Alice in televisual Wonderland  APR 07 2010

Hyperbole Machine reviews the various Alice in Wonderland films, cartoons, and TV shows.

Alice in Wonderland is one of the most adapted works in cinema, which is surprising, really, when you reflect on the fact that the book is pretty much unfilmable. There's no real narrative thread besides 'Alice is curious' and the story is little more than a series of tableaux where Carroll can flex his surrealist prose. In light of the recent Burton riff on this very popular story, I thought I'd do a little historical trek through the numerous filmed versions of this famous novel. (No I haven't seen the 1976 porn version so don't expect a review).

FWIW, here's a fairly SFW clip of that porno version.

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