03. December 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Ramble

As a member of the working press, I saw tonight’s screening under embargo, so I can’t say anything specific about Sweeney Todd until it opens in selected cities on December 21. (It opens wide on January 11.) What I can say is that it is–without exception, and by a considerable margin–the best film ever to have been made from a Broadway musical. (RTWT)

I was looking forward to this movie before reading this. Now I simply can’t wait! (But of course I have to … funny how “I can’t wait” is said when one has no choice.)

If you go the movie Sweeney Todd movie website you get to hear some singing. I’m impressed. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter can sing. They sound real. I like real. I don’t need operatic voices. I don’t need the Broadway voice (which recently seems to be turning into the Disney voice). I think I’m really going to enjoy this!

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