Phantom of the Opera

I watched 'Phantom of the Opera' tonight...again. I've been trying to figure out why Christine is drawn to the Phantom, and why I always wish she would end up with him instead of with Raoul.

After thinking about it for a while, a conversation I had with a friend came to my head. He told me that he doesn't trust "nice" peoples' (or was it girls') opinions. He doesn't know if they're being honest or just "nice."

The Phantom is not nice. ("You're not good, you're not bad, you're just nice...") There's something about the brooding, secretive and mysterious feel that is attractive. Is it sincerity? Is it that he doesn't bother putting on a facade? Is it the so-called sincerity, or is it the mystery?


Anonymous said...

My dad's name is Raoul. I enjoyed the movie pretty well considering it's a musical. I usually can't get into those.

Cinderella said...

I think it's SO cool that your dad's name is Raoul. I'm really into musicals, so I've often wondered what people who aren't thought of the movie. That's cool.

Anonymous said...

I think the Phantom is seductive. Okay, everthing's about sex with me, figure it out and get over it. Point is, there's something attractive about hiding and secrecy---you know, like having your own little world. It's straight sexy, I think.

Fairy Princess said...

I notice you quote into the woods a lot -- I played little red riding hood. LOVED IT.