Thursday, 8 April 2010

Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)

Well last week I finally went to see Alice in Wonderland directed by a certain Mr Tim Burton.

After visiting the shop/exhibition of Alice at Selfridges and hearing a lot of news about this film I just had to go and see it. Here's a few photographs from Selfridges shop windows! I loved the whole mix and match of items including two of the outfits from the actual film. You have to love Selfridges marketing skills, I can afford £40 on an Alice in wonderland T-shit...can't I?

So on to the actual film.
Well apart from Alice not sure whether she was the right Alice and Johnny Depp (the Mad Hatter) not sure if he was Irish,Scottish or American. I don't now if this was intentional but we shall pretend not to notice.
The film was ok...I felt it was a bit rushed and when I look back to it I remember a blur of colours so not the most rememorable story but watchable.
Anyway I was hardly watching the film as I was drooling over the constant change of costume. Colleen Atwood has really pulled out all the stops in creating different outfits for each character and a continual change of clothing for Alice. One thing that the Disney Animated 1951 failed to notice was that if Alice shrank then surely her clothes would become too big for her? This film has really played on the idea of scale with a memorable scene where the Queen of Hearts meets the large Alice who is hiding behind a bush. '....Clothe this enormous girl!'
I would wait till this film is out on DVD which apparently will be very soon by Tim Burton's requests to see it.

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