25 June, 2009


So I've been a bad blogger. Sometimes, you know, I just don't feel like it. I can't think of anything interesting to say, I've got nothing specific to post about, and I've been busy with my photography business and getting stuff moving along with it. I will tell you that I might be going to do something really huge. And, of course, it might not happen, so I can't say what it is. Just that it would mean a complete life change and a wonderful learning experience. But it depends on so many factors coming together.

Anyway, yesterday BFF Ruby Slippers emailed me in excitement that she'd seen pictures from Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland film online. Now I'd conveniently forgotten all about this, mostly because I've tried to block Tim Burton from my mind ever since the heinous, hideous mess that was his humungously disappointing version of Sweeney Todd. Seriously, if any of you saw that film and thought that's what Sweeney Todd is LIKE, you had better go and rectify that now. If Stephen Sondheim were dead, he'd be turning in his grave. So go and watch either this version or this version. And if you still don't like Sweeney Todd, well then, you clearly just don't Get It.

Anyway, to get back to the original point, I'm extremely intrigued by the new promo pictures from Alice in Wonderland. My first thought was "Oh, great, Helena Bonham Carter's going to be pale with dark eyes and wild hair. You know, like in every other Tim Burton movie she's been in."

Even the one where she was animated. :-)

But I'm really intrigued by her somewhat freakish and slightly computer-generated look in the new movie:

And here's Anne Hathaway as the White Queen:

And Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter:

What I'm REALLY keen for are pictures of Alan Rickman as The Caterpillar and Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat, but I can't find any as yet. But look at the film visuals:

Aargh, I want that last one painted on my wall. Minus the freakish Tweedledum and Tweedledee, of course.

And this is Alice:

Now from what I can gather, it's more of a SEQUEL than a retelling of the original Alice. Seems that Alice, as a 17-year-old, finds herself coming back to Wonderland after many years. Hmm. Sounds like Tim Burton has borrowed heavily from American McGee's Alice (which has been in movie development hell for years), as well as the novel The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (which I loved).

Either way, I'm keen for awesome fantasy gorgeousness. Is this a good time to admit I've never even seen the original animated Disney version, nor read the full novel? I know, I know...


  1. I am SO excited about this Tim Burton movie, I feel like I've been waiting for it to come out forever! If you want to read the original text, it's available online at Lenny's Alice in Wonderland site: http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/books/alice-in-wonderland-chapters.html

  2. Thanks, Megan! I've actually got the book - in fact, my hubby and I both do - but it's just in my massive To Be Read pile and has been for years. I think I will make a point of reading it before I see this movie. Lots of time. Too much time, in fact!

  3. I'm intrigued. I hadn't even heard of a new version of Alice.

  4. I am so frickin excited for this! Alan Rickman is my hero...

  5. wowo, i can´t wait to see this movie, the pictures of the actors are fantastic!!


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