The first film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland

March 8th, 2010 § 3 comments

Made 37 years after the book was written, this was the first film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Marvel at the special effects of 1903.

It’s really cool that the British Film Institute put this on YouTube. Otherwise it would just  gather dust in their archives. Well done, I tip my hat off to you BFI.

Funnily enough, Cecil Hepworth, one of the directors of the 1903 film, cast his wife as the Red Queen. Just like Tim Burton did for Helena Bonham-Carter in the most recent Alice in Wonderland.

I saw it over the weekend. It was AMAZING! To be completely honest, Burton doesn’t have to do much to amaze me but this film was so magical and colourful, my mouth was agape for much of it.

Oh, and about the video above, the scene at 4:05 mins scares the bejesus out of me. Still does. I’ll probably have nightmares tonight.

§ 3 Responses to The first film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland"

  • Tash says:

    Sameer: Of course I watched it 3D and in an imax cinema, no less. I enjoyed the effects but noticed that you had to keep your head straight at all times otherwise the effects didn’t work.

    Katie: Let me know what you think!

  • Katie says:

    Can’t wait to watch this! x

  • Sameer Vasta says:

    Ah, glad to know I’m not the only person that enjoyed the Burton film. I loved it, but it has been getting destroyed by critics and people in the street alike. Not sure why.

    Did you watch it in 3D? I didn’t, on purpose.

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