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Post  TBUGoth on Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:39 am

I wanted to see "The Phantom of the Opera" since I was nine, because I was taught about in school, and saw the 2004 movie when I was 11, and LOVED it. In fact, I don't see why most Phans I meet dislike it, It's the closest film version I've seen of a musical, besides "Hello Dolly!" (starring Michael Crawford (: ) and of course, people in movie musicals never sound like classicly trained singers, even if they are. Gerard Butler's deformity didn't look bad, because of the lighting in the "Final Lair" being different than when Christine pulls the mask off for the second time. Besides that Iv'e seen the 25th Anniversary DVD, and these versions:

. Andrew Lloyd Webber/Love Never Dies
2. 1925
3. Robert Englund
4. Angel of Music
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
25. Phantom of the Ritz
26. Phantom of the Auditorium
27. Generator Rex Season 4, Ep. 10 "Phantom of the Soap Opera"
28. Are You Afraid Of The Dark - The Tale of the Last Dance - S7E10
29. Babar The Phantom
30. The Phantom of the Opera on Ice
31. Phantom Curses the Opera
32. Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright
33. Dilbert : Testing
34. Night Gallery: Phantom of what Opera
35. oswald the luckyrabbit-Spooks(1930)

I have read the Original Novel, Susan Kay's "Phantom" and Frederick Forsyth's "The Phantom of Manhattan" ("Love Never Dies" is A LOT better) and I LOVE "Love Never Dies" because it makes perfect since to me, here's why:

I saw The Phantom of the Opera when I was 12, and I heard the Original London Cast Recording of Love Never Dies when I was 16. By 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 or 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. Sad!

In a class called "Working with Young Children" I learned that If a child is born less than a year into a marriage it most likely falls apart, which contributes WHY Christine chooses the Phantom. Furthermore, Gustave's attraction to music, and also having the same concept  of beauty as the Phantom, can be explained by the existence of the Hobby Gene. This means that because both of his parents like music, he is more likely to as well.  

Also gambling was popular among rich people during the time that the Phantom of the Opera was set.  This would most likely result in a lower income, which would put stress on Raoul and Christine's marriage, Which would contribute to WHY Christine chooses the Phantom.  Raoul in the original novel is immature and immature people are impulsive, and do things like drink too much, and gamble.  I know that the dates between "Love Never Dies" and the auction at the beginning of "The Phantom of the Opera are correct because alcoholism causes premature aging, by reducing the amount of collagen, (which is what makes your skin look young)  by reducing amount of the antioxidant vitamin A which is important in slowing down the signs of aging    

But what Meg said before she shot her sounded JUST like I was feeling by the time I was 16. (added to that my relationship with my sister had gone tough the same stages as Meg and Christine's in "Love Never Dies" the Australian production in the past eight years at the time) but I HADN'T killed anybody. Why? Because our undying love we've had since we were children, for our family (including pets) friends, jobs,our favorite media, hobbies, and interests, and ourselves enables us not to change when change is making our world fall apart around us, even over a period as long as ten years. We are the same people we always were because love never dies that's what misery causing change taught me, and "Love Never Dies" affirmed. When I saw the DVD The blocking for "Please Miss Giry I Want to go Back" made it look like Meg MEANT to shoot Christine. Also she is bipolar and has these symptoms:

1. Feeling unusually “high” and optimistic OR extremely irritable
2. Unrealistic, grandiose beliefs about one’s abilities or powers
3. Sleeping very little, but feeling extremely energetic
4. Racing thoughts; jumping quickly from one idea to the next
5. Impaired judgment and impulsiveness
6. Acting recklessly without thinking about the consequences
7. Delusions and hallucinations (in severe cases)  

I now know why I didn't kill, because I got the emotional support and love Meg didn't get from "Love Never Dies", and with out it I definitely wouldn't be where I am right now.

As you have read my Dad died, and thus, I think it's perfectly reasonable for Christine to believe Erik is the Angel of Music, it does NOT mean she's stupid! She believes Erik because she LOVES her father, which is why it is perfectly reasonable!

Any other questions?


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Re: Hi! my name is TBUGoth!

Post  Raphael on Wed May 07, 2014 4:04 am

Hello TBUGoth, and welcome to the forum. We all come from different experiences in life, and welcome all opinions on all things Phantom. I hope you enjoy it here.


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