My sister declared her intention of seeing the Tim Burton Alice as soon as possible - me, I'm a little put off by its stylish Pop decadence. There is a mystery in the original story and its sequel articulated beautifully in Jan Svankmajer's Alice, which I suspect will be lacking in Burton's.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Come to Mama...
A few years back, when I first heard the phrase "Too on the nose" on Six Feet Under (voiced by the Claire character played so magnificently by Lauren Ambrose) I felt as if I had found an old friend. It's that when things are too literally laid out, there is no room for an intimate approach to an idea, image or word - no dialogue, just dictation.