The Phantom of the Opera
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The Phantom: Softly, deftly, music shall carress you. Hear it, feel it, Secretly possess you.

Christine Daae: Angel of Music, you've deceived me. I gave you my mind blindly.

Auctioneer: Lot 666, then...a chandelier in pieces. Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera-a mystery never fully explained. We're told, ladies and gentlemen, that this is the very chandelier that figures in the famous disaster.

The Phantom: You will curse the day you did not do, all that the Phantom asked of you!

Monsieur Lefevre: Perhaps we can frighten the ghosts of so many years ago... With a little illumination.

Lefevre: Gentlemen, good luck. If you need me, I shall be in Australia.

Firmin: What a way to run a business. Spare me these unending trials. Half your cast disappears but the crowd still cheers. Opera, to hell with Gluck and Handel; have a scandal and you're sure to have a hit.

Raoul: Say you love him, and my life is over!

Phantom: You try my patience...make your choice!
Christine: Pitiful creature of darkness, what kind of life have you known? God give me courage to show are not alone!

Phantom: What warm, unspoken secrets will we learn.beyond the point of no return?

Phantom: Our Don Juan must lose some's not healthy in a man of Piangi's age.

Christine Daae: The tears I might have shed for your dark fate, grow cold and turn to tears of hate!

Revealing mistake: As the grating descends on Raoul, in two shots, large bubbles are flowing downwards. It's obvious, the film was reversed. (01:59:15)

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Trivia: The candles that light instantly as they emerge from the water in the Phantom's Lair were not computer effects - special air-sensitive candles were used. Luckily, the scene was captured well in the first take, as when they tried to re-shoot the scene the candles wouldn't work again.

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Question: What does the Phantom eat and what does he spend his salary on? Presumably he can't just go to the shops etc with his mask on. If he doesn't leave the opera house where does he learn his skills like driving a carriage, who does he practice sword fighting with? Wouldn't his health suffer if he spends decades living in this damp cold rat infested place wading through lakes all the time? He even complains about it being cold himself at one point. Surely if it snowing outside his lair can't be warm but he's not wearing much.

Answer: First, it is established in the movie that he is dependant on Madame Giry and it is presumed she does his shopping for him. As for learning skills, it is established he is a genius and one can assume he is very well read. Additionally, for single handed skills, like driving a carriage, he can possibly go out at night to learn them. As for his living conditions, the human body adapts well to continuous conditions, it is how the people in Siberia can tolerate lower temperatures better than those who live close to the equator. Lastly, one can easily assume he has other (warmer) clothes that he wears off camera.


There is a character simply known as 'the Persian' He has known the Phantom his whole life and would have taught him horse driving. In the book, the Phantom has a life before the opera house where he would have learned fencing and torture. Also, the phantom knows all the secret passages. When it's cold he leaves his lair and lives someplace warmer.

You're totally right but also, in addition to your mention of The Persian, in the book it is he that is the Phantom's only "friend" or whatever but in the movie there is no Persian exactly but the two Characters Madam Giry and The Persian from The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston L. Are both combined as one, to be know as Madame Giry in the 2004 flim.

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