Monday, October 15, 2007

Double the Fun for Tim Burton fans...

So I'm sitting here after a really crazy day of work sipping on a yummy Irish whiskey on the rocks and reminiscing about old times... wow, I feel like FoundTrack Partner-in-Crime right now. Ok, I'm getting side tracked here. On to the topic at hand-

The October '07 edition of the FoundTrack mixtape features "This is Halloween" (and perhaps more?) from the The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack by Danny Elfman. Contrary to popular belief, Tim Burton produced, not directed this classic cult animation sensation (based on poems and sketches of his). Call me Professor Cheesy, but I love the film because it combines my two favorite childhood times of year, Halloween and Christmas. In fact, the movie's probably my favorite musical of all time (or is that only?).

The aforementioned nostalgia aside, it's time for you Tim Burton fans out there to listen up... you're about to get a double dose of festive silver screen action. First up, Nightmare is being re-released in 3D for a limited engagement. If you haven't had a chance to see it on the big screen or haven't seen it at all, do yourself a favor and check it out. Take your family, a friend, significant other, significant other of the week, etc, and enjoy.

Next up is a project that's sure to be another cult sensation- Sweeney Todd (Well, maybe not quite the cult sensation that is Michael Keaton dressed as a bat, and Jack Nicholson in clown makeup, but a sensation nonetheless). Burton's film interpretation of the misadventures of anti-hero Sweeney Todd, 'The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,' has been getting a ton of hype. According to early word from a few friends that have seen a rough cut, the film is living up to said hype. FYI for those of you are new to the madness that is Sweeney Todd, he's a fictional villain/anti-hero that cuts his victims throats with his barbering straight-razor. Origins of this crazy guy date back to the 1800s, and he's been featured in stories/books/a musical, and more. Burton goes to his golden boy Johnnie Depp to fill Todd's shoes. Several others including Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, and everyone's favorite Khazakhstani/Intellectual-Brit, Sasha Baron Cohen, round out the cast. Here's a glimpse of what you'll see in theaters this X-mas:

Check out Danny Elfman in his pre-Tim Burton film-scoring days, rocking out with Oingo Boingo and partying with dead-men, on the October '06 MixTape.

Not interested in partying with dead-men? Party with us instead.

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