More on Phantom, etcContinuation of last post....
Another thing I really liked about the film was the roof scene. Again, the first time I really got the "love scene" sense: I always found it a bit trite-ish before.
This Christine got the impression across of how afraid she was (and rightly so), and yet how much of a pull the Phantom had on her, without going over the top into farce, in a way Sarah Brightman never did, and so the movie Raoul was able to use the song for its intention: you don't need to fear, I am here, I will make sure no harm comes to you.
Gerald Butler did a good job. I liked him in Timeline (actually Marek was my favourite char, that accent, and the whole romanticism thing of the character--not to mention the character held a similar view to my opinion of why history's so fascinating), but I was still surprised. For some reason, though, at a couple of points he reminded me of Antonio Banderas (er, not a good thing in this instance. Damon once showed me a version of AB singing Phantom. Yeuch. He was great in Evita, but... uuurrrrgggghhhh). He's another Scot (for some reason, I'm rather fond of Scots. Billy Boyd is my favourite hobbit, and Connery my favourite Bond. Must be a genetic memory thing). He was in Mrs Brown with Billy Connelly as well, IIRC. The younger brother? I forget (Scott??).
Anyhow, I believe I have washing to do, and my mum's dropping by this arvo. I should thank my mum for helping with babysitting duties over the weekend, too. Made my life a lot easier.
So, in conclusion, a good weekend. Only one thing missing.... but I'm not going into that. Hehe.
Trevor, feel better soon, don't forget to eat your dessert. :-P xx