PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) A GOTHIC HORROR STORY
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Ari Kahan will be in attendance and will intruduce film.
Ari Kahan is a co-producer of Phantom of Winnipeg, and also wrote, produced and directed a variety of supplemental features for the UK and North American bluray releases of Phantom of the Paradise. He created and maintains The Swan Archives, at https://www.swanarchives.org , and recently completed a director-approved restoration of Phantom of the Paradise.
Phantom of the Paradise is a 1974 American musical rock opera horror comedy film written and directed by Brian De Palma, and scored by and starring Paul Williams. In the film, a disfigured composer writes his music for a woman he loves so that she will sing it. However, a record producer betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise. Betrayed, the composer dons a new appearance and exacts revenge on the producer. It co-stars William Finley and Jessica Harper.
The story is a loosely adapted mixture of several classic European works: Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Faust by Goethe/Christopher Marlowe.
The film was a box office failure and received negative reviews contemporaneously; while earning praise for its music and receiving Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. However, over the years, the film has received much more positive reviews and has become a cult film.
Swan Song controversy
As originally filmed, the name of Swan's media conglomerate "Swan Song Enterprises" had to be deleted from the film prior to release due to the existence of Led Zeppelin's label of the same name in real life. Although most references were removed, the name "Swan Song" remains visible in several scenes.
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