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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
3:52 pm
[elves_uk]
its still alive
Yes the project is still going to happen at some point, the main protaginists have been somewhat busy but this is still something close to our hearts. I have a further book to read, the looking glass wars, which is a further look into Alice's world.
Monday, June 21st, 2004
8:48 am
[jabberwockybite]
alice (duh, what else)
hey, i'm a big alice in wonderland fan. whats this community really about? i thought i'd join to see what its about, but i wasn't reay sure.

Current Mood: content
Sunday, May 16th, 2004
11:47 pm
[nologox]
Offering my help
Hi all, just come across this community and wondered if I can be of any help... I live in London, and have made a couple of short films. I can do screenwriting, plus I am able to lend my hand to anything else needed

So what is the current situation with the project

p.s
I'm a big Alice in Wonderland fan
Sunday, April 18th, 2004
1:36 pm
[fantas1a]
Hey hey, I'm new
Hey hey....My name's Hannah...I'm an alice-freak :D I was jus browsing the "alice communities" and came across the ALICE PROJECT ...can you guys tell me about this project? I see posts about "scenes" and such...what is it?

Thanks,
-Hannah
Friday, April 2nd, 2004
3:40 pm
[elves_uk]
Wednesday, March 10th, 2004
3:11 pm
[elves_uk]
Scene One Concept
A bright clear day.

Alice on a bench swinger her feet reading a magazine over a friends shoulder.

Camera pans down to see a pair of white boots walking behind the bench. A flash of white calf and long white hair (hair may be OTT).

Alice checks out the "rabbit". Looks, stares, follows.

Scenes of pursuit, always the "rabbit" one step ahead, turning the corner, never see the "rabbit" as a whole. Alice chasing, running while the "rabbit" strides with purpose.

The "rabbit" takes a suddden turn, alice follows blindly and immediatly stumbles into darkness, only guided by the flash of white.

Note: focus on foot level camera work, the sound of footsteps and disorientation.

Alice goes from the bright light of day into the darkness of the rabbit hole club.

A Hallway, a door and a key. To travel further she must accepts the offered free drink and free food.
Friday, February 20th, 2004
2:48 am
[_gemma_]
hey:)
just joined and wanted to offer my services (altho not proffesional) as a costume designer if u dont already have one:)
also, i live in brighton and have access to the private gardens where lewis carroll wrote alice in wonderland.

if anyone wanted to visit them for inspiration/picnics up trees, let me kno!

xxx
Thursday, February 12th, 2004
1:56 pm
[elves_uk]
Scene Planner
Re thought the opening scene completely!!

Alice in wonderland is only 12 chapters so I may well follow those for the "Acts"

Down the rabbit hole
The pool of tears
A caucus race and a long tale
the rabbits sends in a little bill
advice from a caterpillar
pig and pepper
a mad tea party
the queens croquet-ground
the mock turtles' story
the lobster-quadrille
who stole the tarts?
Alice's evidence

So far I have written the outline for the first 2 acts but not sure how to implement the size changing into the script.
Monday, February 2nd, 2004
5:24 pm
[missvontrapp]
Tuesday, January 20th, 2004
1:12 pm
[elves_uk]
Possible Opening Scene
The screen starts black. There is just the sound of steadily falling rain on cobbles. From the distance the faint stacatto tap of high heels, slowly getting louder.

The screen lightens slightly and we can see the outline of womens high heeled boots walking on wet cobbles and the faint sound of laboured breathing. The sound of someone walking fast and running late.

Then suddenly the rain stops and the sound of heels changes. The boots now walk on dry cobbles, under a bridge. They start to slow and then stop. The faint hum of various voices. The camera pans left and we see other pairs of boots, new rocks, patent high heels, transmuter platforms. Some shuffling, some tapping, a cigatette falls in the gutter, the camera keeps panning.

Until in between 5" stillettos and black biker boots suddenly flashes a pair of flat black strapped shoes with white socks!

Current Mood: thinking
Wednesday, December 10th, 2003
10:58 am
[elves_uk]
Latest developments
Working on the script outline and have made the bold (maybe foolish) decision to go lo fi lo budget. Simple reason is I want to see if it can be done. Going to try some tests over the holiday perioid using a digital ixus in film mode (as there has never been a movie made that way, maybe with good reason!). With the idea that I will be going for a silent movie dependant on audio.

Current Mood: inspired
Wednesday, November 12th, 2003
7:55 am
[elves_uk]
Another contributor
Good news, might have found another conspirator in our project. A guy who I got to meet last year at the sci-fi film festival at the movie workshop who has made films, edited, directed and shown films and I can conflab with on bits and pieces. So its looking promising.

**transmission ends**

Current Mood: chipper
Friday, October 31st, 2003
12:51 pm
[missvontrapp]
Ideas so far...
Here's an overview, creative ideas, and the first chapter already written out...see what you think...

Alice Project Overview:

Scenes to include from the book:
1. Down the Rabbit Hole (Tube train, the dangers within macdonalds)
2. The rabbit sends in a little bill?
3. Advice from a caterpillar (young alice meets old alice as trampy homeless in caterpillar sleeping bag)(the choice to grow bigger-left side/right side big mac)
4.Pig and Pepper (pub name?) (cheshire cat)
7. A mad Tea party (below pub) Bondage scene from childs eye view/poss cut across duplicate roles in a parental dinner table context in alices' head as she tries to make sense of it...)(would that be overcomplicating?)
8. The queens croquet ground.
9. Who stole the tarts.
10. ALices evidence (coming round at bottom of tube station escalator where she discovers she fell)

Rough Ideas/Notes:

Some cross cut scenes between alices young childs eye view of London and the adult world - eg. as a child she encounters the caterpillar and chooses to grow older-

Caterpillar is a street person up to the neck in a sleeping bag and wooly hat, knitting needles for antennae - old woman - actually alice herself- left or right side of big mac (haha)

Mad Hatters- Fetish club scene below the Pig and Pepper (cheshire cat must be some kind of drugged out idiot savant...) thru front door, back of pub downstairs in cellar-
Dormouse is a male bondage sub in a box (bring out the gimp!), female mad hatter dom figure - dressed as male british neo-victorian eccentric with a PILE of hats on top of her head -
This scene could be cross-cut with remembrance of tea with parents - so bondage dormouse is hen-pecked father, mad hatter is dominant mother (not that I'm drawing from my own childhood here...*cough*)...but this may overcomplicate matters...
Bondage scene seen through alices 8 year old eyes...woo hoo!!

Have some plans for costume - need to scan my sketchbook..

Written so far:

Opening scene:
Part 1: Down the Rabbit hole (Down The Tube)


Tube train. Young girl (alice) carrying Happy Meal. People reading broadsheets ignoring her.
She's looking around wide-eyed at the bustle of people and noise and dirt -
Too hot, crowded, stuffy...

'Down the Escalators'

'Rabbit' is seen on train - perhaps dressed victorian gentleman (steampunk style) with big rabbit ears on hat...distinctly out of place -
(I'm Late...)
Tube stops.
Rabbit out - Alice is caught in the push and loses her mother. Instead she follows the rabbit thru the station (rather like a rabbit hole/warren) - down many many escalators - still carrying happy meal.
Past adverts for ORANGE MARMALADE (book reference)
(like lost little girl in red in Schindlers List)

'I wonder how many miles these go down...'
'perhaps they could go right thru the earth...'

AT BOTTOM OF STAIRS - FALL OVER - (AS I DID!!)

(LANDING)

Dazed and in ankle pain - she follows the neo-victorian rabbit around a corner and comes upon a service door...

(rather like Harry Potter, this!)

Now she is on a disused tube platform, lit with fairy lights, candles and lanterns stolen from skips (Homeless world - like Neverwhere)

A tiny low window - thru which she can see a beautiful garden (botanical house/english lawn/whatever) - but she can't get in!

Lost, scared, muddied, grubby - she can open it (no key needed, but she is too big to get through)

[lines]

Sits down miserably...opens her Happy Meal and looks with resignation at the grey, cold, not-too-appetising contents - puts the rabbit toy in pocket of her overcoat (use at end)

Starts on her coke/fruit shoot bottle...

SHRINKING SEQUENCE

Seen through Alice's eyes, everything becomes larger...

(this can be achieved by zooming out as you track camera towards object if I remember correctly...probably don't...but it's doable. Reverse for shrinking)

She can now get into the garden - but is not strong enough to open the latch/turn the handle -

Goes for cheeseburger...

Thinks nothing is happening...curious...hand on head to check...

Finishes off the cheeseburger, with a grimace as she swallows (oo-err!!)...regards the box (covered in Alice images...queen, cat etc etc)

Zoom in on graphics of Happy Meal (as above)

Alice begins to grow.

......................................................

That's it so far. Let me know if you like the direction I'm going in...

*grin*

VG

Current Mood: creative
Thursday, October 30th, 2003
10:11 pm
[chelseachainsaw]
hey gang....

'specially you elvesy....

think i might go check this out tomorrow before the festivities...

http://www.explodingcinema.org


XXXchelsea
2:00 pm
[elves_uk]
Roll Call
goregoddess - long distance star and supplier of inspiration and maybe web cam footage for editing in.

twistedtart put me on to the book Automated Alice by Jeff Noon and further research

_lois_
Sounds like fun, not that my acting skills are up to much these days. My written English sucks too, but my sister

works for a script editing company, so I might be able to get her to take a look at it once there is something

written.

yaruar
hmm, interesting, I might well have some interested actors/filmakers too ;-)

missvontrapp all hands on deck kinda

sadiecakes model/actress/performer and supporter


icklegoth*points* Hello, actress over here!!! Oh and Alan is a film maker person! And writes pretty well.I'd

guess that Alan will be happy to help out with the filming. He's a director AND can operate his mini DV pretty well ya

know :D I'd think DV is the way to go on no budget.By the way, did I mention I'm an actress, that's what I do?

*flutters eyelashes*

ikkleruby bunny_messiah.Both of us can use video recording/editing equipment, Kit's excellent with

editing & stuff (he taught it & has got loadsa excellent work in his portfolio) &, of course, any acting you need i'd

be happy to help with, too. he's also made unfinished music scores 4 films (which sounds really cool, what i've heard)


lozetteI don't have any equipment to offer, but if you manage to get as far as the editing stage I'll

volunteer. I've done manual film, video & digital editing before (on Media100i & Avid) and would like to do some again

:-)

gothicimageCan I take the production stills? :-) I did a photoshoot today with elviravixen and lydiamorgan and mentioned this project in passing. They're both interested as well.

sybyryan_lotuswow!!! it kinda sounds like my life on some days. (source material and inspiration)

elves_uk Tis I the mad ringmaster of this whole thing, all i can bring are contacts, the idea and the desire to see this thing through!
Monday, September 29th, 2003
4:58 pm
[elves_uk]
Slack and no exscuse
Well what can I say, been mad busy at work, getting house sorted, life will return to normal after my birthday on saturday (well sort of)

I will then be able to refocus on Alice but please do not let that stop you contributing and digging out resources , many thanks to missvontrapp for all ehr efforts to date.

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, September 26th, 2003
6:44 am
[missvontrapp]
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003
4:53 pm
[missvontrapp]
Ooh crikey!!
We need to look at this website thoroughly...

http://www.alice-in-wonderland.fsnet.co.uk/main_setup.htm

It's very thorough, and has details on pretty much EVERY Alice film project to date...inc. some very recent up-to-the-minute stuff with Kelly Osbourne of all people!!
3:56 pm
[missvontrapp]
We need to look at this:
A film by Jan Svankmajer called 'Alice'

I've not seen it myself...but I've been told it could be a good influence...

If we can't get a copy, we can look for images via Google anyway...

He's a Czech Surrealist who works in Prague.

*grin*

Links:
http://www.awn.com/heaven_and_hell/svank/svank2.htm
http://www.illumin.co.uk/svank/misc/aliceuk.html
http://www.illumin.co.uk/svank/films/alice/alice.html
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6305779635/104-3230188-8558346?v=glance
10:01 am
[elves_uk]
This could be possible
http://www.sci-fi-london.com/wwwboard/messages/23.html
http://www.sci-fi-london.com/wwwboard/wwwboard.html

Waiting to find out more details but it could provide the "push" to get the Alice Project rolling, when I get more info I'll know better. Time to really pull my finger out and get the script rolling although still too many script ideas to nail down just one. Although with more feedback from the sci-fi london people it may well give a focus.
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