Saturday, 4 July 2015

It's Alice's Day: How Frabjous!

Today is not just America's day, it's the day that Lewis Caroll took the Liddell's (including Alice) on a boat trip to a bridge in Oxford. In doing this he began telling the now immortal story of "Alice in Wonderland".  This year is its 150th birthday!!

Alice in Wonderland has always been one of my favourite stories plus it has the coolest heroine in it ever. She's funny, gets into all sorts of mischief but she certainly gets to have one hell of an adventure and especially now thats a very rare thing to see.

There are quite a few adaptations of Alice that you could seek out today if you wanted to as well as just read the book or go to Oxford for the day. In Oxford they celebrate it every year.

So I have decided just to list 5.

1. The Disney Classic
Disney's 1951 animation of the classic tale has always been in the hearts of every child that has got to watch it. It's become famous for it's zany colours as well as the fact that it's one of the only adaptations to actually show Alice as a child. It's a great watch.

2. The Grown up Version
"Malice in Wonderland" is a strange little film. It's a ridiculous, kinda trip crime drama starring Maggie Grace and Danny Dyer yet you can't deny it has a certain charm about it. It's a pretty good movie but certainly not for kids. This is a movie for adults only especially after a few drinks where the plot holes won't bother you so much.

3. The First Film Adaptation
This version from 1903 is the first ever adaptation of the now classic tale. Directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, it is still commented for it's special effects. It's a great little film however many parts of it are thought to be lost to time itself.

4. The Video game
American McGee's Alice has always had one hell of a reputation, the sequel only came out a couple of years ago but the first one is getting pretty old and yet it is still a game that most people remember. Scary and fun as hell.

5. Tim Burton's one
This is where you can track  my Alice in Wonderland obsession to. Tim Burton's lavishly generates film was also what made fall for Mia Wasikowska. Anyway this film has bad ass fight scenes, she gets to wear awesome armour and slay the jabberwocky. It's so cool.

Anyway there we go guys Enjoy Alice's Day.

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