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    "Sweeney Todd" Is a "Cause for Celebration"

    The Tim Burtondirected film adaptation of Sweeney Todd is "cause for celebration" among both film and musical theatre buffs, says the Phoenix New Times (AZ). And if there was any doubt about whether the classic Stephen Sondheim musical could flourish on screen, reports reviewer Scott Foundas, "Tim Burton pulled it off." He writes:

    Nearing the end of an uncommonly strong year for American movies, he's taken a hallowed classic of the modern musical theater ... and somehow managed to produce something magical ... as fully satisfying a screen version of [Sweeney] as I can imagine. And of all the new-millennium Hollywood musicals ... it's the only one that succeeds both musically and cinematically. It breathes new life into the genre ...

    To read the full review, visit phoenixnewtimes.com.

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"Sweeney Todd" Is a "Cause for Celebration"

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The Tim Burtondirected film adaptation of Sweeney Todd is "cause for celebration" among both film and musical theatre buffs, says the Phoenix New Times (AZ). "Nearing the end of an uncommonly strong year for American movies, he's taken a hallowed classic of the modern musical theater ... and somehow managed to produce something magical ... as fully satisfying a screen version of [Sweeney] as I can imagine. And of all the new-millennium Hollywood musicals ... it's the only one that succeeds both musically and cinematically. It breathes new life into the genre."

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The Tim Burtondirected film adaptation of Sweeney Todd is "cause for celebration" among both film and musical theatre buffs, says the Phoenix New Times (AZ). And if there was any doubt about whether the classic Stephen Sondheim musical could flourish on screen, reports reviewer Scott Foundas, "Tim Burton pulled it off." He writes:

Nearing the end of an uncommonly strong year for American movies, he's taken a hallowed classic of the modern musical theater ... and somehow managed to produce something magical ... as fully satisfying a screen version of [Sweeney] as I can imagine. And of all the new-millennium Hollywood musicals ... it's the only one that succeeds both musically and cinematically. It breathes new life into the genre ...

To read the full review, visit phoenixnewtimes.com.

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