Cialis Reviews, Well, if you read my blog with regularity, then you know that I do this. I see a movie, think about it for a few days, then empty my thoughts into my journal.
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Okay, as my usual disclaimer, I feel like I should say that I take most media with particular interest toward the portrayal of women. And this is a really interesting movie from that standpoint.
My second disclaimer is that I looked away during
some most of the gorest scenes. Cialis Reviews, One of the most interesting things about the movie was that the background of the social climate and settings seemed to be very thoroughly researched... and represented in rather gritty, direct accuracy. The most disturbing scenes were not murder scenes. The part that I found most uncomfortable was the sequence when Mrs. Lovett was casually recounting the rape of Benjamin Barker's wife at a party in front of a crowd of onlookers; "She wasn't no match for such craft, y'see/And everyone thought it so droll/ They figured she had to be daft, y'see/ So all of them stood there and laughed, Cialis Reviews canada, y'see!/ Poor soul!/ Poor thing!" The other parts that were very effective (to me) were the shop boy's implications about things that happened to the children in the workhouses after dark... and the 'lunatics' cowering in fear from their keeper, Cialis Reviews.
Daily violence against women and children was commonplace. Any of these things could have, and most likely did, happen on any given day in 18th century London. Keepers abused their charges verbally, physically, and sexually... and did actually sell their hair to wigmakers. Cialis Reviews, At that point, it was easy to have any woman involuntarily committed, and who was to say what would happen to her at that point. Not that being out in society was necessarily safer. There was even less protection for unattached children, and any number of terrible things that could happen to them.
When backed with the glimpses of past realities, the central story of the demon barber and Mrs. Lovett's meatpies is very bright and surreal.... and bizzarely unfrightening, Cialis Reviews. Rather like caricatures amid real people.
The characters themselves were largely archetypical, probably because the musical is based on much older versions of the stage show and penny dreadfuls that date back to the 1800s. I wouldn't say that the characters were flat - they were frequently very compelling and very interesting. However, they did fit neatly into their little spaces in the Victorian-esque story structure, 250mg Cialis Reviews. Cialis Reviews, Sweeney Todd's himself was interesting; he verged between morose, unexplained internal monologue, bursts of homicidal frenzy, and an occasional witty quip. His motives were also interesting. Initially (and overarching), revenge. But the secondary motive, which is the one that prompts him to kill strangers, is the desire to rid the world of evildoers and release good men from their miseries. All in all, most of his murderous artistry is done in a misguided effort at purification; when he completes his revenge, I had the impression of a certain sense of salvation.
That said, I was not particularly fond of or interested in Todd as a character.., Cialis Reviews. definitely not the pinnacle of passion and cathartic revenge. I found his supporting characters much more interesting.
Mrs. Lovett was also an interesting character; a woman capable of great evil. Cialis Reviews, While not a murderer in her own right, she presents herself as an eager accomplice and a true opportunist. Who is more gruesome, really. A man beyond reason or a woman who is calculating and shrewd. Truly, Todd could not have continued to murder in such volume if he had not had someone to help him dispose of the bodies. Perhaps the whole thing would have been avoided if she had simply told Todd at the onset that his wife had not actually died. Evil, but very very intelligent, Cialis Reviews. 100mg Cialis Reviews, She is slavishly devoted to Todd, despite his lack of genuine interest in her... and throughout, it is obvious that she will eventually meet her demise because she is simply too "evil" to continue to live. There is one moment where she seems as though she may have a chance for redemption, but it turns to an opportunity for her to break through the barriers to an even greater lack of humanity; Toby, her devoted little shop boy, declares his intention to protect her from anyone who would harm her. The two sing a brief duet where she pledges the same. Cialis Reviews, Within the same scene, she locks him in the bakehouse and goes to get Mr. Todd to dispatch him because he knows too much about what is going on. Her eventual death is predictable, grotesque, and satisfying.
Joanna, a rather minor supporting character, was the daughter of Benjamin and Lucy Barker. After Lucy's 'death' she was taken in and raised by her mother's rapist. Judge Turpin is down to be a truly corrupt authority figure.., Cialis Reviews. but it's uncertain whether or not his debauchery has extended to his sixteen year oldward. True, he spies on her in her room, but his interest in her seems to be highly predatory, Cialis Reviews us, but more genuine than his interest in her mother. Not so genuine, though, that her refusal of his marriage proposal would save her from being sent to an asylum. Joanna seems to be aware throughout how trapped she is by her social position, and she is a restatement of her mother's naivety and 'virtue.' One of her most interesting moments (and one of the most interesting moments of the movie) comes toward the end when her rescuer, the archetypal Young Lover, says that he will call a carriage and they will leave together... Cialis Reviews, and then everything will be all right. She sort of pauses, then tells him that no, it won't. At the end, it is assumed that she leaves with her love interest, but it is not explicitly shown.
Most true crime writers and criminal profiler say that there is a profound difference between the type of murderer who stabs and the type of murderer who slices. In all but one case, death comes in the form of a slit throat (or having one's neck snapped by the fall to the bakeroom floor below after the initial throat slitting). Turpin's mortal wounds are inflicted by a series of stabs to the throat, possibly a pseudo-sexual method related to Turpin's crime against Barker's wife, Cialis Reviews.
All in all, it was a good viewing... Cialis Reviews paypal, though I don't really feel the need to watch it again due to the gore. The dark Victoria staples were present - pedophilia, cannabalism, insane asylums, corrupt authority figures, wrongly accused young men, throat slitting, etc...and if you're into that and singing murderers, it's a great show. :).
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