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sweeney todd + paranoia

I just got home from seeing 'Sweeney Todd' with friends in Peckham. Lots of throat slitting and gore and very, very atmospheric. I'd spent all yesterday morning cycling around London's old wharves, so I really identified with Tim Burton's cool set. But I got way too caught up in the mood of the film, and as we left the cinema and were walking to the pub up Peckham Rye, it suddenly seemed the most obvious place in modern-day London that one would have one's throat slit by a wild-eyed barber set on vengeance. We went into the pub and couldn't find a seat, so the bar woman (who wore lots of black eyeliner) ushered us into a very dark, quiet room at the back, where we were all certain to die marvelous gothic deaths. We ordered chips but decided to give the meat pies a miss. This first sketch is pretty bad, but I think it's kind of funny because it looks really tight and paranoid, which was exactly how I was feeling:

I did the other two sketches after I'd had a gin and relaxed a bit.


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Jan. 21st, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
Yay Emma! (Even though she never lets ME draw her! Harrumph!)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
Leeann and I saw Sweeny Todd w/ friends Wed at the Guild on 45th. Afterwards we went to the Irish pub across the street and we joked that they should have a special on meat pies -- Half price if you show your ticket stub from the movie. Fortunately, I don't think meat pies were on their menu. It was all quesadillas and nachos and stuff. I can't even imagine leaving the movie and then you're really IN London, and they really ARE serving meat pies....
Jan. 23rd, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, I remember the Guild 45th, can't remember the last time I was there, though! Maybe when I went to see 'Cyrano de Bergerac' three times. It used to crack me up in the previews how they always said 'Landmark Theatres' in a posh British accent, to make it sound more art house. I used to go the Egyptian a lot. And the Crest was very cheap, I think we sat on old van seats.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
The Crest is still the best low budget option. It's just so far away if you don't have a car.

"Persepolis" opens here on Friday at the Harvard Exit!
Jan. 25th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
Oh! I must find out when Persepolis opens here! I missed the special showing that Paul Gravett hosted, when I was in Seattle. It's going to be so good, I just know it! :-D
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