Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) short review


I’ve never seen the musical on which this film was based, so have no emotional attachment that it seems so many have… I found the plot underwhelming and the music too “musical” (in the Broadway sense). However, I thought the visuals were stunning, both costume design and set decoration. A mixed bag for me!


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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  1. MoHub

    You need to see the PBS broadcast of the stage production with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn. It’s the benchmark for Sweeney Todd