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Stuff the movie got right? 
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Post Re: Stuff the movie got right?
Even though I had a lot of issues with the movie, there were some things I liked about it.

* I liked Margaret Preece's dub of Carlotta's singing voice, and also thought Jennifer Ellison was a decent Meg.
* The background/ensemble performers were often quite good, especially the three male chorus members in the "Hannibal" rehearsal scene. (Too bad the filmmakers didn't cast one of them as the Phantom instead...)
* Some of the transition shots were quite nice -- my favorite is the ending of "Prima Donna" with the curtain closing once the song ends. (That whole scene was quite well-shot, I think.)
* Emmy's appearance as Christine was quite nice, though aging down the character was a problem.
* The use of the swan bed in the Phantom's lair -- whether it was an homage to the silent POTO film from 1925, Sunset Boulevard, or both, it was a nice touch.
* Many of the orchestral arrangements were great, even if the recording/mastering techniques didn't do them justice.
* The opening and closing shots with the photographs coming to life were quite nice.
* The foreign-language dubs were often excellent; I especially liked the Spanish, Italian, and Japanese ones.

Proud Sondheimite, Mizzie, Jekkie, Phantom Phan, and many more -- I could make a list!

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Post Re: Stuff the movie got right?
I liked some of the parts of the editing. The black and white scenes, photos coming to live, etc. But that's all.


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