30 Days, 30 Classics – Day 5: Alice In Wonderland (1903)
Posted on October 6, 2012
Today’s classic is another early silent movie. The original film of Alice In Wonderland, it ran to 800ft in length and lasted twelve minutes, of which just eight have survived. From British film-makers Cecil M. Hepworth and Percy Stow, it was the longest film made in England at the time. You can find an interesting article on this version of Alice In Wonderland online at the BFI (who are responsible for this beautiful restoration).
I think this film is just magical and I love the early special effects used to make Alice shrink and grow. You can watch the full eight minute film for yourselves below. I’d love to hear what you think.
Don’t forget, you can watch the trailers for my classic movies on my YouTube channel along with extra behind the scenes footage.