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Thursday, December 19, 2019
NY TIMES REVISITS 'THE BLACK PARADE', 'PHANTOM' LINK
LOOKS AT INFLUENCE BEFORE & AFTER 2006 ALBUM FROM MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
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With My Chemical Romance set to play its first show in seven years this week in Los Angeles, the New York Times' Christopher R. Weingarten, with the help of a Spotify playlist (the article is "produced by" Aliza Aufrichtig), looks at the influences that went into band's 2006 concept album The Black Parade, as well as how that album has inspired the artists who have come around since then. One of the influences on The Black Parade was Brian De Palma's Phantom Of The Paradise. Yesterday's New York Times article includes the Juicy Fruits' "Goodbye Eddie, Goodbye," which, of course, was written for Phantom by Paul Williams. Weingarten's paragraph about the song includes a quote from My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way that comes from a 2014 New York Times article by Marc Spitz:
Two titans of ’70s film — the songwriter Paul Williams (“Rainbow Connection”) and the writer and director Brian De Palma (“Carrie”) — collaborated on “Phantom of the Paradise,” a horror-themed rock opera that was critically panned and financially disastrous. Its quiet cult following includes Gerard Way, who seems to have internalized this tune from it. “When I was doing ‘The Black Parade,’” Way told The New York Times, “I thought about the film all the time, about its message of sacrificing integrity in order to reach more people.”

Back in 2004, Alternative Press reported that My Chemical Romance was then working on an album that the band described as "loosely based on Brian De Palma’s Phantom Of The Paradise." Alternative Press' Jason Pettigrew stated in 2013, "That record would become their breakout, major-label debut, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge."

Posted by Geoff at 12:26 AM CST
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:29 AM CST
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Friday, December 20, 2019 - 1:14 AM CST

Name: "sue"

I like to know if the extended cut of The Phantom Of The Paradise exists, or is it just a rumour circulating online.

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 7:20 AM CST

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog

Hi Sue-- I'm not sure what you mean by "extended cut" -- there is a restored cut in existence that restores the film to the original. That cut definitely exists (not a rumor), and screened publicly in 2019 at a couple of festivals, as documented on this blog. Since that cut does add a bit of footage, I suppose you might loosely call it an "extended cut," but it would not be very much longer than the released cut.

https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog/index.blog/1721137/pressman-de-palma-supports-restored-phantom/

https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog/index.blog/1708959/swan-song-phantom-cut-screened-at-sleepy-hollow/

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 4:11 PM CST

Name: "sue"

Thanks, just wondering.

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