Sweeney Todd and Tim Burton’s Christmas Connection
It would seem that director Tim Burton has an unparalleled love for the holidays. The gothic-leaning filmsmith’s latest movie, an adaptation of the Broadway musical, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” is due out in theatres on December 21, 2007 — days before the Christmas holiday.
While Sweeney Todd isn’t the warmest of characters (although the “meat pies” he makes from his victims are piping hot), Burton has seemed to have some luck with films around the warmest of seasons. With the Victorian-era styled “Sweeney Todd” springing to mind the similarly attired characters of Charles’ Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” it also calls to mind yet another holiday-themed Tim Burton film.
Still possessing a rabid fan following over ten years after its original theatrical release, Nightmare Before Christmas is another stroke of luck and genius on Burton’s part centering around the holidays.
Make the holidays a little more festive if you’re similarly gothic-ly inclined and host your own Christmas-time Tim Burton film festival. Dress up in costumes inspired by several of his films — or head to his latest in either Victorian or Sally n’ Skellington style! Just so long as you make it merry!