–I was invited to an expense paid press event in LA with the opportunity to interview James Bobin and share my experience with all of you for “Alice Through the Looking Glass”.
When you have worked on a movie for as long as a director has like James Bobin, you can’t WAIT to show people the film! While at the Alice Through the Looking Glass Event in LA, I interviewed James Bobin.
I can’t wait to share my Interview with James Bobin to all of you!
“It’s so nice for me to sort of show the film to people because I lived with it for a very long time by myself in a small room in Burbank.”
There were several favorite parts of the interview and I just wanted to share some of the highlights with all of you! Then be sure to go and see the movie! Check out my review and of course the awesome list of meaning full Alice Through the Looking Glass quotes!
Interview with James Bobin
James, being from England, explained to us how he “lived Alice” growing up. He wanted to stick to Lewis Caroll’s ideas. He shared with us that new character in the movie, Time, was actually his idea. In his story it says, “I have been stuck in here since last March, when Time and I quarreled.”
We asked how Sacha Baron Cohen helped develop Time. He helped with the way he holds himself, walks, and even how he sits.
“Yeah, I mean obviously when you work with someone as brilliant as Sacha you always try to think of ways of getting him back involved in things you’re doing. So, you know, um, he and I worked years ago on Borat and Ali G and Bruno.”
Bobin explains to us how, “The passage of time can be a sad thing.”
One of the biggest challenges is the how the story itself. Keeping it complex and interesting and yet no so much that a kid wouldn’t understand. This concept was James Bobin’s biggest challenge!
Tribute to Caroll
There are several tributes to Carroll in the movie. Besides the time clock, there is a chess match and a mantle piece clock that goes back to Caroll’s stories! “The mantle piece clock in the room is the same mantle piece clock that John Tenniel drew in 1871,” Bobin shared with us!
“I didn’t know this. But when she (Helena) and Colleen talked about the costume, Colleen always adds things in for fun, like something that only she and the character are gonna know about. And so apparently Helena, as the Red Queen, wears bloomers with hearts sewn into them. We are never going to see those…but she knows they’re there. And that is so brilliant for a character that– as an actor you know you are completely the character once your underwear is also made for that!”
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In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland to save her friend the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings a unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past three years sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland. Reuniting with her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem, the White Queen and the Cheshire Cat, Alice must save the Hatter and Underland itself, before time runs out. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.