Phantom of the Paradise

The New Hollywood giants of the ā€˜70s had to start somewhere, and not long before Brian De Palma blew up with Carrie, he made this whacked-out glitterbomb of rock ā€˜nā€™ roll camp. A nebbish-y musical genius (William Finley) gets screwed over by a massive pop star (Paul Williams!) and seeks revenge, a la The Phantom of the Opera. Still waiting for the Beef album. -LG

1974 Brian De Palma 1.85:1 Color DCP 91 min.