The Movie, (Original Magazine Cover) - 1981 - Phantom of the Paradise (William Finley) - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"
The Movie: The Illustrated History of the Cinema, was published from 1979 to 1983 in 158 chapters
Phantom of the Paradise is a 1974 American musical rock opera horror comedy film written and directed by Brian De Palma, and scored by and starring Paul Williams.
In the film, a disfigured composer writes his music for a woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, a record producer betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise. Betrayed, the composer dons a new appearance and exacts revenge on the producer.
The story is a loosely adapted mixture of several classic European works including; The Phantom of the Opera, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Faust.
The film was a box office failure and received negative reviews; however it earned praise for its music, receiving Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Over the years, the film has received much more positive reviews and has become a cult film.