Archived from on October 5, 2007. In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker is married to the gorgeous Lucy and they have a lovely child, Johanna. Toby leaves as Todd bleeds to death over his dead wife. A few days later, Pirelli arrives at Todd's shop, with his boy assistant. Storyline: Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. . The film was chosen by as one of the and won a number of awards, including for and , as well as the.
Burton's domestic partner was cast in October 2006, as well as. Archived from on October 12, 2008. Sondheim, although not directly involved, was extensively consulted during production. Archived from on December 14, 2007. Archived from on December 27, 2007.
Although he turned down the offer, Mendes and producer obtained his approval to use writer instead. Archived from on August 6, 2008. The film received the award for Best Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy genre, and Depp for his performance as Sweeney Todd. Based on the hit Broadway musical. The beauty of Lucy attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin, who falsely accuses the barber of a crime that he did not commit and abuses Lucy later after gaining custody of her. An release was announced for the same date, but due to the discontinuation of the format, Paramount canceled this version in preference for international distribution of the Blu-ray release. Pirelli identifies himself as Todd's former assistant, Davy Collins, and threatens to reveal Todd's secret unless Todd gives him half his earnings.
Meanwhile, Anthony brings Johanna, disguised as a sailor, to the shop, and has her wait there while he leaves to find a coach. As Turpin enters, Todd explains that Johanna had repented and is coming to him, then offers a free shave in the meantime. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was released in the on December 21, 2007 and in the on January 25, 2008 to largely positive reviews from critics. Yet when he sings, his voice crackles and breaks with sadness. My brother had a white spot growing up, and his son has this kind of shock of white in his hair. Todd vows revenge, and re-opens his barber shop after Mrs. Lovett scream in horror in the basement when the dying Turpin grabs at her dress, Todd lets Johanna go.
Beyond his good pitch and , the expressive colorings of his singing are crucial to the portrayal. I just wandered into the theatre and it just blew me away because I'd never really seen anything that had the mixture of all those elements. He opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family. These people are not professional singers, so to do a musical like this which I think is one of the most difficult musicals, they all went for it. The film was included in the 's top ten films of 2007, and Burton was presented with their award for Best Director. Anthony searches for Johanna, whom Turpin has sent to an upon discovering her plans to elope with Anthony. He meets the widow Mrs.
Worldwide releases followed during January and February 2008, with the film performing well in the and. Production designer created a darker, more sinister London by adapting and its surrounding area. I was impressed with him. It's more about catharsis than it is a literal thing. That streak of white hair became the shock of that rage.
Archived from on June 2, 2008. I didn't look at those characters and think, 'This will be the sweetest guy in the world'. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd. A was released on October 21, 2008. Worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon—as there are rumours that it is undetectable by radar—the British send ex-Vietnam War pilot, Mitchell Gant on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal the Firefox. Bonham Carter was herself nominated for a , and Depp received a nomination for the. I remember saying to Tim, 'My God, do we dare do this? I've got plenty of brownie points at the moment.
Todd has Toby deliver a letter to Turpin, telling him where Johanna will be brought when Anthony frees her. Archived from on December 11, 2007. Archived from on December 18, 2007. The film was also nominated for two awards, in the categories of Costume Design and Make Up and Hair. Depp, not known for his singing, took lessons in preparation for his role, which producer acknowledged was something of a gamble.
He meets the widow Mrs. A beggar woman enters the shop in search of Bamford, and Johanna hides in the trunk. Lovett that neighbors have been complaining of the stink from her chimney. However, the dispute was resolved in time for the official release. In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker is married to the gorgeous Lucy and they have a lovely child, Johanna. The barbering and pie-making businesses prosper, and Mrs. He's basically a dead person when you meet him; the only thing that's keeping him going is the one single minded thing which is tragic.