I haven't seen the Johnnie Depp version yet.
Helena Bonham-Carter is a terrible singer, and it really distracted me from the rest of the show, but visually the film is stunning.
If you get a chance you should see a stage production of it. :) It's an incredible show.
I've read this before, and reading it again...well, it's still bizarre. But, then what creation story isn't?
Ahahah, disco Sweeney Todd... It was amusing, but I've never seen it before so I can't really compare it to anything. For some reason I kept expecting Michael Jackson to pop up in the middle of the group and start doing that "Thriller" dance... xD
And that creation story; a cow was essentially the source of the gods? Talk about the importance of milk, dang, haha.. ^^;;
Wouldnt it have been funny if they had included Thriller in there? Id be all for it. ;) -- And if you get a chance you should see the stage production of Sweeney Todd. It's incredible, when done well. :)
And yeah? These creation stories are always so awesome.
I've used the name Niflheim as the name of an icy, dreary city in one of my bits of writing.
I didn't read the whole story that went with it though. Sweet!
Thats awesome! It's a great name for a city. :)
Aurgh! You're deliberately posting when I'm not at home, aren't you? How'm I supposed to get first place when you do that? ^_~
lol! Im sorry! I just post when I can. No rhyme or reason to it. Sorry darlin'!
LOL not 12 hours ago did I see the Johnny Depp version of Sweeny Todd! hahah, good show!
It's always so interesting to read different culture's telling of how the universe and earth was created!!!
Isn't it fun to read different accounts? :)
What did you think of Helena Bonham-Carter's singing voice? That was really the only downfall of the film for me. Sweeneys been my favorite musical since I was 12.
Disco Sweeney? Loved it! lol. I've seent the stage version before (I have that on DVD), but for some reason when the music started I though they were going to sing/dance to Thriller.
Isn't it awesome? :)
I love Sweeney so much. :)
It's funny you posted this story! My 7-year-old almost-stepdaughter & I just read it in a book of myths for children that we just bought on Saturday. Prior to then, I had never read it or heard of it, yet now here it is on LJ. Tres bizarre!
That's awesome! =) Good timing, I guess. What did she think of the story?
Have you ever seen any other version but the film? Helena Bonham-Carter has such a bad voice ( I think) that it really distracted me during the film.
If you haven't seen the two dvd's of the musical you should really check them out. :) Lots of music that was cut out of the film on there too.
And that's cool. ;) I'll take a look.
oh very interesting story! hadnt heard that, thanks :)
You're welcome! :) Glad you enjoyed.
How did Buri manage to get grandchildren if there was only a cow and another bloke?
Loved Sweeny Todd. But I think, for the most part anyway, the songwriter should be shot. The singing voices were fine, in fact I thought Johnny Depp was pretty good, even with the pigswill he had to sing.
The story was great, the direction was great, the acting was great, but the songs (not the singing) had to be endured.
In fact, while it was also pretty cringeworthy, the disco song was better than any featured in the film. Were they the same songs that were in the stage show? Might explain a bit.
I went out clubbing dressed as Mrs Lovett not long ago *grin*
Woooow. Stephen Sondheim is arguably the most talented musical theatre composer and writer ever.
You just don't like musicals in general then? What kind of music do you prefer?