Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Retro Alice

Alice in Wonderland in 12 Minutes
 Evidently a lot of parents will be taking their tots to see the new version, unaware of it's very dark nature, so I found this thrilling substitute.  Of course some parents are beyond help.

From the British Film Institute Archive comes this first-ever film adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s book.

Made just 37 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his novel and eight years after the birth of cinema, the adaptation was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, and was based on Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations…  With a running time of just 12 minutes (8 of which survive), Alice in Wonderland was the longest film produced in England at that time. Film archivists have been able to restore the film’s original colours for the first time in over 100 years.

PS: Aficionados (like TUA) may appreciate this Movie Title Stills Collection.

1 comment:

BlogDog said...

Kristine DeBell was always my favorite Alice.

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