Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

Genres - Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Horror, Monster Film, Satire  |   Release Date - Oct 31, 1974  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Phantom of the Paradise is a 1974 American musical horror comedy film written and directed by Brian De Palma, and starring Paul Williams, William Finley and Jessica Harper. In the film, a disfigured composer writes his music for a woman he loves so that she will perform his music. 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.

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.

Initially, the film was a box office failure and received negative reviews, however it earned praise for its music, receiving Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Over the years, the film has received much more positive reviews and has become a cult film.

Movie Info

Budget

$1,300,000

Box Office

$329

Tags

Cult, Film Based On Literature, Los Angeles Times, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Rock Opera, Suspiria

Attributes

Based On: Faust, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Phantom of the Opera, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Narrative Location: California, England, New York
Subject: monster movies

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Alternate Titles

A paradicsom fantomja
HU
Aavemusa
FI
Bóng ma thiên đường
VN
Cennetteki Hayalet
TR
El fantasma del paraíso
MX, PE, ES
Fantasma en el paraíso
UY
Fantom raja
RS
Fantomu obu Paradaisu
JP
Il fantasma del palcoscenico
IT
Le fantôme du paradis
CA
Le Fantôme du Paradis
FR
O Fantasma do Paraíso
BR, PT
Phantom
US
Phantom of the Fillmore
US
Phantom of the Paradise
AU, CA, DK, EC, FR, IN, ZA, SE, GB, US
Phantom of the paradise - aavemusa
FI
To fantasma tou Paradeisou
GR
Un fantasma en el paraíso
AR, MX
Upiór z raju
PL
Το Φάντασμα του Παραδείσου
GR
Призрак рая
RU
ファントム・オブ・パラダイス
JP
천국의 유령
KR