We like to periodically pay homage to great moments in film and tv history. Fast cars, killer women, and of course blood & guts make these moments great to all of us. Instead of fast cars and killer women, flip it and you have fast women and killer cars! When I think of killer cars, there’s really only a handful of movies that first pop into KaptainMyke’s mind. This obscure movie reference comes from the Stephen King cult classic, Christine. Darnell’s is the garage where Arnie Cunningham restored his murderous 1958 Plymouth Belvadere (Fury) car named ‘Christine’. Get your Darnell’s Auto Wrecking and Do It Yourself Garage tee shirts and gifts at KaptainMyke.com. No stealing, no smoking, no exceptions. But sir, those men over there are smoking. How come they don’t read the sign?
When I found out what Sweeney Todd was really about, I must admit I was quite shocked. A musical? With Johnny Depp? Sounds like a train wreck you can’t look away from, right? But then as I watched the movie I realized what was really going on. Furthermore, did you know that it may or may not be true that the story is based on a real life person?
From WikiPedia: Sweeney Todd is a fictional character who first appeared as one of the protagonists of a Penny Dreadful serial entitled The String of Pearls (1846-1847). In the most common versions of the story, he is an English barber who murders his customers with a cut-throat razor (or “straight razor” in American English), and turns their remains into meat pies. His establishment is situated in the historical Fleet Street of London. The tale surrounding the character became a staple of Victorian melodrama and a Tony award-winning Broadway musical in 1979. Sweeney Todd has also been featured in several films, the most recent being Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), directed by Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp in the title role. Claims that Sweeney Todd was a real person are unsubstantiated and unproven, although there are possible legendary prototypes, partaking of an urban myth.