Of Demon Barbers And Mad Hatters

| Related | September 26, 2013

(My dad and I are watching ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ together. I choose the movie because I like Tim Burton, I like the music, and I am used to seeing stage productions. On the stage, the killing is indicated with a motion, and red scarves/ribbons are used to indicate blood. We are given an idea of what we are in for after just seeing the violent killing of Sasha Baron Cohen’s character.)

Dad: “Oh my…”

(The scene switches to Sweeney’s barbershop, where Alan Rickman’s character, the one whom Johnny Depp’s character is plotting revenge against, comes in for a shave.)

Dad: “Oh, God!”

Me: *in a stage whisper* “Dad! He can’t kill him now! Otherwise there’d be no movie!”

(I manage to convince my dad to see Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ with me by promising him there is no throat-slitting in that one.)

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