The opening credits to Sweeney Todd have been released:
- I was convinced they would abandon the pipe organ, but right there, after a few preliminary spooky and deep bass sounds, it is
- No factory whistle, but given that they probably won't maintain the device of having the whistle blow after every murder, that makes sense
- Love the device of seeing the blood flow through London, to Sweeney's chair, into the meat, into the sewers, and back out to see. One can easily imagine the transition to the first scene of Sweeney and Anthony arriving in London
- The use of the Ballad as the scoring is perfect, with a wonderful Tunick orchestration that sounds suitably filmic and big without veering too far from the sounds that make the piece of music so good to begin with
I also see this morning that the film got several Golden Globe nominations, including Picture (Musical/Comedy), Actor (Musical/Comedy), and Actress (Musical/Comedy).