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Old 01-14-2006 at 11:04 PM
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I agree with Zelda and Sam. She isn't just going to flip a coin and if it lands on heads she gets Erik or tails she gets Raoul. Though she seams to be afraid to things she has to do. In the swordfight she just stands there. She could of just said STOP! You can't have two men fighting over you until you die. Just choose, and not by looks, by personality.



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Old 01-19-2006 at 12:55 AM
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Gaston Leroux Version  Post [22]


Discuss the blue-eyed blonde version of Christine, the very first, here.

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Old 01-19-2006 at 12:56 AM
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Discuss the Kay Christine here.

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Old 01-19-2006 at 12:58 AM
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Webber Musical Version  Post [24]


Discuss the blue-eyed brunette of Webber's version here.

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Old 01-19-2006 at 01:01 AM
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Old 01-19-2006 at 02:52 AM
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I thought Emmy Rossum did a pretty good job. But then I listened to the movie in French, and the girl that sang it in French had a good voice too. I wonder how she would have done as Christine.


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Old 01-19-2006 at 02:56 AM
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I have to say that this version is my phavorite. She's the strongest, least naive oph all the main versions, which I really love. And she's blue-eyed with brown hair, like me. So she's ophphicially cool. :D

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Old 01-19-2006 at 03:41 AM
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Leroux's version of Christine struck me as starting out very child-like and innocent, but quickly becoming more secretive and deceptive towards Raoul and Mama Valerius when her relationship with Erik began. However, her character is, in some ways, just as mysterious as Erik; her reasons for doing certain things aren't always clear. Are they simply to protect Raoul from Erik, or is there some deeper reason behind them?

Regardless, I'm glad that Leroux opted to make Christine a stronger character, rather than focusing on the male protagonist like most other authors would have done. IMO, that helped to make Christine one of the best-written characters of that period.


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Old 01-19-2006 at 03:45 AM
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ALW's Christine is probably my favorite version of the character. She has quite a bit more depth than in Kay's adaptation, or in most film versions. I have a hard time deciding who has more depth overall: Leroux's Christine, or ALW's. I love how she's able to stand up to Carlotta in Notes 2, and then ultimately say "enough is enough" to Erik during the Final Lair scene, when he really does lose control.


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Old 01-19-2006 at 04:13 AM
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I thought Emmy's portrayal was quite good. I did like her singing, though I concede that it could have been better. I'm just extremely glad that JS didn't cast Katie Holmes . . . *shudders*

In interviews, Joel Schumacher said that he believed the reason behind Erik's attraction to Christine was the fact that she remained pure and innocent despite the world she lived in. (Penny-pinching managers, temperamental diva, perverted stagehands, nude statues everywhere.) While I think that's a reasonable theory, it fails to account for why Erik would then want to "deflower" her by forcing her to perform in a sensual piece like Don Juan Triumphant.


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