Phantom of the Paradise
With Paul Williams in person
Dir. Brian De Palma. 1974, 92 mins. DCP. With William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham. Williams stars as the satanic record producer Swan, and he also wrote the songs for DePalma’s deliriously entertaining rock movie. DePalma merges The Phantom of the Opera and Faust into the world of glam rock while telling the story of a songwriter who seeks revenge on a malicious music mogul. The movie gleefully spoofs the corporate world of the recording industry.