Monday, November 23, 2009


On the surface, we all saw Alice in Wonderland as a story full of fantasy, animals and crazy parties. We grew up loving the famous book by Lewis Caroll, and the Disney Movie in 1951 brought us all closer to our favourite innocent blonde.

Dozens of adaptations have been made of the colourful and often chaotic script, with silent versions, anime adaptations to pornographic films - each one depicting the psychedelic story in its own way.

Written in 1865 by English author Charles Lutwidge Dogson - under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll - it told the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and meets peculiar characters, and experiences insane adventures. In 1966 Jefferson Airplane dug deeper into the ‘hookah smoking caterpiller’ and ‘Red Queen’ by associating Alice’s escapades with her tripping due to the use of psychedelic drugs, and i must say the story fits perfectly to the song.

Quriky director, producer and writer Tim Burton is introducing us to a new side of our dearest Alice, bringing a remake due in 2010, and letting us see the story through his dark eyes. With Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen of Hearts, Burton is unleashing the evil, adult side to the enigmatic tale full of obscure encounters, and sinister characters.

So make sure you don’t miss the date and fall down a rabbit hole, and be prepared to enter a world of surreal images - after all the Cheshire cat did tell Alice “We’re all mad here.”

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