GAH!!! What can I say? After all the times I have seen it live onstage I didn't think it would effect me so drastically. Began crying when Colm Wilkinson came onscreen as the Bishop even though I knew he was playing the part. Pretty much cried the rest of the way through the movie...as did everyone else. I took about a dozen tissues with me and used all but one. Kept wiping tears off my face and waiting for the the loud musical moments to blow my nose. 8P
I missed the applause after solos that happens in live theater. But they were able to do things on film that couldn't be done onstage. The sewers!
I want to see it again! I want to OWN it NOW!