The big day is finally here! Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland premieres today, and we’re really excited here at Hamilton Fantasy!
Tim Burton’s sometimes unconventional approach to film is sure to be a great fit for this classic yet peculiar tale by Lewis Carroll. In this story, Alice returns to Wonderland as a more mature 19-year old and finds herself on a mission to defeat the evil Red Queen. You may have seen the trailers, or, at the very least, seen that strange maniacal face of Johnny Depp in full makeup as the Mad Hatter!
To celebrate the premiere of this film, we found some interesting trivia on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) website, which we have posted here.
• Actress Mia Wasikowska beat out several candidates for the role of Alice, including Amanda Seyfried and Lindsay Lohan, who lobbied for the role.
• This film marks the 7th time Johnny Depp has worked under the direction of Tim Burton and the 6th time for Helena Bonham Carter.
• This marks the 3rd time Michael Gough has come out of retirement to appear in a film by Tim Burton. This also marks his 5th film under Burton's direction.
• Despite the fact that there have been many other Alice in Wonderland films, Tim Burton have said that he never felt a emotional connection to it and always thought it was a series of some girl wondering around from one crazy character to another. So with this, he attempted to create a framework, an emotional grounding, which he felt he never really had seen in any version before. Tim said that was the challenge for him - to make Alice feel like a story as opposed to a series of events.
• Tim Burton and Johnny Depp worked hard to give the Mad Hatter more depth and presence than in past portrayals. In fact, the pair swapped sketches and themes for the character prior to creating this new version.
• In the trailer, it is visible that the Mad Hatter has mismatched pupils. The right one is dilated and the left one is not. Medically speaking, that implies serious brain injury.
• Helena Bonham Carter stated on a February 17, 2010 "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (2005) show that two weeks before its premiere, Tim Burton was still working on the movie.
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