We went to see Sweeney Todd on opening weekend, I was so, so elated. I left the theater flipping out with happiness and relief, 'cause Tim really pulled it off.
In fact, I hope that as the movie wrapped, he was singing to himself Henry Higgins' song from My Fair Lady: "I did it, I did it...I said that I would do it, and indeed I did" (or something to that effect).
On the second viewing this past weekend, I was even more pleased. The clothes are incredible (that Colleen Atwood is really something else...she designed the clothes for one of my favorite clothes-movies, Lemony Snickett's A Series of Unfortunate Events). She also designed costumes for many other Tim Burton classics like Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, etc.
The HBC is wonderful, wonderful, and Mister Depp is too. So is the little guttersnipe that plays Toby. And Alan Rickman, who is always a dream. If you aren't afraid of Hammer-style comical bloodletting, you must get yourself to the cineplex and see for yourself!
Thanks, Tim Burton! It was one of my very favorite Christmas presents.
And Happy New Year, dear applets!
I have to go get cracking on the food and drinks I promised would be availed to our friends later on this evening.
I have silly party hats. But I think they'll still want food.