Fear & Fantasy Festival
Time & Location
About the Event
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, 1925
USA | DCP, Black & White (two-strip technicolor), 93’ | English
Director: Rupert Julian
Cast: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Carewe
Gaston Leroux’s novel The Phantom of the Opera was published in 1910 and first adapted for film 15 years later by Rupert Julian with the unforgettable performance of Lon Chaney. The story has since become a horror classic that has been adapted many times into films, TV shows, miniseries, and musicals. A phantom with a deformed face haunts the Paris Opera House, which is built on top of catacombs. This ghost who dwells in the cellars of the opera house composes music for Christine and gives her lessons to help her become a successful soprano. A passion turned into love will soon lead to disaster when Christine falls in love with another man. The screening will present the restored version of the film, which uses visual horror elements quite effectively for its time.
* The screening will be accompanied by live music performed by Eda Er.