Tuesday, 2 March 2010

12minute Wonderland


I was lucky enough to stumble upon this amazing little clip and so in light of the launch of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (and that i have tickets to see it this sunday at the Imax) i thought i would share it all with you lovelies too! Unveiled online at BFI for the first time ever. It was the first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice in Wonderland and based on Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow.

It was made just 37 years after the novel's publication and only eight years after the birth of cinema....and at 12minutes long apparently it was considered a long film??Maybe something a few of today's film directors could take note from. The 1903 film has been given a new lease of life by the geniuses at BFI National Archive and it is a truly beautiful, simple and yet intricate piece of art i think. Thankyou BFI for bringing it into my life, and all you modern lardee dar - a movie needs to be 3hours long to do it justice..take note! Although saying that i think Tim's 2.5hr version will be pretty sweet!

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