Sunday, December 23, 2007
Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
If you can get beyond the blood and the gore, Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is brilliant. From gorgeous set design, to amazing casting and performances, this film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway hit, is dazzling. Dark and gory,the story of revenge unfolds in the streets of London. Many times I cringed at the bloody massacre on screen, but the story and performances overpowered my squeamishness. It may be a while before I order a Bloody Mary, but this musical masterpiece impressed me, well done Mr. Burton!