Who Is Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd Affect The Broadway Show?

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The film of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) has its charm in musical, and its dark twist to it. The musical adds the dramatic environment throughout the original Broadway show and film to capture the audiences’ attention. The musical thriller has the audience captivated by its gruesome storyline as well. The first Sweeney Todd made its appearance in England during the 1840s, and later made its way out to London. After, Stephen Sondheim, a well known Broadway musical producer viewed the play in London, he decided to ask the writer Hugh Wheeler to collaborate with him in order to make this into a musical of his own. After they created the Broadway musical, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1979 show had the winning of the Tony Award that retells the melodramatic Victorian tale of Sweeney Todd. (3) In 2007, Tim Burton decided to recreate the Broadway show into a film. He was so interested by how different this musical was made. Plot is identified as “the author’s arrangement of incidents in a story. It is the organizing principle that controls the order of events that is occurring in the story.” (Meyer 43) Also, throughout the storyline of Sweeney Todd…show more content…
(Skopinsky) The characters have an important role in the story because they drive the entire plot and what will occur during the story. Meyers noted that, “the characters are influenced by events just as events are shaped by the characters” (Meyer 76). During the movie of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the actor’s in the film bring the characters to life. While they’re in character they make themselves believe it, so the viewers can believe their role in the film. Also, to make the movie flow better, the director has the actors dressed and styled into character to provide on how they’re suppose to look like in the

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