Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Song at Midnight

Song at Midnight
is a 1937 Chinese re-telling of The Phantom of the Opera. There's a love story and a revolutionary politics sub-plot. This is well worth watching to compare with the other versions if you don't mind foreign films with subtitles. It is a good movie on its own terms as well. The choices of background music are intriguing.

This one was visually dark and difficult, well impossible really, to see in places at the beginning of the film, but it doesn't take long to clear up.

1001 Flicks has a review.

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