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Old 03-01-2008, 04:06 AM   #63
Kevin Roegele
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Default Re: The Shadow, the Phantom or Dick Tracy?

Another problem with the Phantom is the characterisation of the lead character.

Billy Zane apparently worked out for two years to get in shape, and he certainly looks perfect for a 30's matinee hero. However, much effort is made to build up the Phantom as a menacing, awe-inspiring figure - and then it turns out he's the nicest, smiliest, politest gent on the block. He's even softly spoken!

Catch a bright star and a place it on your forehead
Say a few spells and baby, there you go
Take a black cat and sit it on your shoulder
And in the morning you'll know all you know
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