The Phantom Project

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Name: The Phantom Project
Owner/Maintainer: Anne Myers
Dates: 2007-present
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Fandom: Phantom of the Opera
URL: http://www.phantomlibrary.com
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The Phantom Project is a Phantom of the Opera fansite.

About

The mission statement of the Phantom Project is for me to read, review, discuss, and grade every adaptation, version, sequel, or spin-off of Gaston Leroux's serial novel The Phantom of the Opera ever made. If that sounds easy, trust me, it isn't. There are hundreds upon hundreds of different versions of the story, with more being made every year, and it looks like this project may well never be finished!


The Phantom Project started in 2007, as part of a project for my graduate studies in literary musicology. It was slowly met with a lot of response from other fans on the web, many of whom donated materials, wrote in to share their opinions and experiences in the fandom, suggested missing items, and otherwise welcomed discussing the project and its content with open arms. In mid 2008, funding for my studies fell through and I was forced to leave school for a while, but the Project continued, now a passionate hobby that was being shared with plenty of other Phantom enthusiasts around the globe.


Over the course of its lifetime, the Project has reviewed hundreds of Phantom-related materials, been a center for discussion about various interpretations of the story, and weathered the storms of new materials coming out all the time, including Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the PersonA: Phantom of the Opera video game, and the infamous semi-professional film Angel of Music. Through it all, I've had a blast working on it and enjoying talking to other Phantom fans, even if I occasionally fall off the planet for a while due to other life concerns.


While the future is never certain, I anticipate that the Phantom Project will be here for a long time to come, and that it will hopefully continue to provide connections to different materials and discussions for all the fans who want to participate.

Features

Phantom Reviews

  • Book Reviews
  • Film Reviews
  • Nonfiction Reviews
  • Comic Reviews
  • Stage Reviews
  • Short Story Reviews
  • Children's Book Reviews
  • Game Reviews
  • Radio Reviews
  • Music Reviews

The Phantom Library

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Children's Literature
  • Comics
  • Short Stories
  • Stage Plays
  • Musicals
  • Films
  • Documentaries
  • Television Shows
  • Video Games
  • Traditional Games
  • Music
  • Radio Shows
  • Adult Films

Phantom Fanzines