Project Title

A screenplay Analysis of The Phantom of The Opera

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - English

Faculty Sponsor Name

Anna Weinstein

Abstract (300 words maximum)

This analysis examines the story of The Phantom of the Opera, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Specifically, the 2004 musical. This story follows the up and down love triangle between Christine, her childhood friend Raoul and the infamous Phantom of the Opera. One of the biggest mysteries about this movie is whether or not Christine really loved the Phantom or if it was just a ruse to save her life and the life of Raoul. This analysis will specifically focus on the character development of The Phantom and how his character development ultimately helped develop the other characters. On top of that, this presentation will examine the ways in which the story is told through song and how it helps move the story along. Many of the dialogue in this film is told through song. The final number in the film called Medley: Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer is a 12 minute song. It's the climax of the movie and shows the differing dynamics between Raoul, Christine and The Phantom. The lyrics of the song are turned into intense dialogue. It shows the no mercy attitude that the Phantom has had all throughout the film and at the very end, we see that he does have a soft side. Madame Giry is also an important character to discuss. Her relationship with the Phantom as well as the revelation of that relationship is very important. It helps the audience see more of who the Phantom truly is behind the mask and disfigured face.

Disciplines

Screenwriting

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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A screenplay Analysis of The Phantom of The Opera

This analysis examines the story of The Phantom of the Opera, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Specifically, the 2004 musical. This story follows the up and down love triangle between Christine, her childhood friend Raoul and the infamous Phantom of the Opera. One of the biggest mysteries about this movie is whether or not Christine really loved the Phantom or if it was just a ruse to save her life and the life of Raoul. This analysis will specifically focus on the character development of The Phantom and how his character development ultimately helped develop the other characters. On top of that, this presentation will examine the ways in which the story is told through song and how it helps move the story along. Many of the dialogue in this film is told through song. The final number in the film called Medley: Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer is a 12 minute song. It's the climax of the movie and shows the differing dynamics between Raoul, Christine and The Phantom. The lyrics of the song are turned into intense dialogue. It shows the no mercy attitude that the Phantom has had all throughout the film and at the very end, we see that he does have a soft side. Madame Giry is also an important character to discuss. Her relationship with the Phantom as well as the revelation of that relationship is very important. It helps the audience see more of who the Phantom truly is behind the mask and disfigured face.

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