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Stephen Sondheim Reveals Disney's Sanitized Plot Changes For 'Into the Woods'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 9:24 AM
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A twisted take on classic fairy tales, featuring no shortage of sexual innuendo and other not-family-friendly deeds, it was not a matter of what Disney would change in their big screen adaptation of "Into The Woods," but how much of it would get tweaked. Well, according to the musical's original writer Stephen Sondheim, a fair bit.

'Chicago' & 'Pirates 4' Director Rob Marshall Planning Big-Screen Version Of Stephen Sondheim's 'Into The Woods'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 11, 2012 8:58 AM
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While we're not exactly overrun by the things, the last decade has seen a semi-revival of the movie musical. Once Hollywood's biggest genre, the style virtually disappeared from theaters in the 1980s and 1990s, only for the likes of "Moulin Rouge!" to revitalize cinematic singing-and-dancing in the early '00s, and now we get a movie musical, if not necessarily every year, then every couple, and more often than not it's an adaptation of a stage hit.

Neil LaBute May Direct Film Version Of Stephen Sondheim's Musical 'Company'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 25, 2010 2:46 AM
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For a man who's long been a giant in the field of musical theater, it's somewhat surprising that Stephen Sondheim hasn't been more of a feature on the big screen. Sure, there was his score for Alain Resnais' "Stavisky," a few original songs for Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy" and co-writing the script for the cult murder mystery "The Last of Sheila," but adaptations of his work have so far been restricted to the justifiably forgotten 1977 film of "A Little Night Music," and 2007's "Sweeney Todd."

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