The original novel of Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux was published in the 1880s and yet is still known by today’s audiences. It has been turned into a silent horror film, a sound horror film, a romantic miniseries, and is most widely known as a musical. What about this story is so resonant? What have the many adaptations done to make the story relevant?
Great idea! I think it would be really interesting to hone this topic through discussion of the horror/romance dichotomy.. maybe it could even nod towards the much-anticipated adaptation of Beauty and the Beast? (A little off topic but the attraction to the not-so-charming Prince still stands..) – Jessica Marie Farrugia7 years ago
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