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Alice and Mad Hatter reunite at the Murphy Library in Alice in Wonderland this Thursday, July 18

Posted on: July 13, 2013

Alice is nineteen years old and a young man has just proposed.  However she has misgivings about marrying him and ventures into a nearby garden to think when she spies a rabbit going down a hole.  Soon she is revisiting the netherworld of her childhood and that includes the Mad Hatter.  But now she is wiser and understands how to grow taller. That is, unless the Red Queen triumphs in wreaking havoc.

As part of the summer reading program, the Murphy Library is showing director Tim Burton’s 2010 film, Alice in Wonderland,  based on the Lewis Carroll novel starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 108 minutes.  The film is rated PG.  Call 837-2417 for details.

According to press accounts Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Barbara Windsor, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Imelda Staunton, and Jim Carter all recorded their dialogue in one day.  They are the voices behind the animals and plants in Alice.  Moreover, they are among the finest actors on the English stage and in cinema.  After that single day, it’s easy to imagine them walking to a nearby pub and tossing down a pint of English bitter, toasting Alice, Lewis and Tim for creating a great story.  Cheers!

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