Last night I went to the movies. I watched Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd". Yes I know I took my time but I always go the last two weeks before a movie is removed from the theatres because … well isn't it obvious? A misanthrope like me always tries to interact with people as little as possible. So, the theatre was nearly empty. Last show of the night, a slow and dreary Sunday. The movie is a marvel!!! It is a visual orgy of beauty; and the core of Burton's soul is embedded on the film. It is most probably the most beautiful film I have ever seen. The music and script, which is based on the original Broadway play, (John Logan screenplay and Stephen Sondheim musical) is at times brilliant and at times a little corky; and this is just about the only negative thing I can say about this masterpiece. The film is more like an operetta than a musical. I loved evil Johnny!!! He can offer so much as a villain, I really hope to see him in more films like this. The make up and clothes are taken right out of my darkest dreams. Johnny and Helena , who have previously worked together in Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" look like they jumped right out from their "Corpse Bride" animated characters and took human form. They were both an absolute pleasure to watch. I left the theatre with a smile on my face and a "blue" in my soul. Mr Burton did it again. He has bewitched me. Mr Tim, I love you I love you I love you!!!
And for those who frown on the idea of watching a musical …. Think again. I'll tell you only this: "Nightmare before Christmas", "Corpse Bride", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". All musicals! All remarkable!
Plus, don't forget one of the best movies of all times "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" ;)
So, get over your sad self and go watch one of the most BEAUTIFUL pictures ever made. The Photography is ridiculously good. The sets are out of this world, the camera work is ingenious the editing is excellent and the direction of this film is done by a deity! I am going to watch it over and over and over again . . .
Thank you for reading and, have a lousy day :)