[Sca-cooks] OT & OOP: Sweeney Todd movie
lilinah at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 29 11:48:24 PST 2007
My subject is out of period and pretty much off topic. However, it is
food related, in a way.
Some time ago I'd heard there was a movie being made of "Sweeney
Todd". The music-&-lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are superb. So i was
quite excited about finally getting to see the play on film.
Now, in the past couple days, i've seen ads for it on TV. I think Tim
Burton could be a good choice of director - his works are almost
always both dark and disturbing, and often quite touching.
But i'm wondering about the star choices. Don't get me wrong, i'd be
willing to watch Johnny Depp do almost anything (i do have some
limits :-). And Helena Bonham Carter (Tim Burton's SO) has a good
look for Mrs. Lovett. But are they really the best choices to present
Has anyone heard anything of substance about the film? In the end, i
will undoubtedly go see it, but i'm feeling a bit skeptical about it
as a "star vehicle".
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
OK, OK, neither Urtatim nor her previous incarnation as Anahita know
anything about movies or Johnny Depp
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