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  1.  (1127.1)
    Damn, I loved the soundtrack more than I imagined. I'm now addicted to it. The story of the film is so strong it overshadows the music, which is good. Giving priority to the soundtrack resulted in Joel Schumacher's Phantom of the Opera, remember? Also, I'm amazed at how well Depp and Carter sing, with no training (Depp, at least). "Oh, their voices were edited to sound better!". So was Gerard Butler's on Phantom. Did it do any good? Nope, so shut up.

    "No Country for Old Men", "Sweeney Todd", not to mention DVDs I've watched (and reviewed here)... all excellent movies, "No Country", "Sweeney", "Mr. Vengeance", "Lady Vengeance"... masterpieces. I'm a happy man right now.
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
    Something funny about Phantom of the Opera: The Phantom's song is pretty much the chorus from Pink Floyd's Echoes. However, both lines are chromatic, so it's not really like you can say it's completely ripped off.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
    Yeah, I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. :D
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    finally saw it! loved it - loved the singing,

    loved how greek tragedy it allowed itself to be...
  2.  (1127.5)
    If you guys haven't seen the original musical, you should check it out.

    there's a DVD with George Hearn and Angela Lansbury and sweeney and lovett (which will give you an idea of how it was staged originally), and a newer DVD with an older George hearn and Patti LuPone, and Neil Patrick Harris as Toby.

    I really liked the movie, but it really couldn't beat the original.