Sunday, February 21, 2010

Film Review -- Alice

In 1988's "Alice," Czech director Jan Svankmajer's bizarre adaptation of Lewis Carroll's children's book is considered a classic of surreal cinema. After her stuffed rabbit opens a portal inside her dresser, Alice crosses over into a warped world of gothic props, puppets and dead animals. Svankmajer gives the Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat warped makeovers via stop-motion animation and stark cinematography.

I've been re-reading the book and this was the most fascinating, creepy interpretation of the story I've ever seen. Outstanding!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

very very creepy shots! I'm interested now...