Posts Tagged ‘alice in wonderland’

I recently moved to a new apartment, and because I’m about to move again in about three or four months I didn’t feel like unpacking all of my books – only the ones I felt like I needed in my impressively small bookshelf, and I thought of making a list of a few of them*:

  • Albert Camus: The Fall
  • Allah/Muhammad: The Quran
  • Boccaccio: Decameron
  • Dante: The Divine Comedy
  • Euripides: Electra
  • Finn Høghøj: Pre-Socratics
  • Franz Kafka: The Verdict
  • Frede Møller Kristensen: Texts of Buddhism – Pedagogical Studies
  • Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
  • George Orwell: 1984
  • George Orwell: Animal Farm
  • God/Moses: The Bible
  • Henrik Ibsen: A Doll’s House
  • Homer: The Illiad
  • Homer: The Odyssey
  • Howard Philips Lovecraft: Necronomicon
  • Jean-Paul Sartre: Existentialism is a Humanism
  • Johannes Sløk, Mogens Pihl & Erik Lund: The European History of Ideas
  • K.E. Løgstrup: Creation and Destruction
  • K.E. Løgstrup: Martin Heidegger
  • K.E. Løgstrup: The Ethical Demand
  • Ken Keysey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Lewis Carroll: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass
  • Marty: Nachel: Homebrewing for Dummies
  • Professor Wally Jay: Small Circle Jiu-jitsu
  • Sv. Aage Bay: Contemporary Foreign Religions
  • Victor Hugo: Les Misérables
  • William Shakespeare: Collected Works
  • Willy Thrysøe: Human Sexuality: a Philosophical and Biological Analysis
  • + About 15 books about various fields of mathematics and chemistry

*When possible I’ll use the English titles – otherwise I’ll try to translate in best the best possible way.

Jag vet inte något bättre, men i Amerika har de visat
att i låten “Beyond the Realms of Death” av Judas Priest
Finns det röster i huvudet som säger: Ge dig själv en chans
Men det är svårt när du inte vet vilket håll kulan ut
Så jag sa släpp rädslan för sataniska musik
För du blir först hjärndöd, så det kan inte slå klick
Och även om Ozzy Osbourne hoppade en dopade get i luften
Finns det inget fel med sunt förnuft …. nej

So, my girlfriend and I, just planned our fist movie date (again), and I really can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to Tim Burton’s adaption of Alice in Wonderland:

and, yes, I’m aware that it really isn’t an adaption as much as it is a sequel, but anyway, I’ve been looking forward to this for 6 or 8 months. Well, actually I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I first saw Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas as a kid and read the novels

, and frankly, who could be a better choice of director other than Burton? The psychedelic universe of Lewis Carroll, combined with Burton’s creative genious. That is the most beautiful math ever. And of cause, it’s got everything Burtonian (if I may use a neologism):

Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter (why is a raven like a writing desk??), a typical far-out character, as ususal.

And Burton’s wife, Helena Bonham Carter as the psychotic Red Queen (OOOOOOFF… WITH HIS HEAD!!!!)

And let’s not forget Stephen Fry as the voice of the Cheshire Cat, Christopher Lee as the Jabberwock and Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar and the musical score composed by Danny Elfman. But maybe most of all, I’m looking forward to seeing Mia Wasikowska, a young woman whom I don’t belive I’ve ever seen in a movie before, as Alice:

Varför är en korp som ett skrivbord???