NOW PLAYING AT THE SWAN ARCHIVES
A message from The Swan Archives:
On September 10, 2008, to celebrate Brian De Palma's 68th birthday on the 11th, the Swan Archives website was expanded to include newly-discovered, never-before-seen deleted footage and outtakes from his 1974 masterpiece, "Phantom of the Paradise." This new material is exclusive to the Swan Archives and, we believe, constitutes the most significant Phantom-related archival discovery ever.
The footage includes, for the first time anywhere:
- The entire sequence in the record factory, where Winslow comes out of the record press, runs across the factory, and is shot by the guard.
- Multiple takes of Beef getting the plunger stuffed in his face.
- The original title sequence, as it looked before the film's title was changed from "Phantom" to "Phantom of the Paradise".
- Nearly all the footage that was deleted or modified in the wake of the "Swan Song" dispute, as it looked prior to deletion/modification.
- Two complete takes of Phoenix doing "Special to Me" (including a brief on-camera exchange between Jessica Harper and Mr. De Palma.)
Three complete takes of the Juicy Fruits doing "Goodbye Eddie", including never-before-seen dance steps and other shenanigans.
And, as Winslow might say, "there's more! Much more!" About 30 minutes in all.
Some of the footage can be found at http://www.swanarchives.org/Production_Outtakes.asp and the rest appears at http://www.swanarchives.org/Production_Fiasco.asp