Friday, March 5, 2010

How is a raven like a writing desk?

I have been looking forward to today for months. I informed Paul well ahead of time and reminded him regularly that he would be watching Holly and Finn for me while I went to watch the new Alice in Wonderland movie. I have loved this story since I was a young girl. In sixth grade, I even had the lead role of Alice in our class play. That this version was going to be presented in 3-d was a big drawing point, but the clincher was Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Having been a fan of Johnny Depp since his 21 Jump Street days, there certainly was no way I was going to miss this movie!

So this morning, I set off to the city to watch the movie with my sister and Ivy. We went to the first showing--besides the midnight one. It actually wasn't very busy, but that wasn't too surprising considering it was a school day and too early for the kids to be out. The theater was playing it on about four screens, too.

It did not disappoint. It was a feast for the eyes in the usual way Tim Burton brings a story to life. His films are like costume shows. The costumes are always so rich and detailed they add a whole other layer to the story. Alice was big and little and big and little and littler and bigger. The Mad Hatter futter-whacked vigorously and the red queen screamed, "Heads off!" endlessly. The Cheshire Cat whisked in and out of view in swirls of smoke and grins. All the characters were really fabulous and I'm more than ready to watch it again and possibly again!

And if you feel like crafting or cooking up some "Alice" crafts or treats, click here for a bit of inspiration. I had to print off a sheet of bookplates for the Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass book I picked up at the book store before we headed home. Fitting, no?


8 comments:

Pricilla March 5, 2010 at 11:59 PM  

I'm glad you had so much fun.

Leasmom March 6, 2010 at 8:22 AM  

Wow, what a thing to see when you click into your blog-lol! Lea is supposed to go see the movie. It looks pretty interesting.

Chow and Chatter March 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

love your breads and wow i really want to see this movie now, my daughter is 18 months lol Rebecca

randi March 9, 2010 at 9:54 AM  

i am looking forward to seeing the movie soon too. tim burton always makes a story interesting!

Yolanda March 11, 2010 at 7:18 AM  

When I was a little girl, (I am 61), my parents bought me both Alice books on long-playing records. I listened to them over and over and over. At one time, I nearly had them memorized! I will definitely check into this movie. :)

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