Alice in Wonderland
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So it should be no surprise that this low-budget (£32,000 and a 6-week shooting schedule) 72-minute BBC B&W production is done with all live actors, no animation, yet is faithful to the book. . Quoting from the enclosed folder, "...there was no script; Miller (the director) simply typed out the dialogue from Carroll's book each day and presented it to the cast on the set, and after a few rehearsals, they would do a take." Principal characters are portrayed in human form in Victorian period costume, making full utilization of the Tenniel illustrations where possible. For example, the white rabbit (Wilfred Brambell in an outstanding portrayal) is a fussily dressed, brisk-gaited English gentleman with pocket watch, top hat, braided uniform with tails, bow-tie, white gloves, and a white fan. Alice's dress and hair style is perfectly realized.
Some of the key scenes are shortened. For example, the pool of tears leading to the caucus race (to dry off) was created by a giant Alice crying in frustration, not shown, so the sudden appearance of water is confusing. The recitation of Father Williams to the Caterpillar (an excellent Michael Redgrave) was regrettably truncated to only a verse or so.Read more ›
The picture quality is excellent, unusual for British TV of this period. Director Jonathan Miller personally contributes an excellent commentary track, discussing the film's themes, his actors, and why he felt a darker "Alice" needed to be made. The disc is rounded out with a short picture gallery, and a real surprise: the first-ever "Alice" film, a 10-minute silent from 1903, with commentary. Really my only complaint is the lack of subtitles for the feature film; Alice's own dialogue is frequently whispered, and to the casual ear can be hard to decipher. Otherwise, this is a great film with an excellent DVD presentation that demonstrates quality over quantity. I recommend it very highly.
Just the correct actor was picked for each Lewis Carroll character. Director / Producer Jonathan Miller cast Anne-Marie Mallik as Alice as she matched his vision of the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church in Oxford. My favorite character is Mock Turtle played well by Sir John Gielgud where much of the original dialog was left in.
An added surprise was the musical back ground by Ravi Shankar at the height of popularity. The sound of the sitar blended in well with the time of the story and the outdoor insect environment.
The commentary by the director Jonathan Miller helps explain the stark differences of this production.
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This adaptation is stranger than strange and very different from others that I've seen but I like it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mr. Jay
This challenging 1966 production of Alice in Wonderland by the talented director Jonathan Miller can be watched over and over again with each viewing revealing new details and the... Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2010 by Iambic Reviewer
What a disappointment. With a cast like that I expected somethng brilliant, what I got was self-indulgent claptrap with no resemblance to Lewis Carroll's work. Read morePublished on April 17 2010 by P. Rodney Heaton
I had to force myself to make it through this 71 minute b&w version of Alice in Wonderland. Alice is portrayed as flat and emotionless - with absolutely no sense of wonder. Read morePublished on March 16 2010 by T. Gamble
The worst version I've ever seen. The story is constantly modified to avoid special effects$$. The Alice actress was instructed to be deadpan throughout, which is just as well... Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Stephen Hopkins
It seems I stand alone in not liking this version of Alice in Wonderland. Having read the book, I know what is happening, yet I feel people not exactly fimilar with the story... Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by K. Schade
Despite what a previous long winded, word regurgitating review said, the cast and direction is phenomenal, AS is the girl who plays Alice. Read morePublished on March 14 2004 by HH
This 1966 BBC-TV version of Lewis Carroll's classic story is, no doubt, one of the more strange and unusual versions of this tale that one is ever likely to see on film. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2004 by Hazen B Markoe
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