Tom Cruise isn't the only movie star who knows how to rock
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'Phantom of the Paradise' (1974)
Brian De Palma might not be the first name you'd think of when you think of rock'n'roll, but this glam rock era interpretation of 'The Phantom Of The Opera' manages to perfectly capture an age in which everything seemed to be changing. Whether it's The Juicy Fruits or Gerritt Graham's outrageous character Beef or even Winslow Leach himself, 'Paradise' is a celebration of several different iterations of pop music, all jammed together. A big part of that is because Paul Williams, who appears as the uber-creepy Swan, wrote some of his very best music for the film. This one is a true cult classic, and the film's fans tend to be passionate and vocal, and with Paul Williams experiencing a bit of a renaissance right now, it's a great time to catch up if you aren't already a fan.