Monday, November 2, 2009


Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux
Stage musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Screenplay by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joel Schumacher
Directed by Joel Schumacher

Gerard Butler
Emmy Rossum
Patrick Wilson
Miranda Richardson
Minnie Driver

Premiere date: December 22, 2004
PG-13 for brief violent images.

Christine Daee is a tortured young star who is haunted by the voice of the phantom, a musician who hides in the shadows to hide a facial disfigurement, yet sings to her obsessively. Dwelling in the dark, damp chambers beneath the Paris opera house, the phantom lords over the cast and management with artistic autocracy - he writes the shows, casts them, and threatens all who disobey his plans with dramatically violent outbursts. But when his young student Christine falls for the rich and dapper Raoul, the phantom descends into madness.

National Board of Review
Best Breakthrough Performance - Emmy Rossum

3 Academy Award Nominations
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Original Song - "Learn to Be Lonely"


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