Thursday, March 19, 2009

"The trouble with a poet is how do you know it's deceased? Try the priest."

Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007. Three and a Half Stars.

Surprisingly great!! Dark, twisted musical! Talented actors! Perfect visuals! And lovely, lovely gore!

Imagine seeing this on Broadway, must've been awesome!


Demands Medium Dice said...

The blood was the best part. So RED!!!

PublishingMojo said...

I saw Sweeney Todd on stage, not on Broadway but in Boston in the 80s, with Angela Lansbury and (I think) George Hearn. It was spectacular.
Here's the kicker: Stephen Sondheim's music is very hard to sing. Much as I like Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, they ain't got the chops. I had to stop watching when Alan Rickman started singing. He's one of my favorite actors, but couldn't they have got Mark Knopfler or soembody to dub in his singing part?