Phantom of the Opera (Hollywood Archives Series)

Philip J. Riley John Conforti

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Phantom of the Opera (Hollywood Archives Series)

Phantom of the Opera Hollywood Archives Series Most people think that they are watching the original Phantom of the Opera on home video or in revival houses The existing print of the film is actually a silent version of a dubbed sound reissue

  • Title: Phantom of the Opera (Hollywood Archives Series)
  • Author: Philip J. Riley John Conforti
  • ISBN: 9781882127337
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Most people think that they are watching the original Phantom of the Opera on home video or in revival houses The existing print of the film is actually a silent version of a 1929 dubbed sound reissue, which is missing at least 35 minutes of development scenes, opera scenes, titles and some of the best atmospheric photography and set designs in motion picture history TheMost people think that they are watching the original Phantom of the Opera on home video or in revival houses The existing print of the film is actually a silent version of a 1929 dubbed sound reissue, which is missing at least 35 minutes of development scenes, opera scenes, titles and some of the best atmospheric photography and set designs in motion picture history The present unmasking scene is pale compared to the original In this comprehensive history of this landmark horror film, author Phil Riley presents the complete, complex production of this amazing film The 320 page book includes the complete shooting script, the complete press book, rare behind the scenes photos, and recreations of lost scenes Contributions by Mary Philbin Christine , cinematographer Charles van Enger, Ray Bradbury, Ron Chaney and

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    1. Christine on said:

      * I received this as a free ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *The popularity of the stage production of “The Phantom of the Opera” has definitely introduced the classic story to many people who may otherwise not have bothered with Gaston Leroux and his “little book”. I know I would not have picked it up years ago had I not gone to a production of “The Phantom” at the theater. Probably even lesser known is the 1925 film version starring Lon Chaney.This book is th [...]

    2. Daniel on said:

      This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.75 of 5This "Making of" book about "The Phantom of the Opera" is a tremendous resource and clearly a work of love by author Philip J. Riley.The term 'classic' is much over-used today, which possibly takes away from the importance of the meaning. To say that the 1925 film, The Phantom of the Opera, is a classic is an understatement, even its truest meaning. It is, quite possibly, the classic film defining the early form of the f [...]

    3. Earl on said:

      This is a phenomenal book about not just the making of the silent film The Phantom of the Opera but about the background of the book and the machinations of the silent film industry of the time. The information within the text of the book would alone warrant recommendation, for there is a wealth of information within that narrative. The wealth of photographs, drawings, news clippings as well as a copy of the 1925 shooting script makes this as valuable as it is entertaining.This is obviously a mu [...]

    4. Diana Qureshi on said:

      What a treasure trove this book is in regards to the making of the 1925 Phantom of the Opera. In addition to detailed text about the film, the book contains many film stills, scripts to various versions of the film and publicity for the film. Definitely a great read if you've seen and enjoyed the 1925 Phantom of the Opera and you wish to learn a lot more about it.

    5. Angel on said:

      Such amazing background information, not just about the origins of Phantom of the Opera, but also about Lon Chaney, Jr and the production of the silent film! The tales and pictures give so much more to the story! Anyone who likes old Hollywood or the Phantom of the Opera should read this book!

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