It’s more than 100 years old.
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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 the birth of cinema, the adaptation was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, and was based on Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations. In an act that was to echo more than 100 years later, Hepworth cast his wife as the Red Queen, and he himself appears as the Frog Footman. Even the Cheshire cat is played by a family pet.
With a running time of just 12 minutes (8 of which survive), Alice in Wonderland was the longest film produced in England at that time. Film archivists have been able to restore the film’s original colours for the first time in over 100 years.
Music: ‘Jill in the Box’, composed and performed by Wendy Hiscocks.
This restoration was supported by The Headley Trust and The Pilgrim Trust.
To find out more about the film, visit http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/i…
To book tickets to ‘Alice in Wonderland – A BFI IMAX 3D Experience’, visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_ima…
To find out more about BFI Southbank’s season of Alice in Wonderland adaptations, visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_sou…
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