Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Slice me off a piece of that

You know, I’ve always really liked Helena Bonham Carter. From the first time I saw her porcelain perfection in “A Room With a View,” I knew I was in for a lifetime of adoration. OK, sure, she has had an unfortunate habit of absconding with her married directors. And, yes, she can on occasion don some questionable attire. But it’s her endlessly fascinating face that keeps me mesmerized. So I’m intrigued to see how “Sweeney Todd” turns out. Really, the entire cast is pretty awesome -- Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman, Anthony Head . And Tim Burton, well, he may not always make his dark fantastical visions work, but he is always -- at the very least -- interesting. And you’ve got to admire the crazy cojones on a guy who makes a murderous movie musical with the release date of Christmas. So now, just in time for Thanksgiving, bring on the meat pie!
[Click any to enlarge, plus the poster.]

Have a happy turkey day, all. Though if Mrs. Lovett offers you a slice of her specialty Thursday, just say no. Trust me on this.


Amanda said...

I love this musical and I'm really excited to see it. Even though Sweeney should be a baritone and Depp is more of a tenor.. hopefully it'll work out. It's gotten the approval of Sondheim so I'm hoping it's pretty good.

Anonymous said...

I want to like HBC, but I have a hard time ever since she betrayed her Howard's End co-star Emma Thompson (who can do no wrong in my eyes) for that icky Kenneth Branagh!