Sweeney Todd: Oscar-caliber?

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Sweeney Todd looks really cool. I’m not the biggest Tim Burton fan, but I love the musical and Johnny Depp is pretty much awesome in everything he does. I saw this article and was sort of taken aback. Possible Oscar material? I can see maybe for art direction or something, but I wasn’t really thinking that it could be nominated for the big awards. It’s very rare that a horror film is a musical, let alone is nominated for an Oscar. Kinda cool if you ask me.

My beef with Sweeney Todd is in the advertising. Nobody realizes that this film is a musical. I wonder if there will be a backlash?

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  1. I’m looking forward to this, and hopefully it won’t be a big disappointment. I’m of fan of Tim Burton pre-Planet of the Apes movies. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was entertaining, but ever since Planet of the Apes, he hasn’t made a movie that I really like. I got really excited about going to see Corpse Bride & later realized I should have went to see the Wallace & Gromit movie instead.

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