Film: The Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

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We bring you Brian De Palma’s forgotten foray into the musical horror genre. A raucous retelling of the Phantom of the Opera story – this one sees a struggling songwriter sell his soul for musical success, only to be betrayed by a rock impresario, robbed of his voice, and moved to wreak his horrible revenge.

Dr Alastair Smith from the University’s School of Psychology will introduce this Halloween edition of our Celluloid Psychology series and discuss the intriguing relationship between brain function and the sound of our voice.

Director: Brian de Palma
Paul Williams, William Finley, George Memmoli, Jessica Harper
Running time:
87 mins

Date: Monday 28 October
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6/£4 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA

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Celluloid Psychology series 

Cinema is inextricably intertwined with psychology. Every film ultimately emerges from the mind of one human with the intention of making an impact on the mind of another. 
Dr Alastair Smith - School of Psychology

The Celluloid Psychology series is an ongoing series of screenings exploring the mind and brain in cinema. Each of the carefully selected films are curated and introduced by a specialist in human behaviour, who will discuss how their area of expertise can shed unexpected light on the psychological questions explored in the film.

Find out more about the Celluloid Psychology series.

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