WARNING: Alice Through the Looking Glass Spoilers!
Feeling (Fi): Mirana can get people to do as she thinks is best without having
to convince them. She never forces Alice to do her will and lets her make her
own choices. She also generally prefers to express herself through actions: She
vows not to hurt any living creature, is there for the Hatter when he needs her
and helps Alice giving her resources she needs to accomplish her goals: The Pishsalver,
The clock to travel to Time’s castle, the White Knight’s armor and the Blood of
the Jabberwocky. It’s also her emotionally quiet nature what makes her be at
odds with her sister for so long: she deeply regretted being the cause of her sister’s misfortune and she could show it to her her by supporting her at the Coronation and later on by apologizing.
Sensing (Se): Mirana isn’t afraid to ride to battle, explore dangerous castles
or put all her people in danger by suggesting using the Chronosphere to save
the Hatter’s family. She’s also kind of bored during her banishment in
Marmoreal, which she spent with her court, her potions and her trees and
gardens. Despite she can generally make potions with disgusting things, she can
be easily disgusted, as seen when Alice slain the Jabberwocky and when collecting
its blood. Mirana did her best to try to help Iracebeth when Underland’s time
almost stopped and she was petrified.
Intuition (Ni): Mirana doesn’t consider alternative solutions to her problems.
The only way to get her crown back is slaying the Jabberwocky, she can’t
because of her vows, so she needs a champion since her White Knight was killed
and that can only be Alice because the Oracle says so. She also didn’t have a plan in case her sister tried to attain her promised revenge.
Thinking (Te): Mirana uses this function when in need of solutions, such as
every time Alice needs resources and when requesting help from those loyal to
her, like Alice, Bayard and the Hatter, but she doesn’t usually implements the
solutions herself. She’s also been shown to possess leadership capacities in her prosper ruling before her sister banished her.
At the time I was doing every single program that helped a first-time director lift her sails, and eventually this program called the Cinéfondation of the Cannes Film Festival. I met [Mustang co-screenwriter] Alice Winocour. We were the only two girls there. She also had a script that was completely crazy for a first feature film. When we saw each other, we had the exact same problems in our lives. It was as if we were coming out of the same spaceship.
I had one last episode of production [on my L.A. riot film] and it didn’t turn out well. Every door was closed. It’s completely out of character, but I gave up. Alice is the one who put me back on the saddle. Literally. I had told her about this treatment of Mustang that I had written. All the main scenes were already there. She’s the one who was the mastermind of some kind of evil master plan to do Mustang first. At some point she put me in a state where I was literally writing 20 hours a day. I wrote the first script in three years and Mustang in just a few weeks. I was in a trance. I was beating the shit out of my keyboard.
Happy first day of Women’s History month! I’m going to try to post an update about a historical woman every day. The woman for today is one of my favorite feminists, Alice Paul.
Alice Paul was a co-founder and the President of the National Women’s Party (NWP). The NWP favored a constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote, a radical position at the time. The larger organization the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA) favored a state-by-state approach to gaining the vote.
Alice Paul and the NWP are the suffragettes that protested in front of the White House during WWI. They were arrested and beaten for protesting. While in prison Alice Paul led a hunger strike that resulted in women being force fed.
After the 19th amendment was passed, Alice Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment. She was a lesbian. She was a vegetarian and an animal rights activist.
Alice Paul was considered VERY RADICAL at the time, which is part of why I like her so much.
“Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty?”
WARNING: Alice Through the Looking Glass Spoilers!
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Iracebeth needs lots of emotional affirmation; she’s
jealous of her sister because everyone loves her and she likes to be supported
at least by Stayne and later by Time. She’s very expressive and is always
trying to get her way and making sure her emotional needs are met. In the first
movie, she surrounds herself with people who have some big body part so she
doesn’t feel self-conscious about the size of her head. She’s pretty
judgmental, quick to ire and believes everyone should follow the social rules
imposed by her during her reign regardless of if her subjects agree with them or
not. She isn’t bad at manipulation either, since she started dating Time for
the sole purpose of getting him to lend her the Chronosphere and she managed to
make the vegetable soldiers follow her orders. All it takes for her to forgive
Mirana is a sincere apology, proving she values words over actions.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Iracebeth’s actions are determined by her past.
She’s unable to get over her coronation party and the Fell Day and blames all
of her misfortune on her sister and the Hightopps. After her coronation party,
she develops a great aversion against the animals of Underland because they
laughed at her which is shown when she is enraged that one of the frogs stole
three of her tarts and in her sister saying she preferred to study “Dominion
Over Living Things” in the first film. She uses social and cultural History as
a way to justify her actions against her sister, saying she should rule because
she’s the eldest. Her ant farm shows she actually likes tiny things, wishing
her head was smaller; it’s also the same thing she uses to imprison the
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Iracebeth’s intuition isn’t very good. She couldn’t
see neither Stayne nor anybody in her court actually appreciated her and she
didn’t notice her court members were faking their big body parts. She also didn’t
foresee the presence of Underland’s Resistance that could rebel against her
kingdom and support her sister until Alice’s return, which made its possibility really threatening to her kingdom.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): Iracebeth can think her way out of problems, like
when she escaped the Outlands and managed to trap Alice and her friends and get
the Chronosphere, however she doesn’t usually act logically or stops to think
things through. She let her emotions get the best of her causing her to see her
younger self when she traveled back to the Fell Day, making Underland’s time