View Full Version : New Sweeney Todd- whadya think?

11-24-2007, 12:50 PM
I saw in the paper today that Tim Burton's doing Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. I don't watch TV and haven't been to the movies lately, so I haven't seen any previews. It's got Johnny Depp (woohoo!). Should be out just before Christmas.

Those who have seen the previews, does it look good? Anyone as excited as I am?

I've never seen the play (musical?) but I do have a book on Sweeney Todd, and I am thouroughly excited about this.

11-24-2007, 12:54 PM
It's not my favorite musical by a long stretch and Tim Burton can be the world's most annoying successful director, but I feel obligated to see any musical in order to keep them making more.

That said, the official trailer 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X93rZXQVGkg) looks appropriately Gothic. You hear a bit of Depp singing in Trailer 2. (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809834155/video/) Plus, seeing Pepe LePew cut Borat's throat is worth at least a couple of dollars.

11-24-2007, 01:01 PM
PS- Official Site (http://www.sweeneytoddmovie.com/)

And Anthony "Giles" Head is one of the ballad ghosts.

11-24-2007, 01:28 PM
Well, if they're using Sondheim's score, at least the music will be an order of magnitude better than Danny Elfman.

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