Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Curiouser and curiouser





I am looking forward to seeing what Tim Burton does with Alice (Alice in Wonderland due for release early 2010).

I love these stories. They played a significant part in my childhood.





As far as I’m concerned this is Mr Burton’s best opportunity to date to really bugger up a story that I care about. The photos released so far look very typically Burton, perhaps too much so, though I remain hopeful. 

More information on the movie here or here.




`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe

from Jabberwocky from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872 by Lewis Carroll


  1. I am already a little frightened. I sometimes wonder what goes on in his Burton's mind but then I step away and find a safe place to watch from.

  2. I tend to ignore Mr Burton's work. Especially with a beloved story.
    Thought about you this morning - 7.8 sounded so scary.

  3. Oh my okay there Lou. When you feel the earth move under your feet I bet you are hoping for a better reason than an earthquake.

  4. Sounds like it was a good one though we didn't feel it here in the north. You're right about that Lori.

  5. To be fair, it must be pretty difficult to do a good rendition of Alice. The best I saw were two Soviet cartoons (Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass), done sometime in the 1980s I think. Though short, they managed to capture the dream-like effect very well, and it was interesting that they had Alice as a girl with dark hair, like the Alice Liddell for whom the stories were written – Carroll never liked Tenniel’s version of Alice.

  6. I wonder if the original Mad Hatter was supposed to be evil. From what I am seeing, Johnny Depp looks evil in the link photo. But then, Johnny Depp always looks evil to me.

    My opinion is, a story such as this doesn't translate to the screen very well.


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