Thursday, March 11, 2010

A New Life for Lewis Carroll

With last week's film release of "Alice in Wonderland", directed by Tim Burton and starring none other than Johnny Depp, Lewis Carroll's children's book is getting some renewed sales, according to USA Today's Book Buzz:

"Alice" is a wonder: Alice may have fallen down a rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland, but she's moving up USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list, landing at No. 31. Alice, and Carroll, are being helped along by Tim Burton's blockbuster "Alice in Wonderland, "which took in $116.1 million its opening weekend. The children's tale, with illustrations by John Tenniel, is a Barnes & Noble Classic and one of several editions being republished to coincide with the movie. A pop-up version made it into the top 50 in December 2003. Barnes & Noble and Borders are featuring Alice books and merchandise at the front of their stores, including tea sets at B&N and Cheshire Cat T-shirts at Borders.
The film itself has been getting mixed reviews, though what else can you expect from Tim Burton's dark and twisted talent? I'm simultaneously excited and creeped out to see this one, but will likely drag myself to the theatre in the next couple of weeks anyway.

I'm also hoping to check out the Tim Burton exhibit at the MOMA (collection closes April 26), but I must really get on that one if I'm going to make it--you have to buy tickets days in advance for the special timed exhibit!

2 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see it!!

    Tim Burton is quite fun

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