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Alice in Wonderland (1966)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family | Fantasy  -  28 December 1966 (UK)
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Anne-Marie Mallik ...
Freda Dowie ...
Nurse
Jo Maxwell Muller ...
Alice's Sister (as Jo Maxwell-Muller)
Wilfrid Brambell ...
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Geoffrey Dunn ...
Mark Allington ...
Nicholas Evans ...
Eaglet
Julian Jebb ...
Young Crab
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Caterpillar (as Sir Michael Redgrave)
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Anthony Trent ...
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Avril Elgar ...
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Sir Ralph Richardson was offered a major cameo. See more »

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A surreal BBC "Wednesday Play"
14 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an experimental TV-movie from the BBC's "Wednesday Play" anthology. That series was always willing to risk trying something different, and this ambitious, low-budget "Alice" is certainly different. I don't exactly *enjoy* this film, but it's certainly fascinating.

I appreciate it as an experiment in what television could do. I admire the cast of iconic and talented Britons who wouldn't normally coincide in the same project: Peter Sellers, John Gielgud, Leo McKern (in drag as the Duchess), Michael Redgrave, Peter Cook, Wilfrid Brambell, Alan Bennett, Malcolm Muggeridge, etc.

I also admire the creativity it took to imagine this quintessentially British tale accompanied by Ravi Shankar music.

Some viewers may find the film too creepy and surreal, but the original book is pretty disturbing to begin with. This film is fairly incoherent, but then so is the book, which follows the ever-shifting logic of a dream.

The biggest problem (aside from pacing that now seems too leisurely) is that Miller's production assumes you already know what's going on. For instance, it assumes you know that the two men dressed as... um... men are actually the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle.

In other words, this is an "Alice" for people who are already overdosed on adaptations of "Alice," and who might appreciate a weirdly different take on the familiar story. Or to narrow that audience a bit, people age 12 and up who might appreciate a different take on the story.


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