Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Features, Shorts, Live-Action and Direct-To-Video
Post Reply
User avatar
AV Founder
AV Founder
Posts: 19128
Joined: October 22nd, 2004
Location: London, UK

Post by Ben » October 22nd, 2008, 4:52 am

Just let the anger out softly...

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 2949
Joined: October 24th, 2004

Post by GeorgeC » October 22nd, 2008, 3:07 pm

It's still not too late to do a website upgrade with sadistic torture equipment, Ben.

A torture a day keeps the doctor away!

The joy buzzer I suggested a while back was pretty mild....!

User avatar
AV Founder
AV Founder
Posts: 19128
Joined: October 22nd, 2004
Location: London, UK

Post by Ben » October 22nd, 2008, 3:39 pm

:)

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 8055
Joined: October 25th, 2004
Location: Binghamton, NY

Post by ShyViolet » October 26th, 2008, 1:32 am

Crispin Glover cast as the Knave of Hearts:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/con ... ccbef7d905
“Ahh, fresh victims for my ever-growing army of the undead.
Sir, you have to let go of the button.
Well, son-of-a-bi-“

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 5604
Joined: September 1st, 2006

Post by Daniel » October 27th, 2008, 2:58 pm

What can I say, yay!

Image

AV Team
AV Team
Posts: 3197
Joined: October 22nd, 2004

Post by Josh » November 1st, 2008, 1:19 pm

Frankenweenie is now available to view at Disney.com. The video contains an intro in which Burton talks about the new stop-motion film.

User avatar
AV Founder
AV Founder
Posts: 19128
Joined: October 22nd, 2004
Location: London, UK

Post by Ben » November 1st, 2008, 2:57 pm

Sounds like the same clip from the Nightmare Before Christmas release:

http://animated-views.com/2008/the-nigh ... s-edition/

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 338
Joined: October 31st, 2008

Post by Darkblade » November 1st, 2008, 3:09 pm

Is Tim Burton doing a remake of alice or doing it 100% based to the book?

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 3351
Joined: September 27th, 2007

Post by EricJ » November 1st, 2008, 8:31 pm

Well, the fact that we have the Knave of Hearts back in it at all suggests it'll be nominally closer to the book--
Although, with Tim, that's what they first said about that Willy Wonka thing, too.

(Not that I have anything against Disney's Alice, but shame they had to retcon the King of Hearts out of the trial scene...)

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 5604
Joined: September 1st, 2006

Post by Daniel » November 18th, 2008, 12:43 am

Here's a picture of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Very grainy and who knows if it will change. All I can say is wow. Too much makeup! I don't really like it.

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 2949
Joined: October 24th, 2004

Post by GeorgeC » November 18th, 2008, 12:52 am

Darkblade wrote:Is Tim Burton doing a remake of alice or doing it 100% based to the book?
You did see Sleepy Hollow, didn't you?

Read the original story by Washington Irving and then get back to us on Tim Burton's "faithfulness" to the original story!













In other words, don't count on faithfulness.

Besides, Alice in Wonderland doesn't lend itself to "faithfulness" in film.

Lewis Carroll must have been doing strong "Snuff" the on the days he was writing the Alice books..

User avatar
AV Founder
AV Founder
Posts: 19128
Joined: October 22nd, 2004
Location: London, UK

Post by Ben » November 18th, 2008, 9:36 am

Daniel wrote:Here's a picture of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.
He's making up for not getting enough Gene Wilder into Charlie, which <I>was</I> pretty faithful to the book.

Whatever this is, it's going to be <I>Tim Burton's</I> Alice, like it or not.

I like the look, actually...I think the poor photo is pushing the colors and they won't be as garish on film. And when he's dotting about being mad as a hatter, it'll all come together.

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 3351
Joined: September 27th, 2007

Post by EricJ » November 18th, 2008, 2:15 pm

GeorgeC wrote:Lewis Carroll must have been doing strong "Snuff" the on the days he was writing the Alice books..
I repeat: Half the jokes can be explained. For those who take the trouble to look.
- "Off with their heads", for ex.?...A running and inexplicable preoccupation with Carroll satirizing Elizabeth I (as can also be noted by the "Six impossible things before breakfast" line in "Looking Glass".)
- "The Caucus race"?--Think back to the election, remember what a "caucus" is, put it in Victorian-parliamentary terms, and figure out why it's going in circles.
- The poetry?--Almost every poem (except for Jabberwocky and the trial evidence, etc.) is a strategically silly parody on some real bit of Victorian floweriness that was supposed to reflect proper values. (Off of Alice, Carroll also did a parody of setting up a camera portrait set to Longfellow's "Song of Hiawatha".)

As for Burton's Alice being another excuse to dress Johnny Depp up in frazzled hair, Victorian collar and corpse-goth clown-white makeup?...He's not one of those folks who takes the time and trouble with literary subtleties.

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 178
Joined: November 24th, 2008
Location: Missouri, US
Contact:

Post by Sunday » November 24th, 2008, 5:30 pm

Whatever ends up happening I do hope ol' Burt engages in repeated viewings of Svankmajer before he gets too far along...

AV Forum Member
AV Forum Member
Posts: 199
Joined: July 3rd, 2007

Alice in Wonderland

Post by CGIFanatic » December 3rd, 2008, 9:06 pm

Here is some concept artwork for the movie.

marketsaw.blogspot.com/2008/12/alice-in-wonderland-concept-art-shown.html

PS: To the moderators, I checked if there was a thread for this movie and didn't find one but if there is one please move this entry into it. Thanks
Last edited by CGIFanatic on December 4th, 2008, 12:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

Post Reply