It’s ironic that one of our few really offbeat filmmakers should transform two incredibly offbeat novels into a dreary by-the-book feminist parable.
Santa Barbara, CA (Vocus) March 19, 2010
Director Tim Burton’s "Alice In Wonderland" shattered box-office records, earning $116 million in its opening weekend, his biggest debut yet and breaking March opening records. The movie stayed at the top of the box office this past weekend, raking in another $62 million. Audiences seem to love it, but at least one screenwriter says “Alice” is sending the wrong message to young women.
Andrew Klavan (andrewklavan.com) -- whose novels True Crime and Don't Say a Word became hit films starring Clint Eastwood and Michael Douglas respectively -- takes issue with the Alice's modern day feminist twist, saying “It’s ironic that one of our few really offbeat filmmakers should transform two incredibly offbeat novels into a dreary by-the-book feminist parable." adding "Today’s movies and television messages for women are shallow idiocy. Women are being sold a bill of goods here, and many are being made to feel foolish for wanting what in fact they want and dreaming what in fact they dream.”
- Why Tim Burton's twist on "Alice" fails to be creative
- How this feminist parable sends the wrong message to young girls
- Why most films are failing to present positive depictions of homemakers and marital relationships
- How men are negatively affected by gender-based double standards in film
Andrew Klavan -- who has appeared most recently in The Los Angeles Times, Fox News Red Eye, The Mike Gallagher Show, The Washington Times, The Lars Larson Show, Big Hollywood, and dozens of other outlets -- is a witty, entertaining guest. Incidentally, Klavan’s new book The Long Way Home has just been optioned by a major Hollywood player to be made into a major motion picture. Book Andrew today by contacting Will Bower at 202-365-2536.