us from ______
For thine is Box 5, the mask, and candle, forever and ever...
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Christine kisses Erik, who pretended to fulfill a promise, but told a devastating lie. She agrees to marry him in the book, giving up HER dreams. her COMPASSION is her STENTGH. The book was about a women's right to marry who she chooses.
"The Phantom of the Opera" is feminst Raoul follows her to her Father's grave for no reason when he says the অ্যাঞ্জেল of সঙ্গীত isn't real he is being overprotective When Christine knows the truth he is someone to go to for support. He can't save himself from Erik's torture chamber! The Persain was the first Arab character I saw post 9/11. He was heroic, intelligent,...
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Hi everyone, it's been coming to 9 years since I watched the musical in Singapore. I have always want to write this review of the stage version since I had did a comparison on both the movie and stage version!

The Staging

I was stunned দ্বারা the staging because it was such a spectacular, colourful and whimsical, I also like how each scenes represent dark & light throughout the musical. It was like bringing the realism of what it's like of Palais de Garnier, on which the story is set.
One of my major disappointments was that I did not sit in front where the dramatic chandelier came crashing...
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Andrew Lloyd Webber is making a sequel to POTO,called প্রণয় never dies, and almost every artical that আপনি see on Wickapeadia,ALW's website, etc, has something that phans don't like........... THE FACT THAT HE'S MAKING ONE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!! On Phantom message boards there is one about the sequel called"THEY ARE MAKING A SEQUEL TO POTO!" And আপনি will find out why the story line, how the carracters will change (like one about Meg Giry being gothic), how Andrew Lloyd Webber is making the Giry's be on the bad side and want to kill Christene,( wich makes no sence at all, since the Giry's used to adore Christene), and how all of the above will make the musical crash and burn!!!!!!! While looking through the message boards আপনি will see মতামত like," ALW should burn the whole score!" and, "I won't be suprised if Phantom goes off Brodway for this..."So if আপনি want to learn more, আপনি know where to go ( THEY ARE MAKING A SEQUEL TO PHOTO! Message boards.........)