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by gemini
Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Question #6 - Mrs. Lovett
Replies: 30
Views: 5063

Ok, First I agree with most of what has been said already so I might as well give it a go. The Peter Haining version which, as I said before, does not include all the characters and centers on Sweeny and Mrs Lovett. She is more manipulated by Sweeney even though she is a willing accomplice. She does...
by gemini
Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Question #5 - Women
Replies: 23
Views: 3880

In Haining's book,Mrs L is seen as an intimate of Sweeney..The implication is that he discovered the connecting tunnels and rooms between his house and her shop and they were initially used as an easy way of communictiong. It was only later that he came up with his devilish idea.The Charles Fox ver...
by gemini
Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Question #5 - Women
Replies: 23
Views: 3880

Do we know which version Tim and Johnny will do? Could it be a combination of versions? Just picked up my DVD. It's the Landsbury one. I hope it's not the one with the screeches on it! I thought it was a done deal that they were doing the Sondeim version. From what I have seen here, I think it is t...
by gemini
Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Question #5 - Women
Replies: 23
Views: 3880

Attitude towards women was tuff.

My first thought on the attitude towards women was that when life is tuff it seems always worse for women. Delving a little deeper and speaking from the Peter Haining version here are some thoughts. Sweeney's father a silk weaver, was said to have forced him and his mother to wind silk on bobbins an...
by gemini
Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: What Versions of Sweeney Todd Have You Read/Seen?
Replies: 63
Views: 11609

Sondhiem's version of Sweeney Todd

I ran across this short read for those of you who have not read or seen the Sondhiem version. I can picture Johnny fitting this version more so than the Peter Haining version. Here is the Arizona Opera Synopses of Sondheims's Sweeney Todd http://www.azopera.com/learn.php?subcat=operasynopsis&sub...
by gemini
Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: What Versions of Sweeney Todd Have You Read/Seen?
Replies: 63
Views: 11609

Well , I am just trying to catch up to you ladies. I ordered "The Demon Barber of Fleet St" by George Dibdin Pitt but it still hasn't arrived :banghead: In the mean time I read the only thing I could find in my library "The real story of the demon barber of Fleet street"by Peter...
by gemini
Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Question #4 ~ Setting
Replies: 29
Views: 5196

The 1700s London era adds the macabre flavor to the setting. The extreme poverty of the masses create the desparation and misery of everyday life, and the differences between the classes. These things create the basis for the plot, revenge for suffering and poverty and the need for money to escape t...
by gemini
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: What Versions of Sweeney Todd Have You Read/Seen?
Replies: 63
Views: 11609

Well , I am just trying to catch up to you ladies. I ordered "The Demon Barber of Fleet St" by George Dibdin Pitt but it still hasn't arrived :banghead: In the mean time I read the only thing I could find in my library "The real story of the demon barber of Fleet street"by Peter ...
by gemini
Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Question #3 - Lighten Up
Replies: 47
Views: 9135

Not much on musicals.

Well, not having seen the musical puts me at a little disadvantage here and makes this a harder question. I truly hate always being negative on this topic, but I am really no fan of musicals. Just a guess, It seems that words spoken or sang the meaning is the same, and the tune may only make it more...
by gemini
Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Question #2 ~ Popularity
Replies: 45
Views: 8465

Scream Awards prove there is an audience for Sweeny Todd!

Just had to add an after thought since I just watched the Scream Awards on Spike TV. Obviously there are a lot of people who disagree with me about horror and love it. I watched this award show with my eyes covered in half of the scenes but those present really enjoyed this show because of the horro...
by gemini
Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Question #2 ~ Popularity
Replies: 45
Views: 8465

Curiosity?

First, as I mentioned before this discussion started, it is very out of character for me to even read this story. I have a very real distaste for violent films especially the ones with not much plot like chain saw massacres. I think these movies should be censored more than pornography.. Even the Ni...
by gemini
Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Question #1 ~ A Supreme Criminal
Replies: 34
Views: 5772

Need black washing?

Personally I hate to think that someone could be totally evil. Although some of the things I read in the news make me pause to think I may be mistaken. As Sweeney tidbits show, there certainly was a lot of cruelty and hopelessness in the lives of people in that time. I tend to think that something i...
by gemini
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Discussion at ONBC
Replies: 40
Views: 7941

Better late than never!

Better Late than never, I ordered Sweeny Todd. Count me in ONBC. Well I love to read but will be honest and tell you that if not for ONBC Sweeny Todd would not be my book of choice. I feel about the book the same as I do the movie. Not my type of movie but I will be there drooling over Johnny regard...
by gemini
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: ONBC MONDAY NIGHT THREAD - 5 Lists of 5 Again
Replies: 126
Views: 17870

Lix said
Hi Gemini. to ONBC. All of those books and Desiderata count.

I'll just have to read something the same time as you all discuss it.
by gemini
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: ONBC MONDAY NIGHT THREAD - 5 Lists of 5 Again
Replies: 126
Views: 17870

Ok I did my homework

Ooooh this looks like fun. If I can just remember. Favorite Johnny Lines 1. “There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.” 2. ""This is either madne...

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