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Released in 1974 and directed by Brian De Palma, Phantom of The Paradise is a unique blend of dark comedy, rock opera, and horror elements. It tells the story of Winslow Leach, a talented composer who is betrayed by a music producer named Swan. Swan steals Winslow's music and disfigures his face, leaving him as a disfigured Phantom. Seeking revenge, the Phantom haunts Swan's new music venue, the Paradise, and falls in love with a young singer named Phoenix.

This film was inspired by various classic stories, including "The Phantom of the Opera," "Faust," and "The Picture of Dorian Gray." The film incorporates elements from these stories to create a unique and twisted narrative. Additionally, "The Phantom of the Paradise" features original songs composed by Paul Williams, who also stars as Swan. The music in the film is a mix of rock, pop, and glam rock, adding to the film's distinctive style.

“The Phantom of the Paradise" is notable for its visual style, incorporating elements of surrealism and gothic horror. The costumes and set designs are elaborate and visually striking, creating a unique and immersive world. The film's over-the-top performances and dark humor add to its cult appeal.

Venue Information

Historic Ritz Theatre
263 West Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL 33880

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Historic Ritz Theatre Inc.

263 West Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL 33880
+1 (863) 937-1414

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Emily Mathis and Ivy Horn
+1 (863) 937-1414
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