‘FANTASIES ARE REAL’ SAYS DIRECTOR TIM BURTON
PARIS (AFP) – For Tim Burton, whose movie “Alice in Wonderland” has broken through the looking glass to come up a box office winner, “dream life and fantasies are real.”
The powerful mind-bending Lewis Carroll classic, Burton said in an interview, “is like exploring your dream life and fantasy life.”
In real life, 2010 is looking a winner year for the somewhat dishevelled 51-year-old. His Disney-produced “Alice” topped the US box office this week and New York’s prestigious MoMa is running a show until April spanning his many talents — painter, photographer and illustrator as well as film-maker.
And from May 12-23, the creator of some of the darkest and most evocative movies in cinematic history — including “Beetlejuice”, “Edward Scissorhands” and “Planet of the Apes” — is to head the Cannes film festival jury, an event he describes as “a dream come true.”
“I haven’t had time to see films for the last two years,” he said of Cannes and the making of “Alice”. “I feel like I’ve been raised by wolves and now I’m coming back to civilization, so I’m really happy and excited!”
Burton’s live-action 3-D “Alice” is a free-ranging interpretation of 19th-century British writer Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and its sequel “Through the Looking Glass”.
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‘PREDATORS’ TRAILER HITS THE WEB
The Predator franchise of science fiction/horror/action films is coming back into the zeitgeist, this time without the Aliens. The trailer hit the web today; watch it to find out if the franchise is worth revisiting.The new film is called Predators (evoking Aliens, the sequel to Alien) and the premise seems to be that several of humanity’s most effective killers are stranded on a jungle planet where they’re hunted for sport by a whole legion of predators.
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The thought and concept that Tim Burton states his Alice is about is a really sweet and uplifting one. I really like that idea of carrying a sense of wonder and fantasy throughout your life. What do you think? How do you feel about the Predator trailer?
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