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Topic: Alice in Wonderland
Message: Posted by: WagsterMagic (Aug 4, 2009 08:10PM)
Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjMkNrX60mA

Best
Brandon
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 4, 2009 09:57PM)
Looks very epic.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Aug 5, 2009 01:52PM)
Though I'm a big Tim Burton and Johnny Depp fan, I know Alice and this is not Alice.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Aug 5, 2009 05:20PM)
Well it can't be less faithful to Alice than is the charming Disney cartoon, could it?

John
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 5, 2009 06:06PM)
Being somewhat pedestrian, I much prefer the Disney version.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 5, 2009 07:51PM)
I don't believe there really is a "faithful" adaptation of "Alice" as frankly the book is too British and too "literate." It's meant to be read, not watched.

I think John Carpenter did one where the entire plot was Alice's desire to go home. This wouldn't have been a problem, except she projected this desire onto everyone she met!

There was a television verison a few years back where the entire storyline was that Alice had to perform for her parent's friends and she didn't like the song they'd picked for her. The fact that the "friends" turned out to be human representations of everyone she'd met in Wonderland would have been a neat twist, but they exposed it during the opening credits!

And if you didn't like the Disney animated version, you'll HATE the Hanna Barbara version with Sammy Davis Jr. as the Cheshire Cat!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 5, 2009 09:22PM)
Hated it. Sammy was cool though. :)
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Aug 5, 2009 09:34PM)
Didn't say I hated it. But the spirit is far removed from the book. In the book, for example, the Mad Hatter is a very upsetting, deeply disturbed character. In the Disney movie, he's just a silly man.

John
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 5, 2009 10:10PM)
A Tim Burton movie where the main character(s) are not dressed head to toe in black?
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Aug 6, 2009 02:43AM)
Looks like fun to me...
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Aug 6, 2009 02:55AM)
Me too. I'll go see it.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 6, 2009 03:23AM)
"I want my money back."







Just practicing.
Message: Posted by: Voldemort (Aug 6, 2009 03:34AM)
I've been wondering when they would get around to this...

I'm also waiting for the next remake of The wizard of OZ in all its CGI glory.

V.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 15, 2009 12:53AM)
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On 2009-08-05 22:34, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
Didn't say I hated it. But the spirit is far removed from the book. In the book, for example, the Mad Hatter is a very upsetting, deeply disturbed character. In the Disney movie, he's just a silly man.

John
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I think Doug's "hated it" was for the Hanna-Barbara version with Sammy Davis Jr. as the Cat.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275070/

Prepare yourself for ultimate pain... well, maybe not as bad as "Wing Commander," but still pretty epic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyFSHggHZME
Message: Posted by: scottybarnhart (Aug 15, 2009 09:01AM)
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On 2009-08-05 19:06, Doug Higley wrote:
Being somewhat pedestrian, I much prefer the Disney version.
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Tim Burton's is also from Disney.
Message: Posted by: galerius (Aug 15, 2009 02:17PM)
I like Cheshire Cat, and the White Rabbit...Depp as the Mad Hatter is acceptable.
On the contrary I can't stand the "bubble-head" Red Queen, and Tweedledum and Tweedledee...mmh...I suppose I love too much Tenniel's drawings of them to like this 'Uncle Fester' look.
I'm very curious about Chris Lee Jabberwock rendition !
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Aug 15, 2009 06:15PM)
Saw the rush in 3D - looked good. Not a Depp fan, but this may be one of his better efforts,,, I'm goin', anyone know when it is out?
Message: Posted by: jlibby (Aug 16, 2009 09:52AM)
Looks like it could be fun ... or really, really disturbing.

I remember an English film version from the late 1960s or early 70s. If memory serves, Peter Sellers played the March Hare and Dudley Moore played played the Dormouse. (Sellers probably should have played the Mad Hatter, though) Anyone else remember this?

Joe Libby
San Antonio, TX
Message: Posted by: galerius (Aug 16, 2009 12:47PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-16 10:52, jlibby wrote:
Looks like it could be fun ... or really, really disturbing.

I remember an English film version from the late 1960s or early 70s. If memory serves, Peter Sellers played the March Hare and Dudley Moore played played the Dormouse. (Sellers probably should have played the Mad Hatter, though) Anyone else remember this?

Joe Libby
San Antonio, TX
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Yes, I remember it... Not bad, not bad.
I found that Peter Sellers played also the King of Hearts in the Jonathan Miller version, but I never saw it.
Message: Posted by: jlibby (Aug 16, 2009 01:00PM)
I just read a description of the Miller film; interestingly, Moore played the Dormouse in that film too! Peter Cook played the Mad Hatter.
Message: Posted by: jlibby (Aug 16, 2009 01:02PM)
According to the description on IMDB, this new film is apparently intended to be sequel to the original story.

Joe Libby
San Antonio, TX