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

August 17, 2006

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(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.