I saw The Phantom of the Opera when I was 12, and I heard the Original Лондон Cast Recording of Любовь Never Dies when I was 16. By then my life had gone through some MAJOR changes. For one thing my Dad died 2.75 months after I saw The Phantom of the Opera on stage (believe it или not) and my life was continuing to get worse, so my personality like the characters in "Love Never Dies" changed with life. What I'm trying to say is "Misery loves company" especially from close friends. When I was 13 I had read "The Phantom of Manhattan" so it was not a surprise to me when Christine died. :(!
I was watching the silent Lon Chaney version of "The Phantom of the Opera" earlier on TCM, and I began to do some pondering about the many Phantom movies.
When someone thinks of The Phantom of the Opera, often there are two iconic Обои that will come to mind. One is the famous unmasking of Lon Chaney, rightfully recognized as one of the very iconic Обои of not only horror, but of cinema itself. His face makeup is taken from the original novel's Описание of Erik, as someone with a horrible deformity from birth that gives him a terrifying corpse-like appearance.