my life in a cartoon motion


Everyone loves Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s timeless story about how if small children eat random things and chase animals into confined spaces, magical adventures ensue. But Alice, Czech director Jan Svankmajer’s 1988 adaptation, is by far the nuttiest, most extreme take on the fable.

For one thing, rather than a cartoon or character actor hard-up for a paycheck, the white rabbit ofAlice is an actual taxidermied animal, necromanced back to life using stop-motion. In the movie, the rabbit springs to life, rips the nails out of his paws, and drains the stuffing from his chest. Try showing this to your kids and see if they want to celebrate Easter ever again.

Also, in this version he’s a scissor-wielding nut with a penchant for decapitation.

Seemingly because the director wanted to limit himself to making a movie with only the contents of a serial killer’s garage for props, we also get characters made up of creepy dolls, animal skulls, and a caterpillar that’s a sock puppet with actual dentures shoved in its mouth.

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I was tagged by helta to talk abt 6 of my fave albums atm! so here they are:

alvvays - alvvays ((my fave Toronto band))

adventures in your own backyard - patrick watson (the most beautiful music u will ever hear)

bigfoot - cayucas (v beachy and perfect for summer)

life in cartoon motion - mika (nothing makes me happier than this album tbh it’s so fun and smiley)

after the disco - broken bells (I’m kinda diggin disco rn so this is like modern 80s music featuring the lead singer from the shins!!)

where the heaven are we - swim deep (also very summery, makes me feel like I’m floating a lil bit, austin has that perfect british indie band voice)

I’m gonna tag suspiciousmilk, artkid, apricotly, and anyone else who wants to do it!