My humble submission for the Sweeney Todd Poster Contest.
I'm a long time fan of the musical, (I did a huge project on it for school some twelve years ago, and performed "A little priest" rather badly in drama class, along with a friend). I'm also a Tim Burton fan, and a Johnny Depp fan, and a Helena Bonham Carter fan... so the movie was sort of like a dream team come true. Participating in the contest seemed like a foregone conclusion.
I thought about painting this from scratch, which some of you might think is my only talent
. But it IS a movie poster, and while a painted poster would be different, I didn't think it was appropriate.
Done in Adobe Photoshop CS2. All images are from the approved contest zip file. I somewhat recreated the logo: the logo was not included in the list of approved images, and I'd hate to be disqualified based on a technicality, so I stuck as close to it as I could... not having access to the official fonts, colors or vector files. I would think that it's possible they didn't want us to use it because they'd rather add it to whatever winning design gets published. That's fair enough. If (unlikely) mine were to win, I still have the .psd and can delete my logo version, if needed.
In my head, I called this poster "The Sharp Edge of Madness."
P.S. What do you know?... I can photomanip.