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Phantom of the Paradise back to product details

Velvet goldmine
written by cammelltoe January 18, 2006 - 1:04 PM PST
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
you may shift a bit in your seat during the inert expository scenes, but hold on when the hero gets robocop-ped, thanks to a bobo phil spector, or is that the devil? "Phantom of the Paradise" is pure Depalma, which means that it's silly, full of bravura tracking shots, bad acting, and ridiculous plot logic, but give it a chance and you'll be entertained. The camp value of this movie alone is worth it's weight in rhinestone. any movie that dares to blend the Faust myth, Dorian Gray, phantom of the opera, low-rent gore and a delirous appropriation of welles' famous tracking shot at the beginning of "touch of evil"--- here realized using split screen--- is more exciting than 'moulin rouge' any day of the week


(Average 6.94)
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