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I'd recommend the Phantom of the Paradise for any fan of glam, goth, 70s rock excess, the music industry in general, De Palma's films, sophisticated pop harmony, horror, Paul Williams, or just good movies that are a bit different. In many ways it's like a cross between Body Double and Rocky Horror, retaining the best traits of both. Williams' songwriting is very interesting, much better than his more famous songs for Bugsy Malone, The Muppets, Streisand, or The Carpenters. It's a much overlooked treasure of music, dark humor, and decadence.
Phantom of the Paradise is also a must-see for fans of Stevie Wonder or of electronic instruments. Bob Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil's… Read more