Almost Alice songs are the true soundtrack to Alice in Wonderland

I’m thinking of a word that starts with “M”. There were five memorable musical moments in the movie Alice in Wonderland. Three were part of the score by Danny Elfman, one I could not figure for the life of me and only one is actually a credited song in the movie.

There was opening song with a chorus of female vocals: “Alice’s Theme” from the score. Then the engagement party featuring classical music (“Proposal/Down the Hole“). There was a tea party playing music that sounded like it was from the 40’s (unknown).  And then there were two songs that played during the closing credits: “Alice” by Avril Lavigne, followed by “Alice Reprise #5” by Danny Elfman.

As for the movie itself, I was very pleasantly surprised by Alice in Wonderland. Of course it was bizarre and dark – it is after all a truly bizarre story, and Tim Burton cannot help but shade even the most positive storytime tales.  But I would actually say the movie was delightful. It took me a bit to get past the ever-present sallow eyes, and it was certainly a better movie if you have a pretty clear understanding of the original storyline, but I really quite enjoyed it.

Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter stole the screen. Both were fantastic. While Johnny Depp seemed a bit too much like a leprechaun playing a jolAly roger for me. And Anne Hathaway was much too flitty – all arms and no acting. While the CGI for the Red Queen’s monstrously large head worked perfectly, the stretched Stayne played by Crispin Glover just seemed awkward and lilting like a claymation scarecrow from the era of the first Clash of the Titans.

The producers of the movie worked with a lot of very cool artists to release a tribute album to the movie called Almost Alice. I was hoping that more than just one of the songs would actually be in the movie, but I can understand that they may have thrown off the feel of the movie.

Here’s the list of songs from Almost Alice. I would love to see a director’s cut or re-dub of the movie with these songs instead of the score.



~ by montelutz on March 7, 2010.

One Response to “Almost Alice songs are the true soundtrack to Alice in Wonderland”

  1. This is my favorite movie!!!!! RED QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yyyyyeah! (I’m one of those people who is constantly sugar-high. Forgive me.) Rock on!!!! (And Stayne did look like a scarecrow :p)

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