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Lewis Carroll and Tim Burton – an obvious match.  How difficult it must be to take material like Alice in Wonderland – otherworldly, sublime, meaningful – and turn it into a film.  The production photographs are breathtaking.  Sometimes I think produced perfection and human meaning are mutually exclusive.  The overproduction smothers the joy and foible and transparency and serendipity and expectation and mess of an unfolding narrative.  It’s a set up.  On the other hand, I think Burton has the skill to pull the beautiful production back enough to let the humanity shine through.  He did in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We shall see with Alice.

Written by Peter Rudd

June 22, 2009 at 9:26 pm

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