History Film / BBCSweeneyTodd

6th Nov '13 3:40:26 PM Tersa
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* BritishStuffiness: "Have you been... intimate... with him?" Justified in that it's set in the 1700s.

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* BritishStuffiness: "Have you been... intimate... with him?" Justified in that it's set in the 1700s.1800s.
19th Oct '13 12:29:56 PM Viira
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''Sweeney Todd'' is a film made by the BBC in 2006. It is mostly based on the original legend of SweeneyTodd, as written by Preskett Prest (or Rymer) in ''The String Of Pearls'' but deviates from this somewhat as well as including elements from [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sondheim's musical]]. It gives Sweeney a DarkAndTroubledPast (read: FreudianExcuse) and [[IncrediblyLamePun fleshes out]] his relationship with Mrs Lovett.

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''Sweeney Todd'' is a film made by the BBC in 2006. It is mostly based on the original legend of SweeneyTodd, as written by Preskett Prest (or Rymer) in ''The String Of Pearls'' but deviates from this somewhat as well as including elements from [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sondheim's musical]]. It gives Sweeney a DarkAndTroubledPast (read: FreudianExcuse) and [[IncrediblyLamePun fleshes out]] out his relationship with Mrs Lovett.
24th Feb '13 8:38:18 PM PaulA
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[[CaptainObvious A film made by the BBC]] in 2006. It is mostly based on the original legend of Sweeney Todd, as written by Preskett Prest (or Rymer) in ''The String Of Pearls'' but deviates from this somewhat as well as including elements from [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sondheim's musical]]. It gives Sweeney a DarkAndTroubledPast (read: FreudianExcuse) and [[IncrediblyLamePun fleshes out]] his relationship with Mrs Lovett.

[[SpotlightStealingSquad Though completely overshadowed by the Burton film which came out the following year]], it's well-researched and judged by many fans to be a worthy addition to the Sweeney {{Canon}}. [[UpToEleven Some fans take this even further]] and prefer it to the Burton adaptation, liking [[DarkerAndEdgier the gritty realism]] and [[EvenEvilHasStandards lack of singing]].

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[[CaptainObvious A ''Sweeney Todd'' is a film made by the BBC]] BBC in 2006. It is mostly based on the original legend of Sweeney Todd, SweeneyTodd, as written by Preskett Prest (or Rymer) in ''The String Of Pearls'' but deviates from this somewhat as well as including elements from [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sondheim's musical]]. It gives Sweeney a DarkAndTroubledPast (read: FreudianExcuse) and [[IncrediblyLamePun fleshes out]] his relationship with Mrs Lovett.

[[SpotlightStealingSquad Though completely overshadowed by the Burton film which came out the following year]], it's well-researched and judged by many fans to be a worthy addition to the Sweeney {{Canon}}. [[UpToEleven Some fans take this even further]] and prefer it to the Burton adaptation, liking [[DarkerAndEdgier the gritty realism]] and [[EvenEvilHasStandards lack of singing]].
Lovett.



* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: What, the pies are made with human flesh? Wow, didn't see that one coming.

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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: What, the The pies are made with human flesh? Wow, didn't see that one coming.flesh.



* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Hard. It's actually a plot point; Mrs Lovett can't bear the thought of her beauty being damaged, and has to come to terms with it.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Hard. It's actually a plot point; Mrs Lovett can't bear the thought of her beauty being damaged, and has to come to terms with it.



* CrazyJealousGuy: Oh boy oh ''boy''.
* DangerouslyCloseShave: Yes indeedy. Particularly towards the end of the film where Sweeney can barely restrain himself.
* DeusAngstMachina: Not quite as much as in the Sondheim version, but still. Sweeney's mother gets consumption when he's seven, sending him away so that he doesn't get to be by her side as she dies. His dad is a [[JerkAss crooked arsehole]] who manages to get Sweeney's brother hanged and Sweeney imprisoned for twenty years for his crimes. No wonder the poor guy goes crazy.
** What about Mrs Lovett? Married to a horrible man who beats her, then falls in love with somebody who seems protective, kind and understanding but is actually a serial killer?

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Oh boy oh ''boy''.
CrazyJealousGuy
* DangerouslyCloseShave: Yes indeedy. Particularly towards the end of the film where Sweeney can barely restrain himself.
* DeusAngstMachina: Not quite as much as in the Sondheim version, but still. DeusAngstMachina:
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Sweeney's mother gets consumption when he's seven, sending him away so that he doesn't get to be by her side as she dies. His dad is a [[JerkAss crooked arsehole]] who manages to get Sweeney's brother hanged and Sweeney imprisoned for twenty years for his crimes. No wonder the poor guy goes crazy.
** What about Mrs Lovett? Married Lovett is married to a horrible man who beats her, then falls in love with somebody who seems protective, kind and understanding but is actually a serial killer?killer.



* {{Gorn}}: Some. But nothing compared to the Burton version.
* GreenEyedMonster: And ''how''.
* HoYay: A certain "thank you for saving my life" hug. Enough said.

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* {{Gorn}}: Some. But nothing compared to the Burton version.
Some.
* GreenEyedMonster: And ''how''.
GreenEyedMonster
* HoYay: A certain "thank you for saving my life" hug. Enough said.



* ImAHumanitarian: Obviously.
* IfICantHaveYou: Dear God, Sweeney. Despite refusing to sleep with Mrs Lovett himself, he proceeds to kill on all of her subsequent lovers. After [[{{Squick}} watching them do it...]]

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* ImAHumanitarian: Obviously.
ImAHumanitarian
* IfICantHaveYou: Dear God, Sweeney. Despite refusing to sleep with Mrs Lovett himself, he proceeds to kill on all of her subsequent lovers. After [[{{Squick}} watching them do it...]]
24th Feb '13 8:32:06 PM PaulA
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[[CaptainObvious A film made by the BBC]] in 2006. It is mostly based on the original legend of Sweeney Todd, as written by Preskett Prest (or Rymer) in ''The String Of Pearls'' but deviates from this somewhat as well as including elements from Sondheim's musical. It gives Sweeney a DarkAndTroubledPast (read: FreudianExcuse) and [[IncrediblyLamePun fleshes out]] his relationship with Mrs Lovett.

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[[CaptainObvious A film made by the BBC]] in 2006. It is mostly based on the original legend of Sweeney Todd, as written by Preskett Prest (or Rymer) in ''The String Of Pearls'' but deviates from this somewhat as well as including elements from [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sondheim's musical. musical]]. It gives Sweeney a DarkAndTroubledPast (read: FreudianExcuse) and [[IncrediblyLamePun fleshes out]] his relationship with Mrs Lovett.
Lovett.
24th Feb '13 10:57:06 AM ikissfrogs
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* CoitusEnsues
24th Feb '13 10:56:17 AM ikissfrogs
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* DeusAngstMachina: Not quite as much as in the Sondheim version, but still. Sweeney's mother gets consumption when he's seven, sending him away so that he doesn't get to be by her side as she dies. His dad is a [[JerkAss crooked arsehole]] who manages to get Sweeney's brother hanged and Sweeney imprisoned for twenty years for his crimes. No wonder the poor guy goes crazy.
** What about Mrs Lovett? Married to a horrible man who beats her, then falls in love with somebody who seems protective, kind and understanding but is actually a serial killer?
24th Feb '13 10:36:46 AM ikissfrogs
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* DangerouslyCloseShave: Yes indeedy. Particularly towards the end of the film where Sweeney can barely restrain himself.


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* ImAHumanitarian: Obviously.
22nd Feb '13 11:26:28 AM ikissfrogs
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* CrazyJealousGuy: Oh boy oh ''boy''.



* Gorn: Some. But nothing compared to the Burton version.

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* Gorn: {{Gorn}}: Some. But nothing compared to the Burton version.
22nd Feb '13 11:22:02 AM ikissfrogs
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* Gorn: Some. But nothing compared to the Burton version.


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* PeepingTom: And not played for laughs.
20th Feb '13 12:26:22 PM ikissfrogs
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* EvilBrit: Quite possibly the most famous evil Brit in fiction.


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* HoYay: A certain "thank you for saving my life" hug. Enough said.


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* ReallyGetsAround: Mrs Lovett. Sadly, she pays the price.


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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Well, given that any modern retelling of the Sweeney Todd legend runs on this the way cars do on petrol, it's not really a surprise.
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