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  • My personally , I personally like Johney Dept and a big fan of Tim burton. After I watched the movie on the big screen, I found myself wondering that who is the target market here? Because the movie surprised me because it’s not quit what I experienced with Disney films. And I was do researchs As with many filmmakers who have a unique style, he has established a production team, artistic colleagues, and acting talent that he continues to work with
  • Alice’s Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Alice in wonderland synopsis Tim Burton’s adaptation Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Alicereturns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. Tim Burton There are some differences between the original book and the movie adaptation. First, the Alice’s character in the movie is 19 years old but she was a young girl in the books. Second, in the book the land is called Wonderland but Underland is used in the movie. Third, the Ascots and Charles Kingsleigh are the character that created for the movie but never appear in the books. Alice also falls down to the rabbit hole after running away from the unexpected engagement ceremony in the movie, while Alice wandering away from her sister's side makes her fall down into the rabbit hole in the book. Lastly, the majority of friends that she encounters in the Underland seem to have reasons to unite against the red queen, on the other hand, Alice have unclear mission in Wonderland.
  • The generative criticism allowed me to analyze Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in a different perspective. This method involves describing the original book the original book; and the movie adaptation. I’ve focusing on three area of studies Children’s fantasy literature, drug abuse or medication, and feminism in contexual analysis. I use contextual analysis using Narrative criticism to examine the movie by focusing on setting, Characters, event, audience and theme.
  • Some literary say the original books are light, cheerful and greatly surreal. Plot adaptation Since adaptation of the story takes Alice into adulthood, she turns 19, the plot involved the threat of an arranged marriage to Hamish Ascot and the lost of her beloved father, the inclusion of new characters and situation made the movie more intent and appreciated by the adult audience. Tim Burton’s style the standout characters of the Mad Hatters, the smoking Blue Catapillar, smiling Cheshire cat could represent Burton’s style very well. The themes of misery, strangeness, and death, dark colors, animation are the trademarks of Tim Burton's body of work. Parental Guidance (PG) ), a movie that needs parents make a decision whether a movie is suitable for their children, for fantasy action or violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar
  • great lost of her visionary father, Alice then become depressed and lost of her self-assertiveness, and the very proper Victorian ideas of how things should and should not that most of them have to do with respectability and organize. It could be a good evidence for using drug for a medication purpose
  • -Looking at the beginning of the story the end of the story, there are many feminism related issues thought out the story. I notice that Alice has come across the gender rules set up by the society and doesn’t have to depend on the expectations that determine what she can and can’t do Alice is an icon of female empowerment -icon of female empowerment : Alice speak up to herself ; her denial respond to a marriage proposal in front of the crowd and making decision of the battle with Jabberwalker. And at the end of the story when Alice return to the upperland, it shows that Alice in envision her father dream.Alice makes a business expanding to Asia with her father’s co-worker. Other characters in the movie -While Burton creates the character of Hamish Ascot, the fiancé-to-be, who has an extremely odd-looking man, dull, hateful, and deeply embedded in ordinariness, Alice is opposite. She is bright, rebellious, and a visionary - Alice in the scene emphasizes the ideal of feminism by telling her aunt to stop waiting for non-existing princes, also inviting her to awaken and cherish her own power. - White queen the ballet style movements and the over light steps. MIA WASIKOWSKA ; Mia Wasikowska could be symbolized stereotypical femininity as Alice. With Burton’s choice, she has long blond hair and slim shape, and delicate skin texture. -
  • Indicate the results of applying the method to the artifact; and note the contribution(s) of your study Using Foss’ broad s coding, several patterns became apparent throughout Alice’s adventure in Wonderland. The relationship between coding and interpretation support the analysis of the artifact. Also, the result of curious text was revealed when I encountered incomplete arguments. Whether the dark setting, the scary images and situations, the adaptation plot that involving the escape of marriage ceremony, it could be a good evidence that the movie primary target on young adults people to adults rather than children.
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    • 1.
      • A trip of Alice in Wonderland
      • By Donlapak E.
    • 2. Alice in Wonderland
      • Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
      • Alice in wonderland synopsis
      • Tim Burton’s adaptation
    • 3. Method
      • Generative Criticism – Textual Analysis
      • Carroll’s book version VS Tim Burton’s movie version
      • Searching the literature (other scholars, reviews, critics)
      • Three areas of research; Children’s fantasy literature, drug abuse or medication, and feminism
      • Setting, characters, events, and themes
    • 4.
      • “ What does Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland communicate regarding Children’s fantasy literature, drug abuse or medication, and feminism?”
    • 5. Children’s Fantasy Literature
      • Plot adaptation
      • Tim Burton’s style
      • Parental Guidance
    • 6. Drug abuse/ medication
      • Victorian Era/ Opium
      • Loss of her beloved father and social pressures
    • 7. Feminism/ Women Power
      • Alice is an icon of female
      • Other major characters
      • Mia Wasikowska
    • 8. Conclusion
      • Action fantasy
      • Drug for medication purpose
      • Strong girl-power feminism
      • What more??