Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Swing Your Razor High

In a little over a month, Johnny Depp brings Stephen Sondheim's musical, Sweeney Todd, to life on the big screen. The preview looks intriguing, but I am more than a little disturbed that there is a lack of singing in it:


I'm hoping that my concerns turn out to be unfounded and that Tim Burton has created a proper homage to Sondheim's dark, yet comedic musical gem. I'll be sure to let you know what I think after I watch it. ;)

But...apparently, this isn't the first time Sondheim's thriller has made an appearance on the big screen. One of my friends told me that the original Bennifer's Jersey Girl incorporated it in the storyline somehow. But, I'm guessing not a lot of people ran out to see that one. =P

3 comments:

USC2000 said...

At least this (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/112821.html) says that there will be singing, albeit more rockish than operatic.

pla said...

I've mostly blocked out my memories of Jersey Girl, but, as I recall, the elementary school staging of Sweeney Todd was, by far, the high point of the film....

Autumn said...

I actually really liked Jersey Girl. Sweet story.