An exciting development: I'm branching out to write film pieces for Film4.com. Here is my first article, a report from the Royal Gala Premiere for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. This was also my first time covering a premiere, and it was certainly an experience, standing in the rain for four and a half hours. I have some tidbits of interviews that I didn't use in the piece below, including a (very) short chat with Danny Elfman, that I might post up in the near future. For the moment, check out the article below.
It was umbrellas at dusk on Thursday evening at the Royal premiere for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, as the heavy London rain fell indiscriminately on star and bystander alike. Fans of Burton and lead actor Johnny Depp had turned out in droves, with some camping out from early in the morning with the hope of catching a glimpse of the two cult icons.
While some eyes were fixed on the long-standing collaborators, others were treated to a respectable turn-out from the film's stellar cast, featuring talent from both sides of the Atlantic such as Anne Hathaway (The White Queen), Sir Christopher Lee (The Jabberwocky), Crispin Glover (The Knave of Hearts) and Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen), the latter sporting a custom-made purse bearing images of her character from the film.
Read the full article here.