Date of play
April 7th, 2006
Andrew Llyod Weber and Joel Schumacher
Gaston Leroux (The Book)
The Director of Photography
Andrew Lloyd Weber
Date of production
2004- USA/England (143 minutes)
Gerard Butler (The Ghost), Emmy Rossum (Christine),
Patrick Wilson (Raoul), Miranda Richardson (Madame Giry),
Minnie Driver (Carlotta),
CiarŠn Hinds (Firmin)
Simon Callow (Andre)
Victor McGuire (Piangi),
Jennifer Ellison (Meg Giry),
Murray Melvin (Reyer),
Kevin McNally (Buquet)
Andre and Firmin, the heirs of Levefre start acting more
quickly than expected and they are eager and determined to
make the opera lively again. The first thing that they do is
to find a new director and they appoint Victome Raoul de
Raoul organizes an opening night, but during the rehearsal
the curtain falls down over the soprano, the star of the show
. So, she claims that there is a ghost in the opera building
and leaves. Raoul has to find a new soprano and in this
manner Christine is thrust into the spot light.
Christine is one of the chorus girls and she is Raoulís
childhood love. As soon as she sees him Christine recognizes
him and becomes very excited.
msyterious teacher who is not seen around and whose identity
is not known gives music lessons to Christine, trains and
On the other hand Raoul has recognized Christine who was in
love with him since childhood. Now, they are together again
in a deep love relationship.
However, the ghost Gerard is not going to watch silently the
things that are going on d and he does not have any intention
of leaving Christine. It is not possible to predict what
Gerard will do as he acts in such a confusing manner.
The Phantom of the Opera, this immortal masterpiece had been
made as a musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber and at last it has
been adapted into a film.
Unfortunately, I could not have the chance to watch this
unique musical while I was in London.
However, the film is also very good. The critics also agree
upon this. There are similar scenes in the musical and in the
film. Such as the scene at the beginning in which we see the
magnificent chandelier and then it is pulled up as well as
the scene in which Raoul takes Christine to a boat tour in the
All the opera lovers should watch this film. It is presented
to the movie lovers with its lavish costumes, wonderful
scenes, the mysterious ambiance of the old chateaus in a
Please, do not miss this film.
My note for the film is 8.5/10.
Remain with love and be entrusted to Allah.