Last Sunday night a passage from Alice was heard in episode #3 of Westworld. Jeffrey Wright asked Evan Rachel Wood to read an observation of Alice’s, one that not only hinted at a certain awakening but echoed what Wood’s “host” character, Dolores Abernathy, is starting to experience.
Author Charles Dodgson, whose pen name was Lewis Carroll.
And then Carroll reappeared the following night (Monday) when I paid to see Gavin O’Connor‘s The Accountant. Cynthia Addai-Robinson‘s Treasury Dept. analyst is exploring Ben Affleck‘s autism/Asperger’s affliction online, and she spends a half-minute looking into Carroll’s alleged experience with a similar condition.
It was enough to make me want to see The Secret Side of Lewis Carroll, a BBC2 documentary that aired last year and which asserted that while Carroll may have fit the profile of a gentle, well-behaved pedophile, he didn’t actually descend into that pit.