Controversial opinion: Stephen Sondheim is good at writing music. I know, I know. Most people look at how the dude has reshaped musical theater over the past century and scoff. Gimme a Spice Girls jukebox musical over “Into The Woods” any day, right? But I swear to you, Stephen Sondheim knows his way around a tune. Take, for example, the opening moments of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ Has the Best First Note of Any Movie, Ever