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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wow! Just saw new trailer for Disney's/Tim Burton's 3D "Alice in Wonderland," starring Johnny Depp

Above, actress Mia Wasikowska as Alice
Walt Disney Pictures forthcoming
Alice in Wonderland.

Over the weekend, I saw the new trailer for

newest little dividend that'll keep
on giving,
Tim Burton's 3-D Alice in
, starring Johnny Depp,
Ann Hathaway
and Helena Bonham
, with twenty-year old Australian
Mia Wasikowska starring as

(She'll also be playing Jane Eyre in a new
film out in 2011 produced by BBC Films.
Once Alice comes out, her life of relative
anonymity disappears forever.)

Alice is slated to come out March 5th and
based on what I've seen thus far, it's a
safe bet I'll be among those
in line to see it
the first weekend.

It's really the damnedest thing I ever saw,
and the music by
Danny Elfman is both
weirdly and instantly familiar once you
hear it, like so many other memorable
Disney TV/film
scores and themes in my
head and yours, though mine, necessarily
ones from things you may well
have forgotten, like, say, well,
The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh,
starring Patrick McGoohan.

The particular Alice trailer link I have here
is the one that I believe has the most context
of the various
trailers on the Internet, since
it includes the very reason she is trying
escape from things in the first place:


Looks like the Mouse House has invented
a new
Billion $$$ printing press again!

I actually spent a good 45 minutes on the
ingenious movie website over the weekend
trying different things out, and it's just
amazing how ridiculously clever they are:


Really looks like film director
Tim Burton
is firmly back in the
GENIUS camp -again!
This time, to stay.

Speaking of 3D films, at her her Wax Word
blog today, Sharon Waxman, editor of
The Wrap, the best new addition to the
Hollywood scene this year, waxes about
some well-known Hollywood film directors
with a strong hankering to make some 3D
films in the future -and she names the

Hollywood Seized by 3D Mania


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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy
Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of now-closed ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016 Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. To the right is the world famous beach of Ipanema and to the left is the equally famous beach of Copacabana. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's yet another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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