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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, March 15, 2010

Alice In Wonderland

St. Patrick's Day is coming soon.
Why is Alice Looking Through the Looking Glass?
Does any body know?

I went to see this yesterday because of my daughter and grandson - which I do all of the 'kids' movies - I don't exactly feel this was a kids movie though. I used to think Alice In Wonderland was written by a man on drugs - Lewis Carroll. Well he wasn't exactly on drugs, but I must say after reading about him - he was certainly a weird man.

I don't really want to discuss him today. I want to talk about what I saw the theme of Alice was. And it is so funny - I never caught the theme from any of the other Alice's I've watched, so this could be this one account only. I'm talking from the secular view today.

Alice was looking through the looking glass to find herself! She was not living her life with the knowledge of who she was or what she wanted in life. Other people were running her life.
Making decisions for her.
She was not happy.

She knew her life was not where she wanted it to be. She was looking to find herself and what she wanted for HER life. By looking she stumbled into the rabbit hole and the process of her finding herself begun. She grew, shrunk, was told what to do, ran away from some things and faced others. Denied she was Alice, yet in the end she decided she was Alice. She had no confidence in herself and by the end she was confident. You could see her growth in the movie, witness her change, and you saw her become a self confident women who grew into herself and what she could do and be. Funny because this is really the underlying theme of my blog. That it is only through struggling and growth that we find ourselves and become the best we can be.
Struggling makes one strong.

The characters in the Rabbit Hole represented someone she knew on the outside. I think she was the Mad Hatter. Her dad told her this and then in the movie the Mad Hatter asker her this: "Am i going mad?" Alice: "Yes, you're mad, bonkers, off your head. But I'll tell you a secret... All the best people are."

"`Cheshire Puss,' [Alice] began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. `Come, it's pleased so far,' thought Alice, and she went on. `Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
`I don't much care where--' said Alice.
`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
`--so long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation.
`Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'"

Do we care where we go?

If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there....wise words by Lewis Carroll! Comment by Joycee at Granny Mountain.

The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martias) is the name of March 15 in the Roman calendar. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months. The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.

Beware the Ides of March:
According to Plutarch, Caesar was warned by a seer to be on his guard against a great peril on the Ides of March. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated) Caesar saw the seer and joked "Well, the Ides of March have come," to which the seer replied "Ay, they have come, but they are not gone." This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned to "beware the Ides of March."

Happy birthday to Fabio- Wikipedia - Not only he is a runway model, he's a writer!

In 1992, the William Morris Agency's number one literary agent Robert Gottlieb, became Fabio's literary agent, making Fabio the first best selling male romance writer without the use of a pseudonym. Fabio's books were titled Pirate, Rogue, and Comanche. Fabio then starred in the syndicated TV series Acapulco H.E.A.T., was featured in calendars, led a fragrance campaign, and landed a role in commercials for "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" margarine.

Fabio appeared in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful a number of times, as a close friend of the character Sally Spectra.


Cheri said...

Well Sandie, I always thought the author of Alice in Wonderland was on drugs too, that is what I was always told or heard. I think it might go back to that song, "White Rabbit" that Grace Slick sang.

Linda said...

I like your take on Alice in Wonderland the best. I have never been a big fan and i'm not a fan of Tim Burton movies, just not my cup of tea. Yes as long as we keep going does it matter where? Miss you!

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love your interpretation of Alice! And, yep, it is like our blogs... =) I love that "underlying" theme.

Glad to see I wasn't the only one thinking of the ides of March.

Together We Save said...

Thanks for the review of Alice. I would love to see this movie!!

Joycee said...

If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there....wise words by Lewis Carroll!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Thanks for the "Alice" post. Guess we all have a little Alice in us, don't we, as we trudge this path called "life." Sincerely, Susan

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Deb said...

I saw Alice in Wonderland on Sunday. To be honest, I had mixed opinions on the movie. Spectacular 3 D effects and definitely not for children.

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

I'm afraid that Alice in Wonderland scared me when I was a kid. lol Not sure how I would be with it now that I'm 29! hehehe


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^..^Corgidogmama said...

I remember taking a children's lit course in college and it was indeed all about drugs.
Tim Burton always presents such a twisted view on things...always a dark side to all of his movies. I totally agree that this movie wasn't particulary for the kiddies.
Most of it, I'm sure was way above their heads...but they love the special effects!
Interesting do a LOT of research, and we always learn something here. Thanks for the brain stretching.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Can you believe I never saw the movie as a kid. I don't even know the story.
But the previews I saw on this - looked scary to me.
I bet I would not even "get it".
Wonderful interpetation you did..
I think as long as we keep breathing and not giving up- that is the important thing.

That corgi :) said...

love your interpretation about the movie, Sandie. We were going to go and see it this weekend, but had a change in plans. When we do see it, I'll keep your thoughts in mind and see if they agree with anything I might think about it.


ClassyChassy said...

Alice in Wonderland scared me too! I'm with Angela there! But being an adult, there is wisdom in the story,indeed!