Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A Stephen Sondheim Musical Interlude

This is a movie blog most times, sometimes a TV blog but I can't let today pass without celebrating one of the greatest composers and lyricist - Stephen Sondheim. He won his only Oscar for his work on Dick Tracy, so you can't say he has nothing to do with le cinema


And good lord, Madonna is just phenomenal in that live performance. Talk about iconic. And, though I'll admit as much as any that Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is far from flawless I can't fault Johnny and Helena for their acting at the best of times.
And, now for three of Sondheim's greatest songs...
 
            
           
Happy Birthday, genius.

4 comments:

Marcy said...

Happy birthday to Mr. Sondheim!

I saw that clip of Madonna's Oscar performance of "Sooner or Later" a few years ago and was blown away. I love it so much.

Robert said...

Stephen Sondheim is so amazing. I was lucky enough to see the show "Sondheim on Sondheim" last year and it was such a fascinating retrospective of his life that made him appreciate it so much.

And Helena Bonham-Carter may not have the best singing voice but she is just SO good in Sweeney Todd.

NATHANIEL R said...

LOL. love the end of this post. Genius indeed.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

marcy madonna never gets the love she deserves, truly a great performer (and yeah, sondheim is awesome).

robert aaaaw, god i hate you americans with access to theatre and whatnot. i really REALLY want to meet SS.

nathaniel i wish he'd do another show. or score a movie, or write another oscar winning song.