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Phantom of the Opera in Fifteen Minutes

As promised: Phantom of the Opera in Fifteen Minutes. I'm still counting up the fundraising, but we'll have a final count soon. I'm already running late with the book manuscript, but this was a very quick write--it practically parodies itself, and it was fun, and a good palate cleanser.

ETA 4/02/05: Okay. I'm gonna try to be real clear about this. I really, really liked the movie. I liked the book. I have never seen the show, but I would probably like it, and I ended up really enjoying the music. I like the actors involved. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ME COMMENTS ABOUT MY "HATE" FOR THE MOVIE. The point of these parodies is "affectionate snark." The jokes are written with love. If I hated the movie, I wouldn't bother. If you think I'm not funny, that's one thing, but please don't leave me long screeds about how I didn't "understand" or "appreciate" the movie, because you're preaching to the choir. (Yes, I have received, and am still receiving, a lot of these. Two today alone, in fact.)

P.S. Please look up the difference between "heroin" and "heroine" before you complain about my "Heroine Addict" icons. It's a pun. It's supposed to be a positive thing. I'm not calling anyone a drug user. Thank you, and enjoy.

Oh, and since it always comes up: I never have a problem with anyone leaving comments. In fact, if you'd like, you can leave them in the comments for me to see. But please don't copy or repost the entire thing anywhere; excerpts and links are always fine, though.

ETA: Minor corrections have been made to dates and a couple of names.


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nore_fortuna From: nore_fortuna Date: January 9th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay this was good... really good! But it's even better if you're listening to the music soundtrack while reading it. I got a kick out of the quotes

RAOUL: Baby, you were so great. Dinner’s on me.
CHRISTINE: Oh, I couldn’t possibly go out this late. You see, I’ve been visited by the Angel of Music.
RAOUL: Sure you were, baby.
CHRISTINE: No, really, I was! In a completely literal and non-metaphorical way!
RAOUL: You just put on something nice and I’ll be right back.

Partially because I kept hearing Raoul sound like he had a Brooklyn or New Jersey accent.

There is way too much to comment about, the whole thing was hilarious and to comment about everything would make this post a mile long so beyond my earlier thoughts... I'll just shout "BRILLIANT!!! ENCORE!!!!"
cleolinda From: cleolinda Date: January 9th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hell, I *wrote* it with the soundtrack on. : )
hproxmysox From: hproxmysox Date: January 9th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hahaha that was awesome.
woundedllama From: woundedllama Date: January 9th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
NICE. Mmmmf.
alliante From: alliante Date: January 9th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aaaawesome XD Except.. I thought in the movie it took place in Paris, 1870 and 1919, respectively, not 1917. But I'm unsure.


I love you. XD

And, of course, the Spanish Inquisition part made me laugh madly as well.
cleolinda From: cleolinda Date: January 9th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea--it may have been 1919 in the black and white parts, which isn't too far off from 1917. I'm pretty sure I did say 1870 near the beginning, though.

And thanks. : )
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cleolinda From: cleolinda Date: January 9th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Y'all got an intermission?
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mysticowl From: mysticowl Date: January 9th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Amazingly funny as usual, Cleo! Thanks so much for this!

Good point on "some" Mme. Giry. Is she supposed to be Mme. Giry or Meg? Because if she's madame, how come she only aged a couple of decades while Raoul is at least 50 or 60 years older? That part of the movie confused me a lot.
cleolinda From: cleolinda Date: January 9th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
What confused me is that either Mme Giry has drunk from the fountain of youth, or it IS Meg, and they're calling her "Madame [Maiden Name]." So I don't know. Maybe she never got married in the movie world and "Mme" is a courtesy title because of her age? Maybe they just needed a quick way to let us know that it was, literally, some Giry?
moonshinetears From: moonshinetears Date: January 9th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Guh! I almost died laughing. Now I really need to see the movie.
fourth_moon From: fourth_moon Date: January 10th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ohhhhh... Icon adoration. (Because, angsty gothic text that fits in with the picture and doesn't come over as just another angsty gothic text.) May I steal?

Be warned, you'll recognize every single line of the parody in the movie and probably laugh in the most inappropriate moments. Enjoy.
bea_in_a_bonnet From: bea_in_a_bonnet Date: January 9th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

*dies laughing*

Thank you. :)
black_faery From: black_faery Date: January 9th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Phantom squeeeeee!!!!!!


m15m squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

*dies from laughing too much*

femaelstrom27 From: femaelstrom27 Date: January 9th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
*completely and utterly dead*

I think I love you.

I don't know what else to say.
proxima1 From: proxima1 Date: January 9th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG! Someone else noticed that they totally stole the candle-holding arms from Beauty and the Beast!!
havocs_roman From: havocs_roman Date: January 9th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Utter hilarity, as usual. *grin*

Though I must say I'm surprised you didn't notice this teeny detail: the movie (which I adored) set the 'Old Raoul' segment, and its sequels of doom, in 1919, rather than 1917. No, I've no clue why it took him two years to visit the grave of his omgsobeloved wife - or why it conveniently took the Phantom (shouldn't he be dead by now?) the same ammount of time to place a fresh rose there just so Raoul could see it. Gee, men can be slow. I thought you'd be having a ball with that bit. Even *I* frowned at it.
stagemanager From: stagemanager Date: January 12th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Raoul went to her grave in 1919, because that's when the auction was, and he didn't have TEH EVAL MONKEY OF CLASHING until then.
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punjabchild From: punjabchild Date: January 9th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
but can’t quite bring himself to kill him, because he is a puss

So so true. Great job , I really need a good laugh right now!
vientoeste From: vientoeste Date: January 9th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rock on! That was spot on and hilarious. Keep up the awesome work. =)

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