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Old September 27 2008, 05:10 PM   #16
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Re: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland first pictures

Is it my imagination, or does that actress look too old for the part? And what's the sailing ship for? As an adaptation, this isn't looking up.

And I'm sorry, folks, but there really aren't any drugs in the book. Hate to spoil the urban lore. (Not that I actually think anyone will believe me, but I'd hate myself if I didn't at least make the effort.)
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Old September 27 2008, 05:24 PM   #17
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^^ I doubt any Burton or for that matter any modern take on the Alice material is going to be done straight to the letter of the book. I expect this will be a dark version ala American McGee's Alice (too bad Sarah Michelle Gellar was never able to get that off the ground) or that Tin Man mini-series.
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Old September 27 2008, 05:53 PM   #18
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Re: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland first pictures

I do generally like his production values, sets, etc but I admit to being tired of his spooky-wooky-kooky Halloween aesthetic.
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Old September 27 2008, 05:55 PM   #19
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I do generally like his production values, sets, etc but I admit to being tired of his spooky-wooky-kooky Halloween aesthetic.
Not all of his films are like that. I thought Big Fish had some of the most incredible visuals I've ever seen.
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Old September 27 2008, 05:59 PM   #20
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I do generally like his production values, sets, etc but I admit to being tired of his spooky-wooky-kooky Halloween aesthetic.
Not all of his films are like that. I thought Big Fish had some of the most incredible visuals I've ever seen.
true...but he dos tend toward it quite a bit and even big fish had it's smidge of spooky-wooky
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Old September 27 2008, 06:02 PM   #21
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I do generally like his production values, sets, etc but I admit to being tired of his spooky-wooky-kooky Halloween aesthetic.
Not all of his films are like that. I thought Big Fish had some of the most incredible visuals I've ever seen.
Big Fish was the first Tim Burton movie I saw that I liked. Then I saw Edward Scissorhands and thought it was just as good--strange, because I can't stand all his other stuff and also if any film is Burtonesque it's Scissorhands.
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Old September 27 2008, 06:16 PM   #22
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You do realize most of the story elements are drug references and dark things in general right?
Yep. But there's more than one way to protray it. Again: American McGee vs. Sleepy Hollow.
Or the latest Disney one...
I thought this *was* the Disney one?
& yeah that Alice looks a bit too old...
but Ill be looking forward to it anyway. I like spooky wooky.
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Old September 27 2008, 06:29 PM   #23
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Disney came out with one in the late 90s with Martin Short as I believe the Tortoise
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Old September 27 2008, 06:35 PM   #24
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^^ That was an NBC TV production from the (infamous?) Halmis and Hallmark.
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Old September 27 2008, 06:54 PM   #25
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^Yeah, from the same folks who brought us Merlin.
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Old September 27 2008, 07:06 PM   #26
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And it was HORRID.
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Old September 27 2008, 07:20 PM   #27
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So how many gallons of fake blood did they need for this one? Burton can be good, but geeze, I wouldn't want to meet the little bastard in real life.
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Old September 27 2008, 08:34 PM   #28
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Wow, I didn't know there was this much Tim Burton hate. Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas are some of my favorite movies ever.

Responding the the fact that Burton hires Helen Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp for many of his movies that's his damn right since he is the director. Maybe he just works well with them? What's wrong with picking the best people for the job?
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Old September 27 2008, 08:40 PM   #29
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Is it my imagination, or does that actress look too old for the part? And what's the sailing ship for? As an adaptation, this isn't looking up.
"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."


Okay, it's probably not that. I was wondering the same thing when I saw the photo. I just can't think of anyplace else where a ship gets into things.
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Old September 27 2008, 08:47 PM   #30
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Is it my imagination, or does that actress look too old for the part? And what's the sailing ship for? As an adaptation, this isn't looking up.
The actress playing Alice is 18. Having any actors younger then that forces production to be really long since they can only work a limited hour each day. Unless having actors be kids is extremely important like with the Harry Potter movies it's better to go with the older actors. Besides what's the matter with an older Alice? This is another interpretation by another director and I like that he is trying new things with it already.

The sailing ship is there because it's secretly a sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean. Jack Sparrow being in it automatically gives it another 100 million in the boxoffice.
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