Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Welcome to your dreams, welcome to Wonderland Alice

Alice - Mia Wasikowska

the White Queen - Anne Hathaway

the Red Queen - Helena Bonham Carter

the Hatter - Johnny Depp

these images from -thankyou

Recently I went and saw Tim Burton's acclaimed new film Alice in Wonderland in 3D, I love! 3D movies, Avatar was so brilliantly enjoyable for me, I can't stop grinning for how cool it all is and 'Alice' story/3D/movie is all fabulous, it helped make my week, Especially because I was spending it with my lovely girlfriend and her sister in Christchurch :)

I realize this film has been out for a while now but I am meeting people who have not seen it, and who do not want to. Please do. Go and see it, I feel bad if you miss it :) It's brilliant and the costumes are, so So cool. So good.
Costume designer Colleen Atwood (Edward Scissorhands. Little Women. Nine. The Tourist -2011 [Filming with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.]) has done a truly admirable, WONDERland job and some are predicting a third OSCAR for her already, I say yes! Certainly a nomination at the least (her ninth for an Academy award).

I like Alice though her character apparently annoys some people. Johnny Depp is pretty fantastic also... I admire him, the hatter is truly mad. Haha.
All the characters are brilliantly cast and the actors and actresses do fantastically at the job given them. I'm not so sure about Anne Hathaway's casting, as the White Queen she is really quite, erm, floaty and shallow. Not quite what I thought a good queen was like. But it's a harsh reality in Wonderland and the situation is desperately in need of change so! Her slight strangeness fits in in a strange way that adds to over-all wonderlandfullness of it. Wonderlandfullness, is that even a word? No. Oh well, it seems to me that if Shakespeare can use the kind of words he did then I can use some poetic words of my own.

A taster of wonderland dress, one day I hope to visit... ;)

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The red dress worn whilst with the Red Queen. (of hearts)

Detail of Alice's blue dress.

Behind the scenes: Mia Wasikowska plays the most believable Alice. Wonderful


images: Disney
director: Tim Burton
costumes: Colleen Atwood

Here is a short of the film, just a note though, Alice in Wonderland does come across rather darker in the shorts than it turned out to be in the film. And, it really is brilliant.
Click here for Wonderland

PS. See it in 3D, it's worth it.

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