• Three Things You Didn’t Know About Alice…

    by  • March 5, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing


    This weekend’s big movie release is Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. I myself will be in line in just a few hours. But for those of you who enjoy trivia, here’s a bit you can impress your friends with:

    There have been nearly forty film and television adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s classic book. The first, released in 1903, was an eight minute, black and white, silent film that ran 8 minutes.

    Alice in Wonderland is the seventh time Johnny Depp has worked with Tim Burton. And the sixth time Burton has worked with his wife Helena Bonham Carter.

    Mia Wasikowska won the role of Alice over Amanda Seyfried and Lindsay Lohan. Burton said it was Wasikowska’s gravity that won her the role.


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.