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Aug 17, 06 09:47 AM

Psyched About the Burton/Depp Film Version of Sweeney Todd.


(I saw the current revival of it on Broadway--never heard it before then--and was just blown away.)

Burton/Depp version: voila.

Though in my mind the movie's using the amazing small-ensemble arrangements of the current version, which almost certainly it won't be. I bet Tim Burton will go for the big ole spectacular throwback Broadway style.

PS. I still think that his "Chocolate Factory" is better than the original. Never was particularly fond of the Oompa-Loompa song anyway (that's the only thing in the movie on which Burton does not improve).

Also: two words: Deep Roy. The inspired, Buster-Keaton-esque little person actor who plays, via movie magic, all the Oompa Loompas. Please make with the rental of DVD, OK? If love of self: rent. And be make the glad.

Posted by Mike at August 17, 2006 9:47 AM