Sunday, December 16, 2007

It's all Sweeney, all the time

And to continue my Sweeney-posting trend, here is this morning's article in the NY Times about Sondheim, and how he approached slicing and dicing his murderous masterpiece for the silver screen.

And slice and dice it he did. Sounds like much of the great score is on the cutting room floor. And unlike a musical like, say, Rent, where you sit through the half of the score that is forgettable to get to the brilliant, about 100% of Sweeney is brilliant.

Is it tragic? Perhaps not if, as Sondheim himself avers, it makes it a great movie, not just a filming of a stage show.

Continue to be incredibly curious and all worked up with anticipation.

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