Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
The tale of Faust retold as a musical through the delirious mind of Brian DePalma. Updated to the glam rock and ‘50s-obsessed era of the 1970’s, Phantom of the Paradise is a film whose outrageous and outlandish style is matched by its tight and fleshed-out script. Some of the best movie music you’ve never heard. A struggling, yet brilliant singer-songwriter named Leach gets his work, girl and soul stolen by the ever-successful rock star Swan. Thought dead, Leach reemerges as the Phantom, and seeks revenge on Swan and those who tried to stifle him.