April 14, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
I didn’t see the film, but my wife and daughter did, and told me they enjoyed it a lot. Almost as much, I might say, as Mirino did—and he is a good judge of such matters…

“All this may read like a review. Be as it may. But it comes from yet another visual interpreter of the classic, therefore it might have a shade more significance. It's also written as a homage by a proud father who has had the great pleasure of seeing his immortalised 'Alice' free herself in a similar, fatidic way, and also grow up to become a beautiful queen.”

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Rob!

    Tim Burton has fully appreciated and respected the fundamental, moving idea of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodson)- immortalising Alice as a child in 'Alice in Wonderland', and then allowing her the opportunity to assert herself, thus free herself to grow up in 'Through the Looking Glass'. The film, combining the two famous Alice works, is definitely Carollian in its evocative feeling and certainly in conception- and perhaps this is the main reason why.
    I 'm sure that the Lewis Carroll Societies would recommend the film as well, and their expert opinion is always a reference.