This week's Take This Tune is all about dreams of spring and love. This would have been fine when I planned on pontificating about the childish delight of daydreams, imaginary friends, and the longing for adventure that you can actually carry into adulthood for both fun and profit. Then I went to see Alice In Wonderland this morning. Instead you get big kid time, loving the 3D and getting totally lost in the dream while trying desperately to remember all the words to Jaberwocky but only getting as far as the first two verses and loving the words "frumious Bandersnatch". Try saying that three times without smiling: "frumious Bandersnatch", "frumious Bandersnatch", "frumious Bandersnatch".
This motion picture is Tim Burton at his best supported by a truly great cast of some of the best actors in the business today both on screen and as voice overs. What is most amazing is that by giving Alice a back story of someone who believes "six impossible things for breakfaast" and losing the father who taught her than the best people are "bonkers", there is actually a wonderful message about perseverance, imagination, and loving friends even the ones who are "different". Besides you wouldn't want to miss Johnny Depp doing the Fuderwhacking.
The Mad Hatter, The White Queen, The Queen of Hearts