---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <s3raphita@...> wrote :
Re: So, I just watched about half of that and I have a few observations and a few questions Well the Alice books are so ingrained in our collective consciousness that it is fair game for any treatment. To turn Carroll's "dream story" into a nightmare is an obvious move. But, yes, if such imagery disturbs you don't watch it. I picked up on the Marilyn version as I am a fan of Valerie and Her Week of Wonders ( Czech, 1969) so I look out for similar variations - though Marilyn's take is going to be decidedly more in-your-face and bleak (if he ever finishes it). Valerie is another "little girl lost in a dream" film - heavily influenced by the Alice tales (via the Marquis de Sade) - starring the then 13-year-old Jaroslava Schallerová as Valerie. The film portrays the heroine as living in a disorienting dream, cajoled by priests, vampires, men and women alike, and blends elements of fantasy and horror films. It actually has some charming, poetic moments. The trailer gives a good feel for it . . . don't worry - it won't give you bad dreams like the previous trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR07_yzRFMM&index=36&list=FLJad8vN225Nr5hDIzlEOYMA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR07_yzRFMM&index=36&list=FLJad8vN225Nr5hDIzlEOYMA What is so interesting is that the Alice story, the symbolism, the very tale has inspired so many to create spinoffs and other versions. I love the story and I love the original illustrations. As a small child I was mesmerized by that world of Alice and those line drawings were sheer magic. Love it still. Manson can fuck off and leave her to others to interpret who have a less distorted lens on the world.