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I watched Batman Returns last night with my brother (he got it for his 18th) and I forgot how much I freaking love this movie... well it along with Edward Scissorhands, TNBC, Big Fish, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd.

Like seriously, how astounding is this scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3hl3hSa1lc

I love Elfman's Catwoman Theme. It's one of his most beautiful pieces... well along with all the other soundtracks he's done for Burton.

But really, that scene is so haunting and chilling and beautiful. I think its one of my favourite Burton scenes aside from the haunting, chilling and beautiful scene that is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rizuLOWTxiA&feature=related

and you know the final sweeney todd scene... when Johnny Depp is covered in blood and cradles his dead wife in his arms singing to himself as Toby creeps up behind him and slices his throat in revenge for a dead Mrs Lovett and the blood drips from Johnny into the wife's mouth and spreads out into the sewers and the orchestra swells up beautifully and the light flickers and the camera pulls back and the movie just ends... yeah it rates as one of my favourite scene sequences of all time. In fact I think it is my favourite scene sequence of all time...

Yeah, I think meeting the director has just made me love his movies even more than I did before. I still can't believe that I spoke to him and laughed with him and he shook my hand TWICE! I also can't believe that  I am now two degrees of seperation from half of Hollywood!

I would post pictures to prove to you that I actually did shake Tim's hand and luagh with him but I can't figure out how to upload the images from my computer. Keeps saying there's an error.

ANYWAY TIM FOREVER. LONG MAY HIS REIGN OF ARTISTIC TERROR CONTINUE. YES IDIOTIC FILM CRITICS WHO GO ON ABOUT STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE. I'M TALKING TO YOU.
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My brother and I have often discussed how they would go about doing this. The BBC would have to do it of course, American accents would destroy the credibility of a Celtic/Gaelic inspired world just a tad. They might have a bit of a problem with the magic and the sex, but no doubt they'd manage.

for some reason I always imagine the younger Jill as looking like Kiera Knightley with short blond hair (like in Bend it like Beckham). I have no idea of who would play Rhodry and Salamandar though. and Nevyn, haha, he'd be absolutely destroyed if Michael Gambon played him (loathe that guy as Dumbledore). It's the type of production that would work with lots and lots of unknowns, though of course if I was directing/casting I'd want John Simm and Billie Piper in there somewhere, and Helena.... especially Helena, though none of the characters suit her at all. Miranda Richardson for Lady Merodda for sure, it's about time she got a decent role again.

One thing's for sure... they'd need a darn good scriptwriter... but then it is the BBC, they seem to pick all the good ones up.

In other News: The Sleepy Hollow Soundtrack is really good. The Tim Burton/Danny Elfman dream team have done it again, now onwards to Alice. I have a sneaking suspicion it might be another Elfman musical, and trust me that's a good thing!

In fact, Danny Elfman could write the perfect Deverry score. I see it now, the sweeping choir, the beautiful strings and the epic action music for battles.

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