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Old 07-09-2009 at 02:20 PM
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When I first saw this, I thought Meg. I mean it would make sense, right? Raoul was 60-some at the time, so Meg would have to be around that age as well. However, Madame Giry was a 40 year old woman in the movie, so in the black and white scenes she would have to be 80-some which wasn't a likely age at the time. I think the directors just goofed up on this one (and just about everyhting else) considering that it is supposed to be Madame Giry.

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Old 07-09-2009 at 09:19 PM
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Actually I recently bought the Companion book to the Phantom of the Opera 2004 movie and it said in the book and on a special feature that I watched on the two disc special addition that the woman was Meg... so I think it was a little confusing but for all intents and purposes the woman was Meg.


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Old 07-10-2009 at 12:07 AM
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There is evidence pointing to both Meg and Madame Giry. When my sis and I saw it in the theater, we thought it was Meg. She looked around the right age, since she's not supposed to be all that much younger than Christine and Raoul. and I would understand if they would want an older Meg to resemble her mother; they do that quite often in other films. We already knew from the stage show that Raoul did not age very well. Mme Giry had to have been somewhere in her forties during the main storyline, and If the lady in the black and white parts is supposed to be the same Mme. Giry, then she aged miraculously well. Even with the fact that she worked with ballet, it's still surprising she could've lived that long in that era.


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Old 07-10-2009 at 05:15 AM
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Perhaps they weren't thinking about the age difference so much because in the show it wasn't something that could be seen too easily there. I really just want to say Meg, but you know the writers intended it to be Mme Giry...right?


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Old 08-06-2009 at 04:57 PM
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I know that they use the same actress for Madame Giry and Meg/Madame Giry not only in the movie but in the musical as well. You can see her in the stage show with her face in a veil. As said before, it could be either one of the characters but I am more partial to Meg than Madame Giry considering the age. Not to mention, at least in the stage version, the woman in the begining looks considerably younger than Raoul. That could just be because she doesn't have time to make a costume change like that, but it could mean other things as well. To me, it makes more sense that it's Meg, but if the directors intend it to be Madame Giry, that works well too.
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Old 08-07-2009 at 06:04 PM
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Okay so I re-read all of this and I'm confused. I just want someone to answer one question. Is it Meg or Madame...I'm just so out of it because there's just too many thought. But then again Haley said something about having the actual interpretation that Joel wanted...and i think it was Meg...reasonable age...Madame Would have been dead too...soo.


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Old 08-07-2009 at 09:11 PM
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I think in the script it stated that it was Madame Giry, contrary to the belief of it being Meg. Again, Meg makes a lot more sense to me personally, but I guess if the script says it's Madame Giry, it's Madame Giry...
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Old 08-08-2009 at 10:35 PM
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Oh scripts they make the difference in everything! Sooo, technically Madame Giry would be like...99 something and basically really old. I hope they considered that when designing the make-up.


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It only makes sense if it's Meg. Because Raoul was old then. So would Meg be. Mme Giry would be a lot older then. Or do you think Raoul would age - while Mme Giry stays young?


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