Seen & Heard

Seen at the Movies: Director Joel Schumacher has finally met his bombastic match in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera; it becomes clear while watching it that the garish Batman pictures, the overheated John Grisham thrillers, 8MM’s lurid dip into the porn world, a fetishized Colin Farrell trapped in a phone booth—all were warm-ups for bringing Lord Lloyd Webber’s bodice-ripping musical/horror extravaganza to the big screen. The result is certainly

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