---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 Schallerov√° 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&amp;index=36&amp;list=FLJad8vN225Nr5hDIzlEOYMA
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR07_yzRFMM&amp;index=36&amp;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.
 

 

 

 

 




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