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'Phantom of the Opera' Offers Extravagant Take on Webber Musical

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews the new movie Phantom of the Opera. He says if you were one of the estimated 52 million people who saw the stage show and liked it, you will like this movie.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.