"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader." ~ Paulo Coelho

Friday, November 18, 2016

Halloween Blog Party: Alice in Wonderland

Welcome back for my (Post) Halloween Blog Party!
Today I will be reviewing Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, and the 1951 movie version, then thoughts on, The Queen of Hearts! Why this button? Well, hearts and roses.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland:

A little girl, Alice, seeing a rabbit wearing a waistcoat, follows him down a rabbit hole into a hall with many doors and through one door, Alice can see a beautiful garden. And she so wants to get to it. So she meets many peculiar animals and she grows to all sorts of sizes. She gets so ordered about she never has been so ordered about in her whole life! Things just keep getting "curiouser and curiouser". If you do read it, I highly recommend getting a version with the original pictures. "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"
Characters: 10! My! There are so many, and so funny!
My Favorite:
The Cheshire Cat, "Did you say pig, or fig?"
Words: 10! There are so many little songs and verses! They are so fun to sing!
Storyline: 10! Probably everyone knows this tale of the girl who falls down the rabbit hole!
Fact: Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He wrote this story for his friend, a little girl named Alice.
Favorite Scene: The kitchen scene! I laugh so hard when I read it.
Overall Score: 10!!!!!


Alice in Wonderland (1951):
Based on the books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol.
Alice, sees a rabbit "wearing a waistcoat!" and getting curious follows him through a rabbit hole and into a wonderful land, when there are very interesting people. She follows him all over the place and finally she wants to go home. All this in her very own Wonderland.
Costumes: 7, there aren't very many and it is animated, but we do have Alice's classic garb.

Script: 7, They do follow the book pretty well... one thing that bothered me was that some things the Mad Hatter says very seriously in the book, he says with a laugh.
"You know Dinah, we really oughtn't be doing this."
Directed by:
Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
Produced by: Walt Disney
Starring the Vocies talents of:
Kathryn Beaumont as Alice
Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter
Richard Haydn as the Caterpiller
Sterling Holloway as the Cheshire Cat
Verna Flton as The Queen of Hearts
Bill Thompson as White Rabbit/Dodo
Heather Angel as Alice's Sister
Larry Grey as Bill the Lizard. In this movie, he is based on Burt of Mary Poppins, is he not?
Music: 10, the music is lovely!
Music by: Oliver Wallace
Quotes: 9,
"I'm late! I'm late! I'm late for a very important date!"
"Don't just do something, stand there!"
Storyline: 6 Well, it is combined with Through the Looking Glass, but it would be nice if there was just a movie of ALICE IN WONDERLAND! Because, they always take out the Mock Turtle, and the Duchess. The gardeners were Ace, 2, and 3 of clubs, when they should be 5, 2, and 7 of spades. I'm glad they included "Father William."
Notes: How did she not get paint on herself? In the White Rabbit's house she grew too big. Took her a very long time to get back to the Caterpiller.
Overall score: 8

Book wins!

"The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts..."

Thoughts on her.

In the book, is quite harmless, as the Gryphon says, "It's all her fancy, that: they never executes nobody, you know." But in movies, boy! is she evil! She is a very selfish queen every thing has to go her way or, "OFF WITH THEIR HEAD!" You can see she wants people to please her. She loves presents of all kinds! But, she is after all, "Just a card!" So, how much can she do to you? Unless you're only so high...

2010 version, Helena Bonham Carter.

"Just a pack of cards"
Thank you so much for reading! Tomorrow is my last day in my Halloween Blog Party! What will it be? Also, today Google honored writer James Welch, for his would have been 76th birthday! Here is an article about HIM!!!


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