Writing About The Phantom of the Opera Movie Soundtrack

So, yeah. I was doing a 3p-11p shift at my work and listening to my music cds. Having lots of fun (as always). Then, I put on the movie soundtrack for The Phantom of the Opera – the one with Gerard Butler, Patrick Wilson, and so on.

Well. For starters, I’ve listened to that soundtrack like…oh, let’s round it off to one hundred times. And I’ve watched the movie a lot. Not going to guess how many times for that one. 🙂

So, there I was just doing my work. Emmy Rossum was doing her best with Think of Me. And I got a bunch of quirky thoughts in my head. So, of course, I had to write them all down.

And here they are. My apologies in advance for my extreme nerdiness. And, oh yeah. Spoiler alert:

THIS IS THE QUICK SUMMATION OF THE TRACKS FROM THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

DISC ONE

PROLOGUE

Raoul outbids Madame Giry for the Phantom’s monkey music box.

No one wants the chandelier.

Cue seriously awesome overture.

 

  1. OVERTURE/ HANNIBAL

Raoul interrupts rehearsals.

Carlotta throws a hissy fit.

Everyone’s obsessed with ghosts.

 

  1. THINK OF ME

Phantom hates Carlotta’s singing.

Carlotta throws a hissy fit and leaves.

Christine sings to an audience that will love her no matter what.

 

  1. ANGEL OF MUSIC

Christine obsesses over Angel of Music.

Meg doesn’t get it.

 

  1. LITTLE LOTTE/THE MIRROR

Raoul interrupts Christine’s daydreaming to reminisce.

She still obsesses over Angel of Music.

Raoul giggles and leaves.

Angel of Music shows up and kidnaps Christine.

 

  1. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Phantom and Christine sing weird love duet.

 

  1. MUSIC OF THE NIGHT

Phantom shows off his lair and sings a long song about darkness and weird stuff.

 

  1. MAGICAL LASSO

Buquet spill beans about Phantom being sooo ugly and teases ballerinas.

Madame Giry tells him to knock it off.

 

  1. I REMEMBER/STRANGER THAN YOU DREAMT IT

Christine wakes up in Phantom’s lair and decides to get a good look at his face.

Phantom throws a world class hissy fit.

 

  1. NOTES/PRIMA DONNA

Phantom writes notes to all of the main characters except Meg, Christine, and Madame Giry.

No one likes his letters.

They decide to thumb their collective noses at Phantom.

 

  1. POOR FOOL, HE MAKES ME LAUGH/IL MUTO

Phantom does not like being nose-thumbed at.

He still hates Carlotta’s singing.

Buquet dies.

Christine freaks out.

 

  1. WHY HAVE YOU BROUGHT ME HERE?/RAOUL, I’VE BEEN THERE

Raoul asks a good question.

Christine is still freaked out.

She spills beans about the Phantom being soo ugly, but intriguingly pitiful.

Raoul doesn’t get it.

 

  1. 13. ALL I ASK OF YOU

Raoul and Christine sing pretty love duet in front of lurking Phantom.

 

  1. ALL I ASK OF YOU (REPRISE)

Phantom does not like Christine singing love duets with other guys.

 

QUICK SUMMATION OF THE TRACKS FROM THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA MOVIE SOUNDTRACK  

DISC TWO

  1. MASQUERADE/WHY SO SILENT

Everyone’s having fun until the Phantom crashes the party.

He insults all of the main characters except for Meg and Madame Giry and leaves.

 

  1. MADAME GIRY’S TALE/THE FAIRGROUND

Raoul bugs Madame Giry into doing a flashback about Phantom’s backstory.

 

  1. JOURNEY TO CEMETARY

Christine decides to visit her father’s grave.

Raoul freaks out and rides off in hot pursuit on a white horse. Yep.

 

  1. WISHING YOU WERE SOMEHOW HERE AGAIN

Christine really misses her dad.

 

  1. WANDERING CHILD

Phantom plays on her daddy issues and Angel of Music obsession.

Christine falls for it…

 

  1. THE SWORDFIGHT

…Until Raoul shows up and ruins Phantom’s fun.

Phantom and Raoul duke it out with swords until Christine tells Raoul to knock it off.

Christine rides off with Raoul.

Phantom is furious.

 

  1. WE HAVE ALL BEEN BLIND

Raoul has a cunning plan.

Christine hates it.

 

  1. DON JUAN

Phantom premieres his modern music take on Don Giovanni.

 

  1. THE POINT OF NO RETURN/CHANDELIER CRASH

Phantom and Christine sing slutty love duet.

Raoul is appalled.

Christine unmasks Phantom in front of everyone.

Phantom goes nuts and kills the chandelier.

Phantom kidnaps Christine.

 

  1. DOWN ONCE MORE/TRACK DOWN THIS MURDERER

Raoul tries to rescue Christine.

Raoul falls into water trap and escapes.

Raoul gets trapped by Phantom.

Christine rescues Raoul by kissing Phantom twice.

Chorus wants to kill Phantom.

He tells Christine and Raoul to get lost.

They do.

Phantom is sad.

Chorus still wants to kill Phantom.

He is not that sad.

Phantom flees scene and leaves mask behind.

Meg claims it.

 

THE END

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