Sunday, June 06, 2010

Screentime Alice

The Den of Geek runs through almost every Alice in Wonderland put to film or microchip.

This Edison Company-made Alice takes its title from the 1865 novel, created by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll. With a running time of just ten minutes, this doesn't really tell the story, but instead provides the audience with a faithful snapshot of the most memorable characters. I especially like the painted backdrops in this production.

I've occasionally wondered what kind of hybrid feature Disney would have come up with in 1933, when he screen-tested Mary Pickford as Alice in three-strip Technicolor. Would have been interesting.

(It's a shame that Mr. Magoo never starred as Alice. With a blonde wig and the chronic myopia, he could have been a contender ...)


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