Thursday, February 4, 2010

More on Sweeney Todd

I am one of those people that when find a theme that they like, they squeeze it to death. I was watching yesterday the special features of the Sweeney Todd movie, and found out a lot of interesting facts.

The one I liked the most was founding out that the writer of the original Sweeney Todd tale was Thomas Prest, and that the original title was "A String of Pearls", published by the penny dreadfuls. Being a huge fan of Gothic literature, I ran to Amazon and found the tale available for Kindle, along with a complete version of Varney the Vampire. Of course I purchased both, and I have already begun the lecture of "A string of pearls".

I also didn't know that there was a theatrical musical version starring Angela Lansbury, and I may purchase that as well. I am going to immerse myself in the legend...


Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Hi again, if you havnt got it, get this book its great, it goes with the movie, a sort of movie guide with 200 photos an dloads of interviews and stack sof info on Sweeney Todd, not just on the film but a whole history. The photos will be great for you to use as a help with your project. I just checked and you can get it on
Kate xx

Kaleidoskopic Romance said...

Thank you Kate! I did not know about it, and I will probably buy it :)