Last night I had the privilege of attending a pre-screening of the new Tim Burton flick Alice in Wonderland.
I don't want to give too much away since I'm sure many of you will be going to see it when it opens this Friday. But, since you know I have trouble shutting my trap door, I do have a few comments:
First off, the actress who plays Alice, Mia Wasikowska, is phenomenal. You may know her from her from her mind blowing performance as Sophie on season one of In Treatment. For a girl who looks so frail she manages to project a fearsome amount of rage and sadness onto the screen. I was going to say that you're going to see this actress again and again but I don't need to, IMDB tells me she is currently filming a Gus Van San project and will soon film the new Jane Eyre remake (!!).
FYI the song at the end, written (and recorded) by Avril Lavigne for the film, is TERRIBLE. Cover your ears. You have been warned.
Here are two of my favorite editions of Alice in Wonderland currently available (left, Penguin Classics; right, with illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia):
Comprehensive collection of stills from the film
Alice in Wonderland the book, online & free!