Join Alice on her journey through the mirror in BBC's fanciful adaptation of Lewis Caroll's classic novel. In an alternate world, just on the other side of the mirror's reflection, Alice ... See full summary »
One of the most well-known stories begins one golden summer afternoon. Alice is sitting on a riverbank with her sister when a fully-dressed, talking rabbit runs past her. She follows the ... See full summary »
Sarah Jane Curran
When Alice is lured by the Red King to magically enter her mirror into Looking Glass Land, she meets up with the White Queen and King, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, and Jabberwock for a magical, musical blend of fantasy and fun.
Alice is a pure library worker who works and suits younger than her age. She rebuffs William because he's repetitive on habits she thinks improper - she's a prude. While fantasizing about ... See full summary »
Mónica von Reust,
A modern adaptation of the classic children's story "Alice Through the Looking Glass" written by Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel, which continued on from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". ... See full summary »
Classic tale of a girl named Alice (Natalie Gregory) who follows a white rabbit down a hole into Wonderland, where she can change sizes by eating and drinking and animals talk. After escaping the disturbing Queen of Hearts (Jayne Meadows), she finds that she has ended up on the other side of the looking glass in Looking Glass Land and that there is a mind-created Jabberwocky (Tom McLoughlin) after her. With the advice of a wise owl and royal chess pieces on her mind, she ventures home, vowing to grow up in this two-part movie which remains most faithful to the original stories written by Lewis Carroll.
Sammy Davis, Jr., who appeared as the Caterpillar in this live-action version of the classic tale, also provided the voice of the Cheshire Cat in the 1966 Hanna-Barbera animated television version of "Alice". See more »
The Jabberwocky, during the palace party crashing, flies but its wings never once flapped. See more »
Do you know "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?"
Yes I do.
Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.
No, no, no, no, no. That's not good at all. I prefer... Twinkle twinkle little bat, how I wonder what you're at.
Twinkle twinkle little skunk, how I wonder if you're drunk!
The March Hare:
Twinkle twinkle little ant... you do look strange without your pants.
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On the video edition of this miniseries, the first tape closes with a statement from Lewis Carroll's book and closing credits. Then when you slide the second part in, there is opening credits for that. When this miniseries is aired on television, the final statement from the book, the ending credits of part one and the opening credits of part two are all cut. See more »
Some people loved this rendition of Lewis Carol's work, others completely hated it. It was by no means a stunning success. I could spend the next several lines explaining what went wrong and what went right, but I won't. This isn't that type of movie.
I recommend this for a very simple reason. The movie is full of great talent. Great performances? Not really. But great talent. The enjoyment of this movie is watching some of the true greats in playful roles. If you watch this expecting great acting performances and great cinematic moments with inspiring music then you are a fool. It was never meant to be anything more than a delightfully fun experience with great moments. (Sammy Davis Jr. as the Catapillar is a great example.)
I can't describe this any other way than to say that Harry Harris got some of the most recognizable faces of Hollywood to put on stupid costumes and act crazy. Even if you don't recognize many of the names on the cast list you should watch it anyways. Several faces will be familiar without your knowing their names.
My major criticism (and warning) many of the songs are very hokey. In some scenes its damn annoying. Most people who demonize this film attack the music first and hardest. Its up to you to sit through the musical numbers you don't like and enjoy the rest of the film. IF you accept this adaptation for what it is and watch it for the right reasons, I guarantee you will be pleased you spent the time.
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