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I have decided to watch the Phantom of the Opera tonight while the lady sleeps.

This is another of those big classics that I have never seen.

I wish there was a place where fit more naturally in the modern entertainment world, but it absolutely must be sought out. You're never going to catch one channel surfing, you know? And all the revival houses in the area only do talkies.

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All these old Parisian gentlemen are walking around in cloaks.

Can we bring cloaks and capes back as fashion accessories in the Cyber 20s?

I'll wear a 3 piece suit every day, if it means I can get away with a cloak.

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This set is massive. They keep doing these very wide shots that I half expect to be models or mattes and then having movement everywhere.

That makes sense. The phantom soundstage was the biggest in Hollywood for years. Space Patrol was shot on the phantom stage.

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A surprising amount of the action in this film is conveyed in close-ups of letters.

I'm impressed that I can mostly read hundred year old cursive, considering how infrequently I've tried to read or write cursive in the last twenty years.

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The camera that they used here has no depth of field. Everything is in focus. It's kind of neat, but it gives a very unnatural look to the scene (this is true of most silent films, but is especially prominent here owing to the large number of wide shots.)

I'm seeing lots of cinematographic techniques in use here that were almost certainly pioneered by this film. The use of light and shadow, characters in the foreground in silhouette, while characters in the background are fully lit.

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It's no big thing today, but I have watched a lot of silent films recently and I have not seen this level skill used with light direction or camera work in other films of this era.

At least bit in America. Maybe in Germany, but I really consider German cinema to be its own animal at this time.

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Eugh

His mask is super horrible! I wasn't expecting that. It almost looks like skin!

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Does anyone know if this movie was originally distributed with sheet music? The film depends so heavily on music in a few key scenes that I have to imagine there was an official suggested accompaniment.

I'd really love a score for this film done in 8 bit, dungeon synth style. I think that'd be really cool

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Holy shit this scene is in full color. I thought the color scenes has been lost??

I guess I'm misremembering.

It has this color sequence really well. The Red Death is super spooky.

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@ajroach42 there's a short film by Victor Erice where he reminisces of the majestic old cinema where he watched The Red Death. Let me see if I can find it back later.

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