[Sca-cooks] OT & OOP: Sweeney Todd movie
caointiarn1 at bresnan.net
Thu Nov 29 19:38:56 PST 2007
So for us who may not know of this musical, is there an "original"
recording we should find and view? Or does such a thing exist?
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.
> There are practically no words to express the trepidation I feel as we
> approach the release of this travesty of one of the greatest musicals
> ever written. Part of it is that Tim Burton is not able to touch anything
> without Burtonizing it. He has to make it "his", and what is
> his cannot be Sondheim's, or Harold Prince's. This is, for practical
> purposes, Burton's retelling of the plot of the musical, with a few of
> its songs thrown in as punctuation.
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