Saturday, August 1, 2009
I have been waiting forever....
Tim Burton. Alice in Wonderland. Two things that give my life great pleasure are finally joining together. This is only news but still I had to post on it because I can hardly contain my excitement. The teaser trailer was amazing of course and the pictures are breathtakingly beautiful and creepy at the same time. Biased of course,but I feel that anything Tim Burton puts his hands on is borderline perfection so this movie is bound to be thrilling. With Johnny Depp playing the Mad Hatter the movie should be one hilarious journey. Finally somebody is making a version that is going to be closer to the stories, which are fabulous reads by the way if you did not know. The lyrical content of every sentence is outstanding and the entire book as a very whimsical yet dark feel to it. Not something that is captured very often in books. I found myself not able to put the book down, yet had to continuously stop to tell those around me to listen to the incredible sentences I was reading. Here are some of my favorite lines from the book Alice's adventures In wonderland and Through The Looking Glass And What She Found There by Lewis Carroll. I highly suggest reading it if you have not.
The Queen: It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next.
The Queen: Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked."Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.""How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice."You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)
"Then you should say what you mean," the March Hare went on."I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least--at least I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know.""Not the same thing a bit!" said the Hatter. "You might just as well say that 'I see what I eat' is the same thing as 'I eat what I see'!""You might just as well say," added the March Hare, "that 'I like what I get' is the same thing as 'I get what I like'!"
"Who are YOU?" said the Caterpillar.This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 5)
" Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; " but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever say in my life!"(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)
" I can't go back to yesterday--because I was a different person then."