Thursday, August 30, 2007
On it was the layout of the preview that was shown at the Venice International Film Festival, thought it was interesting. If anyone gets ahold of the actual preview before I do, please get it to me, thanks!
1 - London alleys / People walking down street / Shop / "...Dark street...Above a small shop..."
2 - Depp taps photo / Depp, woman with child / Carter: "Barker his name was..." / "...Barber and his wife"
3 - Rickman turns from man / Police hit Depp, drag him away / Woman with child looks on / "...Everything he loved...Destroyed...Sorrow...New man was born"
4 - From Director Tim Burton (Card) / Ship sails thru London / Depp, boy look on
5 - Dark alley / Depp enters shop, looks at barber chair / Bonham: "Benjamin Barker" / Depp: "No Barker...Sweeney Todd now" / Depp gazes out window
6 - Depp standing outside / Depp, Bonham peer out window at Rickman and man / "...He will have his revenge"
7 - Depp shows Carter razor from case / Bonham: "...Leave it all behind you now" / Depp: "...No...Fifteen years dreaming...Wife and child"
8 - Building / Depp repairs barber chair / Lifts cover revealing child's body / Depp spins wheel / Trap door shut / Depp: "...Desperate times..."
9 - Depp wipes off chair as door opens to shop / Depp: "...Desperate measures are called for"
10 - Intro: Johnny Depp / Depp turns, reaches for razor and holds it in front of his face / Man: "...How about a shave...Good friend Sweeney"
11 - Intro: Helena Bonham Carter / Rises next to Depp / Blows off pastry / Flirts with Depp
12 - Intro: Alan Rickman / Turns from door / Rickman as Depp prepares to shave him: "...Merry mood today Mr. Todd"
13 - Depp sings in street as people pass by / Depp: "I will have vengeance...Salvation"
14 - Door opens to ballroom / Long haired man turns to door / Hand caresses books
15 - Depp to Rickman: "...Guarantee...Closest shave you've ever known" / Rickman raises eyebrow
16 - Man twirls cape / Man to Depp: "May the good Lord smile on you" / Eyes look down
17 - Depp slashes at man in barber chair / Carter brings out pastries / Depp steps on lever sending body down trap door / Carter peeks down / Depp opens razor / Depp, Carter walk on pier
18 - Depp, Carter at wedding altar / Depp tosses top hat down trap / Carter: "...Mad" / Depp nods / Depp, Carter dance
19 - Razor comes down / This Christmas (Card)
20 - Depp waves razor / Cohen: "Mr. Benjamin Barker" / Depp in mirror
21 - Razor / Never Forget (Card) / Bloodied hand touches photo of woman and child
22 - Rickman peers thru peephole seeing man with razor approaching / Depp: "...Years no doubt have changed me"
23 - Razor / Never Forgive (Card) / Woman turns handle on meat grinder as man watches
24 - Pastry cups filled / Carter leans on Depp: "We could have a life, us two" / Depp looks up
25 - Carter opens large oven door / Man smiles / Depp, Carter dance in shop / Woman screams / Depp, Carter in field / Man looks skyward
26 - Rickman presiding in courtroom: "May the Lord have mercy..."
27 - Depp slashes out with razor / Blood splatter
28 - Title: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
29 - Depp with razor: "At last my arm is complete again" / Carter: "...All very well...Do about him" / Hand sticking out of trunk
30 - Music
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Isn't it great?!?! "Beware, Beware the dragon that sits on your doorstep. It eats little boys, puppy dog tails and big fat snails. Pull the string! Pull the string!"~Ed Wood
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Click here to pre-order it US: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
UK: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
(dito! Luvs to all you imaginary peeps out there, Sierra, which, except for Helena Tim or Johnny, Is just about the coolest gal you'll find! )
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
a slide show of Johnny Depp dressed in his Sweeney Todd costume.
a Sweeney teaser trailer, kinda interesting.
A on-set interview with Helena about Harry P. 4
a tribute to HBC
Monday, August 20, 2007
A bloody musical about a homicidal barber and his human-pie-making partner doesn’t exactly sound like standard Christmas viewing, but that doesn’t bother director Tim Burton (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). ”Red is a color at Christmas,” he jokes. Actually, the director thinks that his adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical might make for a better Valentine’s Day option. ”For me, it sort of sums up relationships,” says the director. ”Although people might be horrified by that.”
The movie’s unrequited-love story also appealed to Helena Bonham Carter, who, fortunately for Burton, is his real-life paramour. ”There’s still such a humanity to it, and that’s what Tim always brings,” says the actress, who plays the bizarro baker. Still, Bonham Carter admits that working with her significant other ”has its stresses.” Luckily, her costar is more or less unflappable. ”[Johnny Depp] was really diplomatic. Whenever Tim and I started arguing, he would just look away.” Burton considers this film one of his most challenging productions yet, which means a lot coming from the director of Beetlejuice, Batman, and Edward Scissorhands. ”To do an R-rated musical with 70 percent singing was kinda like, ‘Well, I haven’t done that one before.’ It’s exciting to keep surprising yourself and see what happens.”
Depp, like most of the cast (including Sacha Baron Cohen as a rival barber in his first post-Borat role), signed on having little or no professional singing experience. ”He was game for it,” Burton says of Depp. ”When I first heard him, I was amazed.”
The vocals were more taxing on Bonham Carter, who felt like she was training for ”a sport.” She also logged hours in the kitchen in an effort to learn the fine art of baking. ”I had to do accelerated lessons at pie making,” she says. ”Not only that, but then you had to do it to syncopated Sondheim rhythm and sing at the same time. I had to become very coordinated.” More enjoyable was her transformation into ghostly Mrs. Lovett. ”The look is fantastic,” she says. ”I’d wear this makeup anyway. But it might start a whole craze.” Let’s just hope her recipes don’t catch on.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Johnny:"Tim took a risk when he asked me to play Sweeney Todd because neither he nor I knew if I could sing when I accepted it," says Depp.
"I went into the recording studio with a friend of mine to see if I could do it. My singing's not unlike the mating call of a rutting stag. It's a strange sound, but I haven't been fired yet.". . . ‘
Helena:''I do love musicals - I'm a real musical-whore, you know. This is like a dream come true for me." So says Helena Bonham Carter, taking a seat in the brilliant sunshine outside a Hampstead restaurant, her words delivered in one of the briskest and most instantly recognisable upper-class accents in Britain .
Typically for the actress, her screen roles this year vary wildly, ranging from a dissatisfied thirtysomething wife to a sorceress. But what's exciting her this very second is the film she's been shooting with her longstanding director boyfriend Tim Burton. It's a new adaptation of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd that sees her tackle the role of Mrs Lovett, evil pie-maker and landlady to the Demon Barber, played by Johnny Depp.
"Tim hates musicals," she says, guffawing. "But he's always loved Sweeney Todd. And I've loved it since I was 11. I've always wanted to be Mrs Lovett." '
Friday, August 10, 2007
Finally released is a picture of Helena and Johnny in the upcoming Sweeney Todd.
Special thanks to www.helena-world.com, a wonderful site, highly recomended!
(click on image for a crisper pic.)
Thursday, August 9, 2007
It's been announced! Helena is pregnant with Tim and her's second child! Her due date is December 7th, 2007. I wonder when the baby shower is? Can't wait until the lil' bundle of joy arrives! This will probably cause her future films to be postponed, but we'll keep you posted with baby news!
.More pictures are posted on www.helena-world.com.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Stand by Love (2008)
After breaking up about two years ago, Helena and Eric McCormack's characters meet up during a transatlantic flight. They catch up and argue, eventually involving the other passengers until they realise that they are still in love. This romantic comedy is set to be released in the UK in 2008 and eventually to be released in the US.
Eleanor and Colette (2008)
Helena plays Colette, a lawyer, who teams up with Eleanor (Susan Sarandon) to sue the mental institution who prescribes Eleanor psycho-pharmacological drugs, eventually forming a friendship. Also tied with the project is Rolf Schübel, director, and Sebastian Koch.