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The Phantom of the Opera is a 2004 musical romantic drama film based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the 1910 French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux. Produced and co-written by Lloyd Webber and directed by Joel Schumacher, it stars Gerard Butler in the title role, with Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, and Jennifer Ellison in supporting roles.
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Katie Holmes, who began working with a vocal coach, was the front-runner for Christine Daaé in March 2003. She was later replaced by Anne Hathaway, a classically trained soprano, in 2004. However, Hathaway dropped out of the role because the production schedule of the film overlapped with The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, which she was contractually obligated to make. Hathaway was then replaced with Emmy Rossum. The actress modeled the relationship between the Phantom and Christine after Suzanne Farrell and George Balanchine. Patrick Wilson was cast as Raoul based on his previous Broadway theatre career. For the role of Carlotta, Minnie Driver devised an over-the-top, camp performance as the egotistical prima donna. Despite also lacking singing experience, Ciarán Hinds was cast by Schumacher as Richard Firmin; the two had previously worked together on Veronica Guerin. Ramin Karimloo, who later played the Phantom as well as Raoul on London's West End, briefly appears as the portrait of Gustave Daaé, Christine's father.
Principal photography lasted from 15 September 2003 to 15 January 2004. The film was shot entirely using eight sound stages at Pinewood Studios, where, on the Pinewood backlot, the bottom half exterior of the opera was constructed. The top half was implemented using a combination of computer-generated imagery (CGI) and a scale model created by Cinesite. The surrounding Paris skyline for "All I Ask of You" was entirely composed of matte paintings. Cinesite also created a miniature falling chandelier, since a life-size model was too big for the actual set.
The Phantom of the Opera was released in the United Kingdom on 10 December 2004 and the United States on 22 December 2004. With a limited release of 622 theaters, it opened at tenth place at the weekend box office, grossing $6.5 million across five days. After expanding to 907 screens on 14 January 2005 the film obtained the 9th spot at the box office, which it retained during its 1,511 screens wide release on 21 January 2005. The total domestic gross was $51.2 million. With a further $107 million earned internationally, The Phantom of the Opera reached a worldwide total of $154.6 million. A few foreign markets were particularly successful, such as Japan, where the film's 4.20 billion ($35 million) gross stood as the 6th most successful foreign film and 9th overall of the year. The United Kingdom and South Korea both had over $10 million in receipts, with $17.5 million and $11.9 million, respectively.
Theother famous scene involves the falling chandelier, which became thecenterpiece of the Webber musical and functions the same way in JoelSchumacher's 2004 film version. In the original film, it is curiouslyunderplayed; it falls in impressive majesty, to be sure, but its results arehard to measure. Surely there are mangled bodies beneath it, but the moviestays its distance and then hurries on.
The Phantom of the Opera is a 2004 musical drama film based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the 1910 French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux. It is produced and co-written by Lloyd Webber and directed by Joel Schumacher. It was released on Dec 10, 2004 in the United Kingdom and January 25, 2005 in the United States.
His ability to engage in intercourse is further demonstrated in the sequel to Lloyd-Webber's show, "Love Never Dies," in which it is revealed that the Phantom and Christine engaged in intercourse the night before her wedding, resulting in her pregnancy. It originally took roughly four hours per performance to put the prosthetics on in the original London productions. On Broadway, it was cut to roughly three. More than one Phantom has described make-up disasters onstage. Michael Crawford recounts a story where he pulled away from the kiss at the end only to see that "[his] lower lip was now hanging off Sarah [Brightman]'s face!". To cover the flub, he pulled her back for another kiss and "took back the lips" and kept that side of his head turned away from the audience. In the 2004 film adaptation Erik's makeup was made to look much less gruesome. Film Critic Roger Ebert commented that he thought Gerard Butler was made to be too good-looking for the film, and that his masks were more of a fashion accessory than an attempt to hide his deformities.
Erik's fields of study don't stop there, as he's also well versed in swordsmanship, which he was shown to be able to hold his own against Raoul in the 2004 film, despite his opponent besting him in the cemetery before fleeing with Christine. Should his orders not be carried out or he is overlooked by others, Erik is also adept in the art of intimidation, which he was able to easily do during the Masquerade at the opera house in the 2004 film.
The Paris Opera House, also known as the Palais Garnier, was designed by Charles Garnier and built from 1861-1875 (Haining). The Paris Opera House was one of the most impressive Opera Houses of its era, and soon influenced the design of opera houses around the world (Hall). The grand architecture of the Opera House was influential in the mise-en-scene in the 2004 film The Phantom of the Opera. One element of the Paris Opera house that directly relates to the portrayal of the opera house in the film is the underground lake (Hall).
Major cast changes in Phantom of the Opera, at Her Majesty's Theatre from 6 Sep 2004: Rachel Barrell takes over the role of 'Christine', Oliver Thornton (Raoul), Sally Harrison (Carlotta), Claire Tilling (Meg), and Rohan Tickell (Piangi). 041b061a72