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Quiltlady
06-29-2007, 12:57 PM
Has anyone fallen in love with this movie like I have? I saw it when it came out a few years ago and thought it was okay. I have recently seen it again and WOW what a wonderful movie!!! I love the love songs and the Phantom...he sure is a handsome one no matter whats under that mask.:inlove::inlove:

Just wondered if there was anyone else here that knows what I'm "talking" about with this movie.:think:

cougarchick
06-29-2007, 03:05 PM
Yes I agree! I really really love that movie!!!!!! :heart::heart::heart::heart:

(and yes the phantom is really really really cute:inlove:!!!!!!!!!!!)

Trippy
06-29-2007, 03:11 PM
Oh, yes.
This version's all right- I'm just glad they didn't go with a sixty-year old Micheal Crawford.
Emmy Rossum drove me up a wall, but Gerard Butler? I adored him. Good voice, even if he couldn't quite hit all of those high notes- the fact that he is seriously seriously attractive may have, um, helped my opinion on that. :inlove:
But yeah, it's a pretty good movie. (If you loved the movie, you'll love these: http://www.m15m.livejournal.com) Find Phantom of the Opera in Fifteen minutes, and prepare to laugh.
A lot.

Ronda
06-29-2007, 03:23 PM
My 15-year-old niece and my 9-year-old daughter love this movie! Personally, I don't care for the movie, but Gerard Butler is dreamy. :)

GinnyG
06-29-2007, 03:24 PM
I am a PHANTOM FREAK, I've seen the "show" 9 times in four theaters (Broadway, Toronoto, Buffalo and DC). The score is my ALL TIME FAVORITE piece of music.

I saw the movie and loved the music but wasn't paticularly impressed with the movie itself. But HEY, it's the PHANTOM so ya GOTTA LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael Crawford will ALWAYS be THE Phantom as far as I'm concerned.

Quiltlady
06-29-2007, 04:41 PM
Trippy, I was unable to get to the link you posted. Can you try it again?

I saw the play when I lived in Anchorage, Alaska. It was wonderful. I LOVE this movie even better. I Tivo'd the movie last week but today ordered the dvd just in case someone were to delete the movie.:shifty: I'm waiting for the book to come in the mail too. I just received the movie soundtrack too....I'm hooked!!!:heart:

I think he sang beautifully. I like that his voice is rough in spots. I found it all just perfect.:cheering:

gamerchik
06-29-2007, 07:54 PM
I. Love. Gerard. Butler.

:muah::muah::muah:

auburnchick
06-29-2007, 08:05 PM
My daughter and I rented this movie when it first came out for a girls' night. It was a little strange to us, at first, but it grew on us. I've since given her the movie as a gift. I've also purchased several of the tracks for my PDA and converted one of the songs into a ringtone.

traceleighj
06-29-2007, 11:22 PM
I love this movie as well. Gerard Butler AND Patrick Wilson. :inlove::inlove::inlove:

I love the part at the beginning where the air blows and it goes back in time....fantastic effect.

I took my DH to see the performance and he loved it so much he just asked the other day if we could go again. I have made a theater convert!:woohoo:

Quiltlady
06-30-2007, 09:51 PM
My sister visited me years ago when we lived in Alaska. My dh surprised us with tickets to see it on stage. It was so good.

But I have to say I LOVE this movie version even more. The music is so beautiful and its such a great love story. It's my all time "favorite" right now.:inlove:

Doublereeder2
06-30-2007, 10:41 PM
I think the cinematography was fantastic. Custuming wonderful.

But I could not get past the poor lip syncing (that was not in sync.) Nor was it even convincing. As a musician, that is always a pet peeve of mine - musicians not really playing, singers not really singing.

Other than that, I thought it was great.

Trippy
07-01-2007, 07:02 PM
Here we go:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/m15m/6231.html
Oops.
You're right- Gerry is more rocker vibe, which to me is incredibly sexy. I love his Phantom.

Miss Moosey
07-01-2007, 11:00 PM
:-?

As an enthusiastic fan of Phantom of the Opera, I'm afraid that the movie let me down a bit. I wasn't fond of many of the actors they casted (nor was I fond of their voices!), and I just thought that the play didn't translate wonderfully to screen (plays rarely do).

:note: Even so, I do keep the movie around every time I need a bit of a Phantom fix that just listening to the CD doesn't satisfy. :note:

Rebecca

Quiltlady
07-02-2007, 10:14 AM
Gee, I loved all the voices of the main characters. Let me see if this will post here for a treat.....Turn up your volume nice and LOUD to enjoy every word.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwZuv7YU8SU&mode=related&search=

This song was taken OUT of the movie but I still like it even tho it's NOT his best song. ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vEi0UWOuaU

ENJOY