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    NY Mag: "Sweeney Todd" Is "Brilliantly Intense"

    Johnny Depp and Tim Burton grace the cover of New York magazine's Best of 2007 issue this week, which wittily names the duo's film version of Sweeney Todd "The Best Serial Killer Musical Ever!"

    Inside the magazine is a more serious evaluation from critic David Edelstein of "Tim Burton's brilliantly intense adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's great musical." Edelstein compliments Depp and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter for their "riveting" performances and Burton for filming the duo "with such loving intimacy that their fever takes hold." (In the same sanguine paragraph, he also praises Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood as "freaky," "transfixing," and "sublime.")

    Also in the Best of issue is an interview with Depp and Burton, in which the actor confirms his efforts to channel a bit of Iggy Pop in his performance and reveals another inspiration: star of stage and screen, Anthony Newley.

    To read Edelstein's article in New York, click here. To read the interview, click here.

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NY Mag: "Sweeney Todd" Is "Brilliantly Intense"

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Johnny Depp and Tim Burton grace the cover of New York magazine's Best of 2007 issue this week, which wittily names the duo's film version of Sweeney Todd "The Best Serial Killer Musical Ever!" Inside the magazine is a more serious evaluation from critic David Edelstein of "Tim Burton's brilliantly intense adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's great musical." Edelstein compliments Depp and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter for their "riveting" performances and Burton for filming the duo "with such loving intimacy that their fever takes hold."

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Johnny Depp and Tim Burton grace the cover of New York magazine's Best of 2007 issue this week, which wittily names the duo's film version of Sweeney Todd "The Best Serial Killer Musical Ever!"

Inside the magazine is a more serious evaluation from critic David Edelstein of "Tim Burton's brilliantly intense adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's great musical." Edelstein compliments Depp and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter for their "riveting" performances and Burton for filming the duo "with such loving intimacy that their fever takes hold." (In the same sanguine paragraph, he also praises Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood as "freaky," "transfixing," and "sublime.")

Also in the Best of issue is an interview with Depp and Burton, in which the actor confirms his efforts to channel a bit of Iggy Pop in his performance and reveals another inspiration: star of stage and screen, Anthony Newley.

To read Edelstein's article in New York, click here. To read the interview, click here.

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