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His Skin Was Pale and His Eye Was Odd

Just in time for Christmas, this heart-warming
film hits theaters, the story of a selfless barber who feeds the hungry and
makes the streets less crowded. 

Yes, a new Sweeney Todd, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and
Helena Bonham Carter, joins the long, proud, extraordinarily well-populated history
of this particular gruesome tale, which includes Thomas Peckett’s Victorian era
newspaper serial The String of Pearls
(1846), George Dibdin Pitt’s melodrama (1847), Christopher Bond’s play (1973), Stephen
Sondheim’s musical
(1979), the BBC’s television movie (2006), and the recent
Broadway revival
starring Tony winners Michael Cerveris and Patti LuPone. 

Whew! So what’s new in this one? Well, it’s got Johnny Depp. Singing!

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