The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera ★★★★

Such a great, dark, specific, thrilling spectacle of a story. I honestly have trouble pinpointing why, but I really love Phantom of the Opera in all of its various incarnations (the novel, musical, and film versions). This version specifically takes the cake though in bringing the book's genuine horror to life and creating the grand, musical and secretive world of the Paris Opera House. Exciting, suspenseful, creepy, and thoroughly engaging, not in spite of, but really due to its status as a silent film.

I've always been puzzled by what it is here I connect to theme or character-wise, but I just find it an enthralling tale I'm often in the mood to revisit. And right now I think watching and reading things that I like rather than stuff I feel like I should/need to see or exhausting myself in an attempt to be productive sounds like a very nice idea.

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