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The A To Z Of Tim Burton
The Alice in Wonderland director's career in 26 easy pieces
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The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Sweeney Todd
The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

One hell of a long time coming, this film version of Stephen Sondheim's devilish musical took 25 years to come into being - and only after Burton carefully explained his vision to Sondheim and granted him ultimate cast approval� apart from our man Johnny, who he insisted be on board, despite never having sung before on film. In fact, he didn't realise he'd have to sing live at first, saying, "I thought I'd just get on set and lip-synch. It was mortifying." To avoid accusations of nepotism, Helena Bonham-Carter sent 12 tapes of herself singing to Sondheim to prove her worth - and Sacha Baron Cohen, playing Adolfo Pirelli, sang the whole score of Fiddler On The Roof to get the part. A good while in the making, sure, but there was a whole of lot love in those meat pies, and no mistake.

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1 RE: Make us a film please Tim?
Posted on Friday March 5, 2010, 11:06 by JIm R
enius, love his films. t="trebuchet ms"] ith Hitchcock, my fave director. Read More

2 Make us a film please Tim?
Posted on Thursday March 4, 2010, 22:43 by film nut
The Batman films Tim did were always the best. I always used to read the Batman graphic novels and later there was a Robin set also. It would be good if Tim could make a Robin film, the kind of dark, gothic look would be perfect and you could count on it being well made. The film would write itself virtually and im sure plenty of people would go see it. Hope for it by 2011ish, sure it will make a packet :-) Read More


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