Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Absolutely amazing. Loved it. Loved every minute of it. In fact, going to watch it again in a few minutes. Helps if you have watched the play or have read the book (yes it's an adaptation of a Hugh Wheeler book).

I am not a fan of musicals, I like select few only. I am - more often that not - disappointed by adaptations, but this one is a classic. Don't think many people would enjoy this movie though (my view). Well I couldn't care less. As I mentioned, I loved every minute of it. I enjoyed the book, was pretty much convinced the movie would disappoint me, but it didn't. Well done. Good job by everyone. Absolutely brilliant. 

Just a bit of information - WON - Best Musical, Best Book (by Hugh Wheeler) and Best Score, as well as five other Tony Awards for its Broadway Premiere in 1979.

More information HERE (in case someone is interested)

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