Saturday, April 2, 2016

366 Days at the Drive-In: Day 185


The Date: April 2

The Movie: Alice (1988)

What Is It?: No filmmaker has ever been able to convey the baffling, brilliant wordplay that is the engine within Lewis Carroll’s surreal fantasy adequately. Jan ┼ávankmajer basically discards language all together to distill Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland down to a series of profoundly creepy, dirty-looking sequences staged with the master’s menagerie of grotesque puppets. Be sure to gather your kids to watch this one! Especially if you hate your kids.

Why Today?: Today is International Children’s Book Day.
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