Phantom of the Paradise
Brian de Palma crafted this Faustian rock opera that fuses more than a few concepts from Phantom of the Opera into a Picture of Dorian Gray style narrative. Beauty comes at a price and the blood pacts made are more than just binding. It eats away at one’s soul. The music is very rock n’ roll, but there are times where it hits the glam rock stylings of the 70’s.
“For the Hell of It” is a really enjoyable tune to hear even now. And if fans love glam rock, this movie makes a loving stab at KISS with their own heavy metal band parading around like rejects from a science experiment. The humour is understated even now and it’s worth owning just for the hilarity of the fact that de Palma crafted this product.