FIRST TIME VIEWING #18 - Alice In Wonderland - Cecil M. Hepworth/Percy Stow, 1903
Though only a brief 9 minutes, it is wonderful to see that the Wonderland story has always (at least until recently) transposed well onto film. The intertitles tell most of the story and the print, even when digitally restored, is incredibly choppy but at 108 years old, what can you expect? Despite these setbacks, the vision behind this short is wonderfully concieved. Filters are used perfectly to portray the growing unreality of Alice’s dream world and the eccentricities of the characters, especially that of the Hare and Hatter, are projected wildly onto the celluloid.
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