Tuesday, April 17, 2007

More On That Alice Movie We Told You About In March

I think the combined volume of both Alice stories is the greatest book ever written in the English language. Discuss.

Back on March 21st, I tried to decipher Disney's recently registered Alice-centric web domains. Today, Variety released more information on the film - that it will be live action with CG; that Linda Woolverton is scripting; that Joe Roth is producing.

I can see from the domains that they've singled out Through the Looking Glass, not Adventures in Wonderland - something that hasn't been reported. The stories are quite seperate and distinct, and Looking Glass is more seldom told in film or TV - though a late 80's animated version did feature the vocal stylings of Mr. T - allegedly.

Looking Glass is the source of Jabberwocky, The Walrus and the Carpenter and Tweedledum and Tweedledee. It would have featured a wasp in a wig, but Lewis Carroll 'supressed it' and it wasn't published until the late 1970s, as a standalone text - will Woolverton incorporate this episode? Nah, probably not.

I hope they film in Oxford. Seems only right.

Thanks to Project Gutenberg, the entire book - sans wiggy wasp - is available to read online or download. I suggest you do so.

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