Saturday, 18 April 2009

sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street

long i have maintained that you could freeze a tim burton film at any frame and the consequent picture will tell a thousand stories. sweeney todd is no different, and a welcome return to burton's shadowy still that i so sorely missed with the chocolate factory flick. visually stunning from beginning to end, depp's sweeney is energetic and tortured. everyone brilliant. i couldn't help thinking it would've benefited from ignoring the fact it was based on a musical and cutting all the songs. i like the fact bonham-carter called sweeney "mr. T" all the way through. I PITY THE FOOL WHO LOCKS UP MA DAUGHTER, I PITY THE FOOL.


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