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Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Family | TV Movie 28 March 2005
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 »

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Charlotte Curley ...
Little Alice
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White King
Louise J. Taylor ...
Tiger Lily
Rebecca Palmer ...
Rose
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Daisy #1 (as Paulette Williams)
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Red Queen (as Sian Phillips)
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Railway Guard
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Man in Paper Suit
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Gnat
Gary Olsen ...
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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". This time, Alice is played by the mother, who falls asleep while reading the the bedtime story to her daughter. Walking through the Looking Glass, Alice finds herself in Chessland, a magical and fun world. There she meets the Red and White Queens, as well as many other amusing friends on her journey across the chessboard countryside onto become a crowned Queen.

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Siân Phillips, Sir Ian Holm, and Penelope Wilton appeared in the BBC production of The Borrowers (1992) and The Return of The Borrowers (1993). See more »

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A 'wonderful' little interpretation...
8 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this adaptation. It was far and above better than Disney's attempt to turn what is already a children's book into a 'kiddie' film. It was, with very few exceptions, very true to the book, despite the difficulties associated with converting Carroll's unique style to a screenplay.

Something I've always felt critical to adapting both Alice stories is her precocious nature. There is truly no way a child actor could handle the scope of Alice in any film. I thought moving the story to an older Alice was wonderful. And Kate Beckinsale's performance in that capacity was outstanding. She brought to life the very childlike innocence and naivete of Alice while dealing so very well with interpreting Alice's very opinionated, stubborn and whimsical personality. And visually, she fit the role perfectly. :-)

The quirky nature and self-interpretation in this film is a wonderful way to introduce children to a complex and bizarre children's story. I can only hope that it will be available on DVD someday.


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