tiistai 15. marraskuuta 2011

Alice in Wonderland (1903)

The first filmation of the story. This is all there's left of the 12 min movie. The description tells us this:

"The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll's tale has recently been restored by the BFI National Archive from severely damaged materials. 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. In an act that was to echo more than 100 years later, Hepworth cast his wife as the Red Queen, and he himself appears as the Frog Footman. Even the Cheshire cat is played by a family pet.

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.

Music: 'Jill in the Box', composed and performed by Wendy Hiscocks.

This restoration was supported by The Headley Trust and The Pilgrim Trust."

I find it very interesting and recommend watching!

2 kommenttia:

  1. Ihana toi video ♥
    +Sinulle on yllätys blogissani ;)

  2. Thank you for the video ! I really love Lewis Carrol's story and I didn't know there were such a movie !