Monday, 30 November 2009, 23:33
Two More Alice in Wonderland Posters

The two final treats from the Disloyal Subjects to the Mad Hatter page has been release. Yay!

Additionally, they have shown a picture of the whole scene put together. I can hardly wait to see what more they have in store for us.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009, 17:50
Helena interview on Enid
A new interview, by Kate Whiting, of Helena has surfaced in regards to the upcoming Enid Blyton Biopic. She covers her character and expierence with the author's books.
Away with the faries
Helena Bonham Carter is the kind of person you could imagine spending her childhood sitting under apple trees, reading The Famous Five to a clutch of adoring squirrels.
But the English-rose actress says she didn't grow up reading Enid Blyton. "I'm so un-English, even though everyone thinks I'm so English," she says, smiling warmly, dispelling all mawkish illusions about her childhood. "My mum is half French, half Spanish so I was not brought up with all that. Mum never prevented me from doing anything, it's just that we never came across her."
The actress, effortlessly avant garde in a floral and lace puffball dress, with a gold pocket watch dangling on a chain from her neck, is discussing her return to TV in a biopic about the prolific children's author.
"To be absolutely honest, I think my aunts were quite snobby about her books. It had already come to the point where Enid was looked down on by parents, although children loved her. I have lots of friends who were like, 'Oh my God! She saved my childhood'. Alan Rickman, the other day, said he was Julian, and he's not known for his sympathies with conservative England."
Bonham Carter came to Blyton when she had her first child Billy, now aged six, with her director partner Tim Burton.
"I'm now reading some Noddy to him and he loves it."
To children all over the world, 43-year-old Bonham Carter is known best for her role as Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter, so it seems apt that she should now be playing one of the world's best-loved children's authors. But the life of Enid Blyton was quite different from the lives the author gave her characters in books such as The Magic Faraway Tree.
"Enid's father left her childhood home when she was 13 and that was the single most formative experience for her," says Bonham Carter. "She couldn't deal with reality very well and her way of coping was writing a different world from the reality that she wanted to escape from.
"And she reinvented herself and her life to the point that if there was anything remotely unpleasant, she wrote a different fact in her head.
"Her dog died and as soon as it was dead, she carried on writing letters from Bobs to fans, so the fans never knew that the dog had ever died. She didn't do death. But conversely, she didn't like her mother, so told people she was dead long before she died."
Based partially on the biography by Blyton's second child, Imogen Smallwood, the one-off film begins with the writer as a young woman, struggling to get her stories published, followed by her romance and marriage to her first editor, Major Hugh Alexander Pollock (Matthew Macfadyen).
Spanning 40 years in her life, it also shows the birth of her daughters Gillian and Imogen and their childhood, the breakdown of her marriage and her second marriage to London surgeon Kenneth Waters (Dennis Lawson).
While Blyton adored her young fans, she appeared to neglect her own daughters. After Kenneth moved in, they were sent to boarding school and never saw their father again.
"Central to the children going to boarding school was also the fact that she had found this new relationship, which made her very happy, but she was essentially a child.
"I loved the fact that she was this forever child -- anyone who can keep the child alive within them I have great respect for.
The actress returns to Bellatrix Lestrange in the final instalment of the Harry Potter films. But her son Billy won't be having the books read to him yet.
"It's incredibly long -- a chapter of that and I'd be giving Tim his dinner at 10pm. No, better stick with Noddy."

Enid is on BBC Four next Monday at 9pm
- Kate Whiting
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New 'Alice in Wonderland' Poster
Facebook followers of the Disloyal Subjects of the Mad Hatter were treated with a lovely preview of poster for the movie. In this poster, the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee (Matt Lucas), and the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry) are present. There is a scan from Disney's D23 Magazine, but it seems better to provide higher quality pictures. This poster is 1/3 of the new materials to be provided in anticipation of the film. Once the update on Facebook gets 7,500 likes the second surprise will be revealed. So let's boost up that number, only around 250 more to go!
To see the full version of the poster, click on the picture.

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Sunday, 1 November 2009, 20:36
The Art of Tim Burton Book & Tim Burton (PB)
A message has been sent via about pre-ordering The Art of Tim Burton books this November.

Available for pre-order this November - The Art of Tim Burton Standard and
Deluxe Edition books!

The Art of Tim Burton is the definitive compilation of forty years of Tim Burton's artistry, including film concepts and hundreds of illustrations from his personal archives, edited under the creative guidance of Burton himself. This comprehensive 434 page book is grouped into thirteen chapters that examine common themes in Burton's work, from his fascination with clowns to his passion for misunderstood monsters, to his delight in the oddities of people. Many of Burton's friends and collaborators offer their thoughts, insight and anecdotes about Tim Burton's style and artistic approach to life.

Artwork from the following films and projects are included in this book: Alice in Wonderland (2010), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride (both 2005), Big Fish (2003), Planet of the Apes (2001), Sleepy Hollow, (1999), Mars Attacks! (1996), Ed Wood (1994), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Batman Returns (1992), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Family Dog (1987), Batman (1989), Beetlejuice (1988), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Frankenweenie (1984), Vincent (1982), and Hansel & Gretel (1982). The book also contains additional drawings from his illustrated book of poetry The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories (1997), and from The World of Stainboy web shorts (2000).

Text By:
Leah Gallo, Design by: Holly Kempf, Edited by: Derek Frey, Leah Gallo & Holly Kempf


Personal text contributions by friends and fellow creatives including: Allison Abbate, Colleen Atwood, John August, Rick Baker, Helena Bonham Carter, Felicity Dahl, Johnny Depp, Danny Devito, Danny Elfman, Carlos Grangel, Ray Harryhausen, Martin Landau, Rick Heinrichs, Christopher Lee, Lindsay Macgowan, Shane Mahan, Ian Mackinnon, Alex Mcdowell, Victoria Price, Ken Ralston, Paul Reubens, Deep Roy, Winona Ryder, and Richard Zanuck.

Pre-orders will be available this November.

For more information please register in the private gallery at!

The Museum of Modern Art also has published a book on Tim Burton's art, that you can order on their website for $19.95 and here's the information of the 64 page book:

"Tim Burton (PB)

By Ron Magliozzi and Jenny HePublished to accompany a major career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, this book considers Burton's career as an artist and filmmaker. It narrates the evolution of his creative practices, following the current of his visual imagination from his earliest childhood drawings through his mature oeuvre.

Illustrated with works on paper, moving-image stills, drawn and painted concept art, puppets and maquettes, storyboards, and examples of his work as a graphic artist, this book sheds new light on Burton and presents previously unseen works from the artist's personal archive. Includes 64 color illustrations.

With a visual style inspired by the aesthetics of animation and silent comedy, Tim Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking over the past three decades, melding the exotic, the horrific, and the comic and manipulating expressionism and fantasy with the skill of a graphic novelist."

Additionally, you should check out Tim Burtons Official Website for recently updated pictures in the gallery, and sign up for E-mail updates for the latest scoop on

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MoMA Information
Just a quick little update. I was reading up on the exhibition event and for The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit A tribute to Tim Burton on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 6:30 p.m. Tim Burton will be present. Also, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Robert A. Iger and Willow Bay, David and Julia Koch will be co-chairs for the evening.

The evening goes as follows:
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
After-party at 9:00 p.m. to midnight

For those attending prices are available on the MoMA website prices from the cocktails to the dinner range from $2,500 to $75,000 and the after party $100-$125 with all proceeds from the event going to the Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

You can check out all the information on the museum's website (with some pretty cool artworks displayed on the site from Tim's collection).

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Saturday, 31 October 2009, 23:38
Happy Halloween!
Hope you had a spooktacular night!


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Friday, 30 October 2009, 13:48
Frankenstein & Howard's End on Blu-Ray
Frankenstein (1994), based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, has recently been released again, but on Blu-Ray, fifteen years after it's original release. And Helena Bonham Carter's performance as Elizabeth is most definitely superb. I just thought I'd mention it seeing as it's Halloween tomorrow and a great to film to check out in any season.
In addition to Frankenstein, Howard's End (1992) has also been set to be released on Blu-Ray, in which Helena plays the role of Helen Schlegel. Another great film being re-released after seventeen years. Also, the movie is adapted from E.M. Forester's book and it can be found at many bookstores. On the left is Elizabeth from Frankenstein and the picture on the bottom right is Helen from Howard's End.

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