Monday, 8 March 2010

Alice in Wonderland

No, I'm not talking about Tim Burton's latest release, but the first-ever film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's story, directed in 1903 by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow - watch it here.

It's just been restored by the BFI National Archive, and forms part of a Alice in Wonderland season, running at the Southbank from 11th to 17th March.

The 1903 film ran for 12 minutes (around eight minutes survive) and was closely based on John Tenniel's original illustrations for Carroll's story. I just love the adorable little children marching past the camera, dressed as playing cards!


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