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Alice (1988)

Neco z Alenky (original title)
A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.




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A memorably bizarre screen version of Lewis Carroll's novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', mixing one live actor (Alice) with a large variety of stop-motion animated creatures, ranging from the complex (the White Rabbit) to the incredibly simple (the Caterpillar, consisting of a sock, a couple of glass eyes and a pair of false teeth). The original story is followed reasonably faithfully, though those familiar with this director's other films won't be the least bit surprised by the numerous digressions into Svankmajer territory, living slabs of meat and all. As the opening narration says, it's a film made for children... perhaps? Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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1 November 1990 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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Everytime Alice attempts to open up a drawer, the handle seems to break off. See more »


In the outdoor scene when Alice cuts her finger, she is obviously missing a front tooth. See more »


[first lines]
Alice: Alice thought to herself... Alice thought to herself 'Now you will see a film... made for children... perhaps... ' But, I nearly forgot... you must... close your eyes... otherwise... you won't see anything.
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Version of Great Performances: Alice in Wonderland (1983) See more »

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Beautiful, disturbing, creepy, bizarre.
24 February 2001 | by (Belfast, N. Ireland) – See all my reviews

There is simply nothing i can say derogatory about this movie. Jan Svankmajer is a genius in his mixture of live footage and animation. His work is at once beautiful and disturbing, yet hypnotic in its use of visual style. there are very few animators with his unique style and flair. carrolls Alice was quite adult in tone, something that previous cinematic versions failed to bring across, possibly seeing the childrens market that could be capitalised upon. I would urge anyone who has seen Alice in Wonderland or has read the books to watch this if they can, and marvel at his unusual take on the story. Full of dreamlike and creep imagery, this is one movie that will stay with you for a while....

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