Episode 64 – The Phantom of the Opera

, with special guest:

Phantom of the OperaOne episode later than promised, we watch the 1925/1929 version of The Phantom of the Opera!  Why do we list two dates?  You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out!  Not only do we discuss this fine silent film, Tim also spends a not insignificant amount of time ranting about the 2004 musical.  If you happened to like the 2004 musical, you may want to skip past that part of the podcast because he will destroy your dreams.  Aside from Tim’s epic hatred of the musical, we do talk about some of the color processing involved in the film, Lon Chaney’s makeup, and a lot of other things that involve the film we actually watched.

Our next film will be La Belle et la Bette!

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Phantom of the Opera poster Rating: 7.5/10 (20,023 votes)
Director: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle
Writer: Gaston Leroux, Walter Anthony, Elliott J. Clawson
Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry
Runtime: 93 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Horror
Released: 15 Nov 1925
Plot: A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

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