Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd

Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd
Tim Burton has something coming this Christmas that’s worthy of adding a post to my otherwise seldomly used Films & Literature category. Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter looks pretty interesting. A potential candidate for this years best Christmas movie, if you ask me.

Although I can’t say I love every single movie Burton’s made, there’s always something in each of his movies that I come to love. Sweeney Todd seems to be no exception, judging by the poster and trailer alone; a strange blend of CGI, graytoned scenery and crimson gushes of an all-too-familiar bodily fluid, topped with a bit of singing. (Yes, singing. Looked pretty cool.)

Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd poster

The trailer seemed to show a combination of different styles in all aspects. If I were to describe metaphorically what I expect the movie to be … I’d say it was a quilt. A quilt of an exotic patches made by Tim Burton to keep warm at dusk (because it’s always dusk in Burton Land). And, of course, as evident in the poster above — the film is quite aesthetically pleasing. From what I’ve caught a glimpse of, it’s going to be a feast for the eyes.

I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully it’ll be a nice addition for Christmas recreation. You can check out the trailer and some other goodies over at the Todd Sweeney site.

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5 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Andie

    two words Johnny Depp is hott in whatever movie he plays in plus Sweeney Todd is a great play

  2. Hrafn, I thought this movie was really well done. :) No lack of blood or gore to get the point across, of course.

  3. @Andie – Although I felt he was more powerful before his signature Twilight Zone-like demeanor got Disney-grade distribution, I have to agree.

    @Esther – I haven’t seen it yet! I actually think I’ll wait ’til it hits DVD — I’m a bit rebellious towards the movie theater mafia at the moment for their devilish prices.

  4. sophie louvet

    Thank you for this film. I love the history and actors. I live in france and it’s laeding film. I like contrasts because they are well-found.

    sophie

  5. Follow up: 3 years later and I still haven’t seen it :p

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