Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ★★★★★

I am eternally in debt to timothy walter burton because this fucking indisputable masterpiece of a film brought about the GREATEST PLOT TWIST I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE let me set the scene: when I was in high school I got an assignment in religion class where we had to take a text of our choice & thematically compare it to The Bible & my classmates chose things like cinderella and that freaking kids' book about the fish with the glittering scales but because I was profoundly irritated at the entirely uncritiqued christianity being shoved down my throat - also, it must be said, I was a huge pretentious git - I wrote my whole essay on how sweeney todd was an accurate representation of god and how mrs lovett was the physical manifestation of subsequent unquestioned devotion and I handed it in fully expecting to fail and maybe get reprimanded by the head of department but instead to my disbelieving shock I got an A+ and my teacher and I spent twenty minutes discussing the minutiae of this musical because it turned out he'd played the judge when he was in high school

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