Sunday, January 23, 2011
phantom of the paradise
i followed a string from some image on some random set somewhere years ago and triangulated it with bakshi and faust wiki's early last week and came up with phantom of the paradise, 1974.
its about a man that signs a contract to finish a cantata he's writing for a record mogul to use in the opening of his disneylandesque rock-palace called The Paradise, only to have his music stolen, teeth replaced, voice taken and face horribly burned; then to be imprisoned in a sound booth, attached to tubes and wires, to finish writing the cantata for his misled love, and muse, to sing.
i really like this song.