I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SING 'FAUST'! April 25, 2010 10:40 AMSubscribe
Last night I was flipping through the TV channels, and I ended up watching part of a strange rock musical from 1974 called Phantom Of The Paradise... Although it bombed on its initial release, Brian De Palma's Phantom Of The Paradise (IMDB info) has become a minor cult film along the lines of Rocky Horror Picture Show. With a script by De Palma and music by Paul Williams, who starred as an evil record producer (though he is better know for his appearance on The Muppet Show), the film is a crazed re-write of Phantom Of The Opera with music performances touching on ballads, glitter, fifties rock'n'roll and seventies MOR (audio links only, sorry) plus a thoroughly disjointed storyline leavened by some choice quotes.