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Beef, Phantoms & TONTO

One of my favorite cult films of all time is the Brian De Palma film Phantom of the Paradise (1974).  In the realm of originality, there isn’t much in this film.  Basically the film is an amalgamation of Faust, Dorian Gray and Phantom of the Opera sprinkled with jabs at the recording industry and 70’s theatrical Rock groups.  To give you a taste of the latter, below are lyrics and a movie clip of…Beef.

Life At Last (lyrics) Phantom of the Paradise
Life at last salutations from the other side I can see that you're the devil's pride Do you realize that all of you donated something horrible You hated that is part of you I'm your nightmares comin' true I am your crime
Life at last sit and listen while the fun begins Hearts are broken and the bad guys win Sit and listen all the cutting up is easy And this isn't for the queasy or the weak of heart You had better start for home while there's still time
I'm the evil that you created gettin' horny and damned frustrated …