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29 December 2004 @ 11:58 am
Phantom of the Opera  
With no thanks to the various over-the-counter medications available to treat colds and coughing, I am finally on my way to good health again. I have learned some valuable lessons, such as Robitussin and Vicks are no match for good tea and honey. Robitussin, in fact, is the devil and must be kept away from at all times. Ugh. If it tastes foul, it certainly must be foul!
I think I may have lost some weight over the past week, and that is bad. Gaining that back, plus the ten pounds I need just for curves' sake, is going to have to be one of my New Year's resolutions, along with daily exercise and reducing clutter.

Apparently the $89 train case at Sephora was on sale earlier this week for a mere $25. Oh. Pain. Tears. I actually needed that – my make-up is in desperate need of a home. I'm sure the Valley Fair store is out of those by now.

Last week I saw Phantom of the Opera with Jeannie and it was fantastic. The rising of the chandelier sent such shivers down my spine. The Phantom definitely doesn't sound like previous actors who have played him; he's got a much more rock sound. Christine and Raoul are good.
I've never had the patience to listen to the second disc of the musical; the songs slow down too much. That's a complaint that I could keep to the movie, too; the second half lags so much that by the two hour mark I was glancing at my phone and wondering how much longer it'd go. At any rate, we didn't stick around to hear the new song, and now I feel rather badly about missing it, because people ask about it and I can't tell them a thing about it.
There were some fantastic costumes, man. I never thought of costume design as a direction I would want to turn, but when I think about it, it wouldn't be a bad idea, since none of the designs I create work particularly well on 'real' people.
On the other hand, they gave the Phantom a backstory, and that's something I've never liked. Nothing can be bad/evil/angry for sake of the emotion anymore; there has to be a traumatizing childhood involved! Was that in the musical?

I spent the past few days sleeping, and I think I'll go indulge that hobby some more. G'night.

P.S. The Bewitched movie will be horrible because Nicole Kidman CANNOT WIGGLE HER NOSE and so, whenever using her powers, her face twitches into this awful grimmace. LAME. You'd think they could find an actress who could wiggle her nose, man...
 
 
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Suzik00kaburra on December 29th, 2004 08:21 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it is too, but I'm disappointed anyways. I think in one of the other movies the Phantom was a star tenor that was badly disfigured in some sort of accident and that's why he lived in the Opera House and was on salary and all that. I went into the theatres with that backstory in my head, so I was disappointed to see the tramatic-face story instead.
Relia: stylin'neherenia on December 29th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)
This face which earned a mother's fear and loathing
A mask, my first unfeeling scrap of clothing


Unfortunately, yes, it is canon.
Meglosexthexgirl on December 29th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
The backstory of the phantom is definetley similar to the one told in the movie. The most common backstory has something to do with him being disfigured since birth and either running away or being given away because his mother found him so hideous. Check out This Site

I saw the actualy musical in it's original run in Toronto and it was amazing, the falling of the chandelier loses some impact in the movie. The raising of it did bring chills to my spine as well though. Visually I thought the movie was stunning and everyone I know thinks the Raoul was far superior to any they had in the original play. Christine was good and the Phantom was definetley interesting even though he was rough around the edges he sounded gorgeous when he went on stage and sang with Christine.