Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives ...
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An animated version of Gaston Leroux's everlasting tale of "The Phantom of the Opera". Christine has been acting strange the last days: she first of all got the lead part on a new opera and... See full summary »
10 years has passed since a fire broke out in Paris - leaving only a mask behind... As the love story continues in Coney Island, NY, The Phantom's undying love has grown for the soprano ... See full summary »
France, 1900. As a young girl, Christine is told by her father of the 'Spirit of the Music' - a guardian angel who comes to a select few with the gift of 'perfect music'. Ten years later, ... See full summary »
Darin De Paul,
The Budapest Opera House's diva commits suicide after the owner ruins her career for having rejected his advances but her conductor-husband, believed killed in a fire, plans his revenge on all those he deems responsible for her suicide.
Legend tells of a hideously disfigured masked murderer who once stalked the Garnier Opera House leaving a trail of terror and bloodshed in his wake. With strange occurrences haunting the ... See full summary »
Anthony D.P. Mann
Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives Carriere's dismissed. His arrogant successor refuses to let a woman of low birth sing in his opera, but graciously employs Christine as gadrobiere for his wife Charlotta, who's installed as first singer. He also fights the phantom, an unknown guy who lives since many years in the catacombs below the opera and was granted privileges by Carriere. However the phantom knows how to defend himself and at the same time helps Christine to her career.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
This film is based on a musical by Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston. The idea for this U.S. version of the Phantom story came about around the same time Ken Hill's version was playing in England, and when Andrew Lloyd Webber produced his own version of the Phantom story a couple of years later, the Kopit/Yeston idea was shelved. The concept was later revived as this television movie, using real operatic sequences, and then brought to life as a 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 the most successful. See more »
When Carlotta sings, her words don't match her lips. See more »
[to Count Philippe de Chagny]
Believe me, my dear friend. Her love for him is a far different thing than her love for you. If you turn away from her now, she'll die.
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Yestin and Koppit Version makes for good television.
I saw this 2 parter on NBC back when Andrew Lloyd Webber was sitting on top of the musical world with his Phantom of the Opera. This is a decent musical story version of the Leroux tale. The year before in 1989 Golan and Globus hired up Robert Englund a.k.a. Freddie Krueger to do a slasher movie version of the story which was a total off the original storyline of the Phantom of the Opera. That movie in all honesty, sucks ! When Yestin and Koppit released this mini series they returned Erik to Paris, France and to his beloved Opera House and once again he is deeply in love with engenue chorus girl and understudy to La Carlotta, Christine Daae, who's beauty and angelic voice reminds him of his dead mother, a nice back story line added to the original storyline with one more family member added in for the first time, the Phantom's friend and father played by venerable veteran actor Burt Lancaster. The soundtrack to this movie is available on RCA C.D. and Tapes under the simple name Phantom. It is the original theatrical stage production that this mini series was based on by Yestin and Koppit.
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