History Film / SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet

7th Oct '17 2:21:36 PM TheTropingGopher
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: London's Tower Bridge was not yet constructed in 1846, the year that the film is set in. In fact, construction wouldn't have even started for another forty years.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: London's Tower Bridge was not yet constructed in 1846, the year that the film is set in. In fact, construction wouldn't have even started for another until 1886, a whole forty years.years later.
7th Oct '17 2:18:44 PM TheTropingGopher
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: London's Tower Bridge was not constructed during the year that the film is set, yet the ship that Anthony and Sweeney are arriving aboard in the beginning of the film has no trouble going underneath it as the bridge raises.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: London's Tower Bridge was not yet constructed during in 1846, the year that the film is set, yet the ship that Anthony and Sweeney are arriving aboard in the beginning of the film has no trouble going underneath it as the bridge raises.set in. In fact, construction wouldn't have even started for another forty years.
7th Oct '17 2:13:39 PM TheTropingGopher
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*ArtisticLicenseHistory: London's Tower Bridge was not constructed during the year that the film is set, yet the ship that Anthony and Sweeney are arriving aboard in the beginning of the film has no trouble going underneath it as the bridge raises.
24th Sep '17 12:20:01 PM PistolsAtDawn
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It is based on [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet the Sondheim musical of the same name]], which was based on the Christopher Bond version of the legendary story of an English barber who murdered his customers and, with the help of his neighbor Mrs. Lovett, [[ImAHumanitarian made them into pies]].

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It is based on [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet the Sondheim musical of the same name]], which was based on the Christopher Bond version of the legendary story of an English barber who murdered his customers and, with the help of his neighbor Mrs. Lovett, [[ImAHumanitarian [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies made them into pies]].
16th Jul '17 6:05:17 PM Kalli
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* ExactWords: Mrs. Lovett's defense when Todd learns [[spoiler:his wife was alive: "I said she took arsenic; I never said she died!"]]
10th Jul '17 3:53:22 PM foxley
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* CannibalLarder: Mrs. Lovett's evil basement is where she turns the corpses that Sweeney produces into pies for her customers. [[spoiler:Poor Toby winds up locked in there near the end and soon discovers what the pies are being made of when he sees the fingernail in one of the pies he's eating, and then sees the Beadle getting dropped down the chute and into the room]].
26th Feb '17 11:57:55 AM Ciara25
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Sweeney Todd may get his revenge, but he also unknowingly kills his long lost wife Lucy, and when he finds out Mrs. Lovett knew who Lucy was all along, he throws her into the oven to be burned alive. As he begins to sing a reprise of "The Barber And His Wife," Toby, who is implied to have been driven insane by what he has seen and done, emerges from the sewers and kills Todd himself, with his own razor, no less. The last shot is the now-dead Todd holding his dead wife.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Sweeney [[spoiler:Anthony manages to get Johanna out of the asylum, but they're now on the run and Johanna is quite obviously scarred for life. Sweeney Todd may get his revenge, but he also unknowingly kills his long lost wife Lucy, and when he finds out Mrs. Lovett knew who Lucy was all along, along and lied to him, he throws her into the oven to be burned alive. As he begins to sing a reprise of "The Barber And His Wife," Toby, who is implied to have been driven insane by what he has seen and done, emerges from the sewers and kills Todd himself, with his own razor, no less. The last shot is the now-dead Todd holding his dead wife.]]
30th Jan '17 8:28:29 AM NWolfman
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* ShoutOut: Sweeney's hair and wardrobe resemble the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYp6OOBkyYQ lead singer of The Damned]] in a concert video of their song Video Nasty.

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Sweeney's hair and wardrobe resemble the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYp6OOBkyYQ lead singer of The Damned]] in a concert video of their song Video "Video Nasty."
** The pose that Todd and Mrs. Lovett strike at the end of "A Little Priest" is meant to resemble the poster for the original West End production.
30th Jan '17 8:23:10 AM NWolfman
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: As mentioned on the page for the musical, Sweeney becomes so obsessed with revenge that he ends up becoming just as inhumane as the man he actually ''wants'' to kill by casually slaughtering anyone and everyone.
30th Jan '17 8:18:58 AM NWolfman
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* RapeLeadsToInsanity: Lucy, [[spoiler: aka the begger woman]]. One line in "Poor Thing" mentions that she could handle raising a child alone, her husband's jailing and Turpin's persistent advances, but being cornered while drunk and raped pushed her over the edge.



* RealityEnsues: Once Sweeney's finished singing 'Epiphany', Mrs Lovett--not looking at all impressed--asks dryly "That's all very well, but what're we going to do about ''him?"'' Alluding to [[spoiler:Pirelli's corpse stuffed in the trunk]]. Cue Todd awkwardly getting up off his knees.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues
** While out in the marketplace, Sweeney sees Judge Turpin out of the corner of his eye and reaches for his razor before Mrs. Lovett quietly tells him that a crowded market is ''not'' the place to commit a murder. Cue Sweeney slowly putting his blade away and looking at the ground sheepishly.
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Once Sweeney's finished singing 'Epiphany', Mrs Lovett--not looking at all impressed--asks dryly "That's all very well, but what're we going to do about ''him?"'' Alluding to [[spoiler:Pirelli's corpse stuffed in the trunk]]. Cue Todd awkwardly getting up off his knees.



* TrailersAlwaysLie: Thanks to the film's advertising, many people had no idea it was a musical until they saw it in theaters.

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* TrailersAlwaysLie: Thanks to the The film's advertising, many people had advertising makes no idea mention of the fact that this is a musical. Arguably, it was a wasn't necessary because the musical until they saw it in theaters.is still quite popular, but a handful of audiences were surprised.
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