Gonzo in Wonderland
March 9, 2010 9:02 PM   Subscribe

Ralph Steadman’s Alice in Wonderland. Salvador Dali’s Alice In Wonderland.
posted by mediareport (16 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

Dali was odd, but in such a wonderful way -- his Wonderland stuff was amazing...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 9:08 PM on March 9, 2010 [1 favorite]

Holy shit the Cheshire Cat is Dick Cheney
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 9:10 PM on March 9, 2010 [3 favorites]

This is cool. Thank you!
posted by P.o.B. at 9:59 PM on March 9, 2010

I think that Ralph and Salvador probably shared the same drug dealer, of the mind.
posted by caddis at 10:16 PM on March 9, 2010

A collaboration of the two, directed by Terry Gilliam.

I'd buy that for a dollar.
posted by philip-random at 10:44 PM on March 9, 2010

And if you like a surrealist take on Alice in Wonderland, you might also like Jan Svankmejer's Alice. It's terrifying.
posted by Kirk Grim at 11:02 PM on March 9, 2010

arrg! I used to have steadman's through the looking glass, but can't find it anymore. This drives me crazy, because it was gorgeous.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:10 PM on March 9, 2010

Is this where I come to casually mention, as if it wasn't a big deal at all, that I've met Ralph Steadman, chatted to him about poetry and watched home movies of him goofing around with Richard E Grant?

If not, please direct me to that thread, because I am very, very proud of myself and have no shame.
posted by him at 11:20 PM on March 9, 2010 [1 favorite]

and watched home movies of him goofing around with Richard E Grant

were they dressed? were there ladies present?
posted by philip-random at 11:26 PM on March 9, 2010

Dangit, him, I was trying to nonchalantly pop in and mention how I've touched/held/looked through a signed copy of Dali's Wonderland. It's been one of the highlights of my life so far, especially as I considered running away to Mexico with it. But noo-o-o-o-o, you just had to have the Steadman story.
posted by redsparkler at 11:48 PM on March 9, 2010

I love this, thanks!
posted by iamkimiam at 1:11 AM on March 10, 2010

Alice, as reappropriated/repurposed by Pogo aka Nick Bertke (mp3 here).
posted by progosk at 1:31 AM on March 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

were they dressed?

were there ladies present?

See how these anecdotes get gradually less interesting the more you investigate them? That's a theme in my anecdotage.
posted by him at 1:46 AM on March 10, 2010

The site also has a great 3-part cinematic history of Alice:

The first pornographic version, Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy, was released in 1976...
posted by mediareport at 4:13 AM on March 10, 2010

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posted by cortex at 10:09 AM on March 10, 2010

You guys are really tough on namedropping.
posted by him at 10:39 AM on March 10, 2010

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