INT. LOCK/PHANTOM'S LAIR. NIGHT. (CONTINUOUS)
They seem to have reached a wall, the end of the canal. The PHANTOM
turns to CHRISTINE.
Sing, my Angel of Music!
And we realize the water level is slowly descending, that we have
reached a lock, one of the PHANTOM's devices.
HE'S THERE, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Sing! Sing for me! (etc.)
She begins to vocalize strangely, her song climbing higher and higher
in pitch. The water and the boat descend as her voice ascends. The
PHANTOM's lair is revealed to us. It is a fantastic grotto shaped like
harbour. As she reaches her final climactic note, candles magically
rise through the water, already alight. The boat glides through the
harbor. Behind it a portcullis descends and a curtain closes in front
of it. The lair surrounds the harbour. On one side we see the PHANTOM's
pipe organ, all around there are huge mirrors covered in dust sheets. We
will also notice the PHANTOM's model of the opera house. The
PHANTOM steps onto the shore, leaving CHRISTINE in the boat.
He begins to light candles.
I HAVE BROUGHT YOU
TO THE SEAT OF SWEET
TO THIS KINGDOM
WHERE ALL MUST PAY
HOMAGE TO MUSIC...
YOU HAVE COME HERE,
FOR ONE PURPOSE,
AND ONE ALONE...
SINCE THE MOMENT
I FIRST HEARD YOU SING,
I HAVE NEEDED
YOU WITH ME,
TO SERVE ME, TO SING,
FOR MY MUSIC...
The Phantom begins to lead the boat gently by a rope around the lair.
He is lighting candles as he does so.
...... ABANDON THEIR DEFENCES...)
The PHANTOM lights more candles revealing more of the lair. With the
rope, he continues gently to guide CHRISTINE and the boat from the
(SLOWLY, GENTLY....(missing Libretto by repost design)
.......AS YOU'VE NEVER LIVED BEFORE...)
The Phantom has stepped into the water and walks towards the boat
(SOFTLY, DEFTLY, MUSIC SHALL CARESS YOU.....THE DARKNESS
OF THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT...)
He lifts CHRISTINE out of the boat, her arms are around his neck, and
he is carrying her towards the shore. Their faces are very close.
(LET YOUR MIND START A JOURNEY THROUGH......
.......ONLY THEN CAN YOU BELONG TO
They reach the shore and the PHANTOM puts her down. He lets her caress
his mask, his hand reaches out to her face. They turn and together walk
up steps leading to a second grotto.
INT. BEDROOM. NIGHT. (CONTINUOUS)
They step through into the second grotto.
It is dominated by a huge bed in the shape of a black swan. CHRISTINE
walks through. She turns and is confronted by an AUTOMAT. This one
is a life-size duplicate of herself in a wedding gown, surrounded by a mirror.
The dummy lurches forward. It's too grotesque and bizarre.
CHRISTINE faints and falls back into the PHANTOM's arms.
He carries her to the bed where he lays her down.
CAN MAKE MY SONG TAKE FLIGHT -
HELP ME MAKE
THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT.......
The PHANTOM has slowly been drawing down a series of sheer curtains
around the bed until, as the music resolves, the curtains obscure both
him and CHRISTINE and we.......
FADE TO BLACK.
(Everyone still breathing here? Quite a shocker isn't it?
Andrew Lloyd Webber just MAY have been planning the sequel
even back then......)
INT. PHANTOM'S LAIR. LATER THAT NIGHT.
The PHANTOM is seated at the organ, playing with furious
He breaks off occasionally to write the music down.
INT. BEDROOM. NIGHT.
CHRISTINE is asleep. Beside the bed there is the musical box; THE
MONKEY AND THE BARREL ORGAN. Mysteriously, it plays as
CHRISTINE wakes up. The music keeps her in a half-trance as she steps
out of the bed and walks towards the mouth of the grotto.
THERE WAS MIST.....
AND IN THE BOAT
THERE WAS A MAN.....
INT. PHANTOM'S LAIR. NIGHT. (CONTINUOUS)
She sees the PHANTOM sitting at his organ. He is trying to finish a
melody ("POINT OF NO RETURN"). As she approaches, she takes
over the melody and, vocalizing, finds a solution to it. He then plays the
middle section as she listens. She is behind him, very close. Together
they complete the song, musically as one. The melody continues
on the violin as Phantom notates it on his score. It seques into:
WHO WAS THAT SHAPE
IN THE SHADOWS.....?
WHOSE IS THE FACE
IN THE MASK.....?
She lovingly caresses his face. He responds deeply to her touch.
Almost like a lover, removing a veil, CHRISTINE takes off the mask.
The PHANTOM springs up, throwing her violently to the ground and
turns on her furiously. We see only part of his rotting face. In his wrath,
he runs to the huge mirrors around the lair, tearing off the dust covers.
CHRISTINE is surrounded by a hundred reflections of the PHANTOM.
YOU LITTLE PRYING PANDORA....
BUT SECRETLY YEARNS FOR HEAVEN,
CHRISTINE is near tears. Her heart is moved by this poor man.
FEAR CAN TURN TO LOVE
YOU'LL LEARN TO SEE, TO
FIND THE MAN....
Pitifully, he holds out his hand for the mask, and filled with sympathy
she gives it to him. (ALW'S NOTE: same music as "Bravi, Bravi,
Bravissimi"). He puts on the mask.
COME, WE MUST RETURN -
THOSE TWO FOOLS
WHO RUN MY THEATRE
WILL BE MISSING YOU.