Bloody Hell!, Part 2: The "Sweeney Todd" Edition

You know, I kind of like the new Sweeney Todd movie, even though I can't really sing along to Sondheim musicals. As you know, that's how I measure the greatness of a musical—I have to be able to stand on my seat, wearing a cape and being blown by a wind machine, and belt out tunes as they unfold onscreen. But there were a lot of other things to keep me occupied here, not the least of which are a series of well-choreographed, bloody, throat-slashing murders and Johnny Depp's David Bowie impersonation.

However, the musical's central love song, "Johanna," does go down easy and roll off the tongue. I mean, you MUST listen to some of this. Click play, click play, click play, promise me you'll click play and listen to at least a few seconds:


9 comments:

  1. see, i was worried about sweeney because i loved the stage version so much, but i was actually pretty satisfied with it.

    oh my god.

    and i saw Juno FINALLY last night.
    frikkin amazing. i am in love with that movie.

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  2. gosh , that song IS catchyyy ..

    JOANNNAAA ...

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  3. Ha ha ha ha ha! I punk'd people with that Kool & the Gang song! Ha ha ha ha ha!

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  4. This is the REAL Joanna, as far as I'm concerned!

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  5. If it makes you feel any better, you owned me. Now I've got "Babababababababababababababa" stuck in my head.

    I feel like Goldie Hawn in Overboard.

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  6. i'm going to have a hard time with this, as i, too, saw the broadway revival of this two years ago..

    i'll let you know when i see it (which is god knows when... the uk won't get it until the week after i leave)

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  7. I was perfectly happy to listen to some Kool & the Gang, thank you. I have this pull to see Sweeney Todd, yet for all my movie-musical love, I am a Sondheim naif. Maybe I should wait until they issue ST as a Sing It PS2 game first...

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  8. You are crew-elle, Prince G.....

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  9. Oh, this song sent me waaaaay back!Thanks for the memories.

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