First-Ever Film Version Of ”Alice in Wonderland” (1903)

Feb 27, 2010 · 15412 views

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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 […]

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  1. Marc Felion says:

    That was really wonderful.

    I’d like to have seen them restore it digitally with better color correction and they could accomplish a lot with the clone tool from Photoshop.

  2. matt cameron says:

    lmao @ marc
    what a neat find, guys — i’m totally getting into silent films so this was nice to see!
    xoxo

  3. Blueboi says:

    Uggh, that’s outragious. You can see her ankles! 😛
    I wonder how they pulled off some of those FX. They seem pretty good for 1903.
    The notes at around 8:43 reminded me of the witches theme from Wizard of Oz :p

    @ Marc
    I think the point is to preserve it as close to it’s original state as possible. So it’s best to keep it as far away from George Lucas 😛

  4. Michael says:

    That’s very cool…..I’m excited to see the new Alice, in fact several of the ladies from the camper village (where I’m staying with my folks) have already bought tickets for the first showing on Friday morning.

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