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Dec. 21st, 2007

08:36 pm - Sweeney Todd

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I saw it today! Johnny Depp makes a great Sweeney Todd, who can indeed sing (his singing voice sounds a bit like David Bowie) and Helena Bonham Carter is an appropriately gothy Mrs. Lovett, maker of the worst meat pies in London until about the middle of the movie.

It's unusually bloody for a film based on a Broadway musical! Really, you can see blood squirting from necks onscreen. The first neck is that of Signor Pirelli, played by Sacha Baron Cohen in a fake Italian accent. The last belongs (or does it?) to the evil Judge Snape Turpin (Alan Rickman), killed by the monster he created when he sent poor Benjamin Barker to an Australian prison colony on false charges 15 years before the events of the movie. Anyway, if you're interested in something macabre this holiday season, you can do no better or bloodier than to see "Sweeney Todd". Though you might decide to eat at a vegetarian restaurant afterwards... :}

Also I found a new Cars diecast figure: Pit Crew Member Fabulous Hudson Hornet, which is Doc in his "Fabulous" paint job, wearing a headset. Oh, and I got a piece of wood sawed!

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From:doodlesthegreat
Date:December 22nd, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
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You know who's going to want that Doc Hudson figure, right? =};-3
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 22nd, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
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She's been helping me get other figures!
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From:typographer
Date:December 22nd, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
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It's unusually bloody for a film based on a Broadway musical!

Every stage performance of Sweeney I've ever seen had blood spurting from necks quite graphically....
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 22nd, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
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Really? Huh, they didn't do that in the performance I saw at Hanszen College at Rice.
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From:wbwolf
Date:December 22nd, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)

The scariest thing in the world....

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I'm more interested in that piece of wood that you got sawed.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 22nd, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)

Re: The scariest thing in the world....

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We ordered one of those over-and-around-the-toilet spacesaver hutch things for the bathroom, and have been assembling it. Then we found that if we built it according to the specs, it would block a crucial electrical socket. So we decided to cut a section off the back board to leave space for the socket.

I took it to Home Depot today to see if they'd cut it for me. The guy there explained it's not their policy to cut boards for people unless the board was purchased there, but I explained my situation ("I was hoping to have someone who knows what they're doing cut the board for me", "All we have is some old rusty saws in the garage"), and the guy took pity on me and cut the board for me.

This weekend I'm going to attach the board and finally put the upper half of the whole thing in place! Then we can fill it with shampoos and toothpastes and whatnot.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:December 22nd, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
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One way that my mom is more masculine than me: She likes macabre musicals and I'd rather avoid them. Little Shop of Horrors is my main exception, and even then, I prefer the cheesy happy ending used in the Rick Moranis movie.
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