Seventeen minutes does not a movie make but I’m willing to go out on a pretty secure limb here and say “Sweeney Todd” looks pretty good. Last night I got a chance to watch three scenes of the eagerly anticipated musical starring Johnny Depp and directed of course by the master of the macabre, Tim Burton (I also had a chance to talk to him at some length! See dorky photo to the right!) And one thing is for certain, this is a musical. Forget any ads that may have you thinking it’s got the occasional song thrown in. The scenes I saw barely contained any dialogue not sung.
I can’t be objective about any Tim Burton film really (yes mom, I skipped school to see “Batman”) but I will say that I am cautiously optimistic about the finished product. Sure there’s music galore but the flick also looks to be bloody good fun. And I mean that literally, the final clip shown featured a long series of victims of the demon barber getting their throats cut rather gruesomely.
You can read my full “Sweeney Todd” report here. In the meantime, tell us what you think. Are you psyched for “Sweeney” or would you rather watch “Edward Scissorhands” on TBS again?An article about Helena and her pregnancy from http://www.thaindian.com here's a snippet:
The 41-year old, who is eight months expecting with beau Tim Burton’s baby, does not like people advising her what to do during her pregnancy.
People - particularly men - saying with surprise, ‘You’re still drinking caffeine?’ as if I’m performing a criminal act on my unborn as I tuck into my treasured one-a-day cup of tea/coffee, the New York Post quoted her, as telling blackbookmag.com.
Well that was all but a paragraph, but it's good for their site!
And another from http://www.waleg.com regarding her pregnancy.
Information about a new book coming out about Hunter S. Thompson (a character that Johnny Depp portrayed) including an introduction indeed written by Johnny, who by the way is a great writer, you should defiantly check out some of his storys. Learn more at http://books.monstersandcritics.com And make sure that you check out the full NYT article, a link is at the bottom of the article.
And finally a sad note. Johnny's next scheduled project is, at this point in time, is postponed with the future looking bleak. Http://www.allheadlinenews.com writes;
Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - Johnny Depp's latest passion play has become the most recent victim of Hollywood's ongoing writer's strike: "Shantaram", slated for a February production start, has been indefinitely called off.
Warner Brothers studios bought an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts for some $2 million - a purchase fueled by the incessant fervor of Depp, who is also scheduled to produce the project alongside Graham King.
The epic story traces an escaped prisoner's rise and fall as a con artist and gun-runner in the slums of India. Esteemed screenwriter Eric Roth has been rewriting the adaptation with shooting supposedly planned for both India and New Mexico.
Nonetheless, Depp, director Mira Nair, and the studio all plan to move forward with the picture as soon as possible.