Alice in Wonderland (1966)
You've seen the Disney classic, now experience the tale of Alice in Wonderland as never before in this live-action adaptation of the timeless tale from the BBC and director Jonathan Miller. Capturing all of the menace and wonder of Lewis Carroll's age-old classic while injecting the story with a pinch of subversive Victorian gothic satire, this surreal updating of the children's fantasy classic features an all-star cast including Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir John Gielgud, Leo McKern, Peter Cook,
Nov 18, 2003
Wonderland becomes the adult world of the late 19th century rather than a fanciful sphere of gabby animals.
This is Alice on Mogadon, a melancholy and, in places, excruciatingly slow take on the tale with virtually all the comedic moments pared away.
Jonathan Miller's dark, incense-scented BBC television interpretation is ... planted in the psychedelic loam of the mid-1960s, complete with lysergic imagery, an untrusting view of the 'over 30' realm, and a musical score by sitar master Ravi Shankar.
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