The clock is ticking! “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date.” March 10 debuts the new Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland. Of course, I have to see it, not only because it looks AMAZING, but because my boyfriend Johnny is in it. I found some great photos of the film and some fun trivia to go along with them. Tell me what you think. Have a great day friends!
–Casting auditions for 250 extras were held in the British city of Plymouth on 6th and 7th August 2008. Requirements were for people with a ‘Victorian look’ and for applicants to have no visible tattoos, piercings or dyed hair.
–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.
–Principal photography of this movie took 40 days.
–Dakota Blue Richards was going to audition for the role of Alice, which is her dream role, until she found out Tim Burton wanted a adult actress for the part. Ironically, Mia Wasikowska who plays Alice, is only four years older than her.
–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 this is an attempt to give this 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.
–Johnny Depp, who says that he likes “an obstacle” whilst filming, admitted that he found the process of filming on a green screen “exhausting”, and that he felt “befuddled by the end of the day”.
–Danny Elfman scored the film to green screen footage.