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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/npr-there-will-be-blood-score-sublime-blood-sweeney-todd-at-sundays-oscars
    February 21, 2008|0 comments

    Tune in to ABC this Sunday night at 8 PM ET to catch the 80th annual Academy Awards. The Tim Burton-directed adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd has been nominated for three Academy Awards. Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood shares the distinction, with No Country for Old Men, of being the most nominated film this year.

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    stephen sondheim
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/there-will-be-blood-sweeney-earn-evening-standard-film-awards
    February 03, 2008|0 comments

    Jonny Greenwood picked up an Evening Standard British Film Award last night for Best Film Score for his contribution to There Will Be Blood. The film's star, Daniel Day-Lewis was named Best Actor. Helena Bonham Carter was recognized as Best Actress for her work both in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and in the small, independent film Conversations with Other Women.

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    stephen sondheim
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/evening-standard-five-of-five-stars-for-sweeney-the-spectacular
    January 23, 2008|0 comments

    The Evening Standard gives Sweeney Todd a perfect five out of five stars, dubbing the film "Sweeney the Spectacular" and calling it "just about perfect." With melodies that "tiptoe under our skin and refuse to leave," says the paper, Sweeney brings filmgoers to a "heightened state" that once entered is difficult to let go.

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    stephen sondheim
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/times-uk-four-stars-for-burtons-wonderful-adaptation-of-sondheims-sweeney-todd
    January 23, 2008|0 comments

    As Tim Burton's film version of Sweeney Todd gets set to open in the UK this weekend, the Times of London gives the film four stars, declaring it a "wonderful adaptation of Steven Sondheim’s musical ... that Burton was born to film." With the film now open in Australia as well, the Melbourne Herald Sun offers his praise for Johnny Depp's successful portrayal of the Demon Barber: "Sondheim's scores are notoriously difficult, yet Depp reveals a remarkable voice and receives fine support from his co-stars ... Depp, typically, leaves all other versions of Todd dead in the water."

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    stephen sondheim
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/multiple-oscar-nominations-go-to-there-will-be-blood-and-sweeney-todd
    January 21, 2008|0 comments

    The nominations for the 80th Academy Awards have been announced. Congratulations go to There Will Be Blood and Sweeney Todd, which have received a combined 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for There Will Be Blood and Best Actor for Sweeney Todd. The Awards will be handed out in Hollywood on February 24.

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    stephen sondheim
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/helena-bonham-carter-sings-sweeneys-praises-her-role-of-a-lifetime
    January 17, 2008|0 comments

    While on the set filming Sweeney Todd in the UK, Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the Demon Barber's cohort in crime, Mrs. Lovett, spoke with the Independent about the role she'd waited a lifetime to play. It wasn't a role that was simply handed to her, either, despite her relationship with the film's director, Tim Burton. It was only when the show's composer, Stephen Sondheim, gave her the OK that Bonham Carter's place was secured, and the couple could "burst into tears" of joy.

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    stephen sondheim
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/people-sweeney-soundtrack-like-a-grand-night-at-the-theater
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/broadway-world-sweeney-todd-shows-a-master-at-his-best
    January 07, 2008|0 comments

    'Tis the season for Sweeney Todd. With the Tim Burton-directed film in theaters across the country now and the national tour of the John Doyle-directed stage version making its way through the States, Broadway World's Beau Higgins writes: "I have come to the conclusion that Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, is certainly one of the greatest musicals ever created."

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    stephen sondheim
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/playbill-sweeney-todd-soundtrack-soars
    January 07, 2008|0 comments
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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ny-times-film-critics-suggest-oscar-noms-for-blood-and-sweeney

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