Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
In 1865, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It tells of a curious seven-year-old girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. The popularity of the book still lasts today and the story has been expanded/remade in countless movie adaptions over the years.
Through The Looking-Glass
Carroll released a sequel to Alice's Adventures In wonderland in 1871. He titled the book Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May, uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on 4 November, uses frequent changes in time and spatial directions as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of chess. In it, there are many mirror themes, including opposites, time running backwards, and so on.
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The book has inspired numerous film and television adaptations. The following list is of the most notable film adaptions.
Alice in Wonderland (1903)
Alice in Wonderland is a 1903 British silent film directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow. It is the first movie adaptation of Lewis Carroll's children's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The film is memorable for its use of special effects, including Alice's shrinking in the Hall of Many Doors, and in her large size, stuck inside of White Rabbit's home, reaching for help through a window.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions and based primarily on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with a few additional elements from Through the Looking-Glass. The 13th in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film was released in New York City and London on July 26, 1951. The film features the voices of Kathryn Beaumont as Alice, and Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 American computer-animated and live action fantasy film, starring Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. The film is inspired by Lewis Carroll's 1865 fantasy novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its 1871 sequel Through the Looking-Glass. Wasikowska plays the now nineteen-year-old Alice who, 13 years after her previous visit, returns for the first time as a young woman. She is told that she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature controlled by the Red Queen who terrorizes Underland's inhabitants.
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