Wednesday, February 15, 2012

22) The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

22) The Phantom of the Opera (1962) Dir: Terence Fisher Date Released: August 15, 1962 Date Seen: January 15, 2012 Rating: 3.5/5

A Facebook friend of mine confessed that he thought that this was a misfire from the normally reliable Terence Fisher. So, being curious as to what a bad film by Terence Fisher looks like and being in love with the idea of a Phantom of the Opera adaptation starring Herbert Lom as the the titular ghoul, I checked this out. And, uh, I liked it. Not seeing much to dislike about this one, either. What am I missing? Great costumes, set design, humor and good acting--yeah, it's a Hammer pic by Terence Fisher, all right. Seriously, what's wrong with 'er? She's beautiful, she's rich, she's got 'uuuuuuge Herbert Lom!

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