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Unformatted text preview: CTCS 466 December 5, 2007 Film: Sweeney Todd Intro- All have reactions to films, just your opinionmust respect everyones opinion- Something bad out of something good (Sound System)- Turturros film, made for him, personal film, turturros vision and fantasies- Hopkins last year I dont care what people think, its the movie I wanted to make, etc- Experimental film by Normal McLaren, was on the national film board of Canada- Constantly looking for new ideas, - Picture and sound interested him all his life, how they can be separated from eachother, how they can be played with- Take strips of 35mm film and paint and draw and scratch and sponge, use all sorts of tools right on the frames of film, 1 man film, worked with 1 assistant- Short Film Be Gone Dull Care (1949)- 24 frames per second in film, figure out beat, you can make sure that the beat comes on this frame, and this frame, and this frame, Mickey Mousing. Percussion would use little wood blocks for when he walks- originally a Broadway Show- Todd Slaughter british actor who did old barn storming melodramas, starred in the 30s version of Sweeney Todd (The story itself, not the musical)- Tim burton obviously went for actors who can sing, rather than singers who can act, a difficult choice for anyone who is adapting a musical to a film Q&A with Writer John Logan- One of the reasons he is a writer today is because of Sweeney todd on broadway...
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