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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim [3]


Born:March 22, 1930 (91)
Filmography Rating:7.55 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.61 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.93 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:78.00%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
West Side Story [1961](31) => Lyrics
Dick Tracy [1990](60) => Songs
Into the Woods [2014](84) => Composer / Songs

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Beat the Devil [1953]
  • Stephen Sondheim got his start in films working as a clapper boy on this film.
    Into the Woods [2014]
  • Meryl Streep revealed that after turning 40, she was offered three witch roles in one year, and she implemented a 'no witches' rule. She ended up breaking that rule after meeting composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and director Rob Marshall for this film.
  • In earlier drafts, the essential Narrator character from the original stage musical was still part of the story. Before the role was written out of the script, many actors were either considered, in talks, or asked to play the role including Jeremy Irons, Christopher Plummer, Geoffrey Rush, James Earl Jones, John Cleese, Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, and Alan Rickman. There were even rumors about giving this role to a female such as Julie Andrews or Angela Lansbury who are both Disney favorites as well as experts on Stephen Sondheim's material.
    Knives Out [2019]
  • The song Benoit Blanc sings while waiting in the car is {"Losing My Mind"} from the Stephen Sondheim musical "Follies". Oddly, the show was originally conceived by Sondheim and playwright [?] James Goldman as a murder mystery. Daniel is a massive Liza Minnelli fan and insisted on using her version of this song from her collaboration with The Pet Shop Boys.
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5 [2000]
  • The title "Into The Woods" is derived from the Stephen Sondheim musical of the same name. The musical explores the tragedy that befalls fairy-tale characters after their 'happily ever after'; much like how Joyce's 'happily ever after' is followed by tragedy in Buffy's relationship.
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6 [2001]
  • Once More, with Feeling -> Joss Whedon is a fan of Stephen Sondheim and used him as the inspiration for much of the music, particularly with the episode's ambiguous ending.